Have you been naughty or nice this year?
One way to ensure (passably) good behaviour in your household is to have Santa send out his scout elves from the North Pole to be sneaky peekers and report back about who is being naughty and nice during the lead up to Christmas.
Discover just how easy it is to create your own unique and oh so easy DIY elf on the shelf and let them help you keep a relatively calm and well behaved atmosphere this holiday season.
Steal a couple of dolls from your kiddo’s ever growing collection and grab a bunch of festive scraps and embellishments.
Use a doll as a sizing guide and fold a small scrap of fabric or felt in half then chop out a basic tunic shape with the folded edge at the top.
Cut a small hole in the center of the folded edge, pop the fabric over the doll’s head and carefully chop out a small slit between the legs to create a groovy jumpsuit shape.
Remove the fabric from the doll and stitch up the open sides.
Flip the almost done jumpsuit right side out and pop it back on the doll.
Sew the inseam closed and stitch on a pair of elvish booties.
Grab your trusty glue gun and get embellishing your little elf’s outfit!
Go create a spy buddy to help that first scout elf keep an eye on everyone.
Have your scout elf arrive in an adorably amusing manner and be sure to include my little instructional poem:
Don’t forget to have your elf posed in an ever changing variety of quirky areas & situations each morning for your little one to discover!
What are you DIY-ing for the holidays?
Check out all of my festive tutorials right over here and get making!
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