So I realized that when I wrote the post Elf on a Shelf Ideas last week, I was making this whole thing WAY harder than it had to be. I guess because of Pinterest, and other fabulous and creative Bloggers, AND it was my daughter’s first year doing it, I felt pressure to find unique and different elf on a shelf ideas that no one has ever seen before. Fah-get about it! SOOOO, here are a few more EASY elf on a shelf ideas I came up with. I decided to make two dozen (this includes the seven elf on a shelf ideas I posted last week) more. Here we go!
I started in the kitchen. There were so many simple things you can do in there, from placing the elf in your refrigerator to hiding him or her in a pantry. Make sure it’s a place at eye level or close to it if you have a really little one like I do.
Next I looked at our Christmas decorations since we just put them up. I hid her in between the Santa collection and among candy jars. I even put her in our small tree and hiding in the “o” in our JOY wreath I made.
Then I walked around the rest of the house. All of which were very simple and easy and didn’t require much thought. I love the one with the elf hiding in a plant with a straw hat on her head… again…SUPER easy but still cute and creative.
So, my advice for those of you that love this tradition or hate this tradition and do it for the kids, don’t let it stress you out. Keep it simple, and make it fun for your whole family including YOU!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a video of some of my ideas. Enjoy!