If you love the Elf on the Shelf tradition at Christmas time like I do, you know where I’m coming from on this post! Being the Crafty Mom I am, one night last year, had Josie our elf make her own no sew Elf on the Shelf skirt. I felt that Josie was a little naked with no clothes AND I wasn’t about to spend $10 on a pre-made skirt at the store.
She does look a little naked here doesn’t she? This was one of her antics last year:
If you missed any of my other Elf on the Shelf idea posts, here they are:
- The Elf on the Shelf Tradition
- Elf on a Shelf Ideas
- Two Dozen Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas
To make the apron you only need three items:
- Red and white felt
- Hot glue and glue gun (OK four items…)
Cut out these three shapes out of the felt. I literally “winged it” on this one as far as the pattern and size goes. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I actually used felt scraps. You don’t need much for that tiny Elf waist!
I used a hot glue gun (because it’s quick and easy) and glued it together like this.
I tied it around her waist as shown.
It turned out great and the red and white felt match her perfectly.
Here’s what I set out the night Josie made her own skirt for my daughter to find the next morning.
More Elf on the Shelf:
Ten Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas – From being chased by reindeer to building a fort with Christmas cards, these ten ideas are clever, but simple.
The Elf on the Shelf Tradition – I wrote this after my daughter’s first year of Elf on the Shelf. This post includes a cute goodbye letter for the final night, including a special “baked” tray of mini gingerbread cookies.
Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas – This post shows the first night our elf showed up and nine other adorable ideas including a letter our elf wrote after a day of my daughter misbehaving.
Two Dozen Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas – Two dozen ideas that are helpful, especially when you forget and need a quick move!
Elf on a Shelf Ideas – This is the first Elf on the Shelf post I ever wrote and includes 7 ideas incorporating my daughter’s toys and games.