I have come up with so many Elf on the Shelf ideas over the past couple years. I first got a taste of it just a couple years ago and I am obsessed. I enjoy it so much because I love getting creative and my daughter gets so excited when Josie comes to visit her. It’s worth every minute, even when I forget and have to get out of bed in the middle of the night. This time, I made an Elf on the Shelf DIY Messenger Bag. After all, Santa does send messages every once in a while. You only need three things to make it.
Time: 5 Minutes
This craft only takes a few minutes and costs pennies. I actually had an old jewelry felt bag that I had that gave me the idea. If you don’t have one, simply glue one together with red felt and a hot glue gun. I cut a little white strap and glued it to the inside of the bag.
Next, I cut a little fringe out of green felt scraps.
I glued it on top. That’s it! Super easy!
Here are a couple more no sew Elf craft ideas in case you missed them!
No Sew Elf on the Shelf Skirt – The Elf on the Shelf clothing you can buy at the store is so expensive. This is a quick and easy no sew tutorial for how to make an apron skirt for pennies.
How to Make Elf Shoes – One day Mia asked why Josie did have shoes. The next day she showed up with a new pair!
Don’t forget to check out all my other crazy Elf on the Shelf Posts!
Here is a video of some of my ideas. Enjoy!