How to Make a Cheap and Easy Elf on the Shelf DIY Ribbon Tutu
Elf on the Shelf clothes are SO expensive in retail stores. As much as I love our little lady, I just can’t bring myself to buy any of them. Instead, I figure out a cheap and fast way to make them. In the past I have made elf boots, an elf apron skirt, a little elf messenger bag and today, I am showing you how to make an Elf on the Shelf DIY Ribbon tutu. You only need 2 things to make this cute little festive skirt.
Time: 15-20 Minutes
I actually used scarp ribbon I had in my craft room. I tend to buy things after Christmas when it’s on sale, and I had all this ribbon. I cut them in about 16”-18” pieces.
First cut a long piece to wrap around your elf. It should be long enough so that you are able to tie it in a bow. One by one, wrap each piece of ribbon around your belt as shown.
Pull each piece tightly. I alternated patterns. I ended up using about 25 pieces of ribbon.
Since all elves are different, measure around the elf’s waist as you go. I also trimmed the length a little once I put it around Josie.
This is such a fun and simple craft. I can’t wait to see Mia’s face when Josie shows up in it!
Here is a video of some of my ideas. Enjoy!