Santa’s Magic Key Printable Tag + SVG File

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Free printable Santa’s Magic Key tags + Santa’s Magic Key SVG file for Glowforge, Cricut, and Silhouette! Make your own DIY Santa keys with these easy-to-use files!

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What is Santa’s Magic Key?

How does Santa get into houses without chimneys on Christmas Eve? With Santa’s Magic Key, of course! Leave this key out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, and he will be able to use his Christmas magic to enter your home via the door instead of a chimney!

Santa’s Magic Key Printable Tags & SVG File

No chimney? No problem! Put worried minds at ease with the assurance that Santa will be able to pay your home a visit with this Magic Key instead!

Use our Santa’s Magic Key printable and/or SVG file to easily make your own Santa’s Magic Key three different ways – by hand, using your Cricut machine, or using your Glowforge machine!


How to Make Santa’s Magic Key

Using the Santa’s Magic Key Printable

Santa's Magic Key printable tag with red ribbon and silver key on a mint green background with candy canes

NOTE: These instructions are for how to use the printable with your Cricut machine, but the tags are also quite easy to cut by hand if you don’t have a Cricut!

Supplies Needed:

* I used pre-cut wood tags since I already had them on hand, but it would also be simple to cut the tags from chipboard or basswood if you have a Cricut Maker machine and Knife Blade! (Get the SVG file for the tags below as well!)

Cricut Design Space software screenshot showing the process of uploading the Santa's Magic Key printable tags file

Open the Cricut Design Space software and upload the printable file. We recommend using the PNG file since it already has a transparent background. Select “Complex” as the image type and click “continue.”

Cricut Design Space software screenshot showing Santa's Magic Key printables being saved with a transparent background

The background and the holes in the tags should show the checkered transparent background – if they are showing as white, use the + cursor to remove the area from the image.

Cricut Design Space software screenshot of tags being saved as a Print Then Cut image

Save the design as a Print Then Cut image. Insert the design on to a new Design Space canvas.

Cricut Design Space software screenshot with Santa's Magic Key Print Then Cut design

Resize the tags as needed, click the green “Make It” button in the corner of the screen, and follow the prompts to print out the tags. We recommend printing your tags on to heavy cardstock.

Santa's Magic Key printables on green Cricut mat in fuchsia Cricut Explore machine

Place the printed paper on to your Cricut mat and load the mat into the machine.

Close up of Santa's Magic Key printables on green Cricut mat

Press the flashing Cricut button on your machine, and the machine will begin precisely cutting your tags for you.

Two Santa's Magic Key printable tags and silver keys on a mint green background

Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on to the wood (or chipboard) tags, and place the printable tags on top. I like to use my Cricut brayer to roll on top of the layered tags to ensure that everything is firmly adhered. Allow to dry. Finish with a top coat of Mod Podge if desired.

Printable Santa's Magic Key with red ribbon and silver key on mint green background

Add a ribbon and the key, and you’re all done – easy peasy! Now Santa can find his way into your chimney-less home on Christmas Eve!

(For more detailed photos of how I tied the ribbon and attached the key, scroll down to the next section!)

Santa's Magic Key printable tag with red ribbon and silver key on a mint green background

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    How to Make Engraved Santa’s Magic Key Tags

    With the Santa’s Magic Key SVG File + Glowforge

    santas magic key printable tags with decorative keys

    Supplies Needed:

    Masking Wood for Glowforge Engraving with scissors, brayer, and masking tape roll on aqua background

    Begin by painting your board if desired and allowing it to dry completely. When dry, use the masking/transfer tape to cover both sides of the board, front and back. I like to use my brayer to make sure the masking tape is thoroughly adhered to the wood.

    Open Glowforge Pro on work bench with Masked Wood Inside

    Turn on your Glowforge machine and air filter (if using a filter vs a window vent) and place the masked wood into the machine on top of the crumb tray.

    Screenshot of Glowforge App Software with Santa's Magic Key design

    Open up the Glowforge App software on your computer and upload the SVG file by clicking the large teal “+” in the center of the screen. I selected “Medium Maple Plywood” as my material since it is similar to the Baltic Birch and adjusted my settings as needed.

    For this tag, I engraved with 925 speed, 85 power, and 270 LPI; for cutting, I used 160 speed and full power (on a Glowforge Pro).

    glowforge santa key tags being cut

    Send the project to “print” and let your Glowforge machine work its magic!

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    santas magic key cut file cut into wood using glowforge

    When the cutting and engraving is complete, wait for the flashing light on the Glowforge to go off, and then open the lid to remove the tag and the leftover wood piece.

    pre cut tags in glowforge machine for santa keys

    If desired, you could also choose to engrave on pre-cut wood tags instead of cutting the tags from a larger sheet of wood. We highly recommend pinning your tags down with honeycomb pins if you use pre-cut tags!

    Peeling the masking from a laser engraved Santa's Magic Key wood tag

    Carefully remove the masking from the tag. Use tweezers to help remove any of the small pieces if needed.

    Two Santa's Magic Key tags with red ribbons and silver keys on a mint green background
    Laser engraved Santa's Magic Key wood tags with red ribbon and silver keys on a mint green background

    Cut a length of grosgrain ribbon approximately 6″ long. Use the jewelry pliers to add a 10mm jump ring to the key.

    Adding a red ribbon and silver key to a laser engraved Santa's Magic Key tag

    Loop the ribbon in half, and feed the loop through the front of the tag. Slide the key ring over one of the ribbon ends on the front side.

    Close up of red ribbon and silver key tied to a laser engraved Santa's Magic Key tag

    Bring the loop around to the front of the tag, feed the ends of the ribbon through the loop, and gently tighten the knot.

    Closeup of silver key attached to a Santa's Magic Key tag with red ribbon on mint green background
    Santa's Magic Key laser engraved wood tag with red ribbon and silver key on a mint green background with candy canes

    All ready for Christmas Eve!

    Two Santa's Magic Key tags with red ribbons and silver keys on a mint green background with candy canes

    No matter which style of our magic keys you create, Santa will certainly be able to find his way inside your home on Christmas Eve now! 🎅

    Two Santa's Magic Key tags with red ribbons and silver keys on a mint green background with candy canes

    Where Do You Put Santa’s Magic Key?

    Leave your Magic Key out for Santa on Christmas Eve by placing it on your doorstep or hanging from your front door. Santa’s Christmas magic allows him to enter your home using the key instead of coming down a chimney.



    To get the Santa’s Magic Key SVG File, enter your name and email address into the form below and click the “Get It Now!” button!

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      Santa’s Magic Keys are a fun Christmas craft to make, and they serve a wonderful purpose in helping to reassure little minds that Santa will be able to pay them a visit on Christmas Eve! I hope you have fun making your own!

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