We have an Elf on the Shelf named Bob. He has come to visit us for 4-5 years now. I decided to post some of his fun adventures he has had at our house and some fun clothes that you can make for him.
A lot of the stuff Bob does is similar to the elves you see on Pinterest. Sometimes he stands out on his own.
- He has left me a message in the fridge to throw out Thanksgiving left overs.
- He put a lot of my daughter’s stuffed animals in the dog kennel and put a sign on it saying “Zoo”.
- He was caught eating the filling out of oreos and trying to put the empty cookies in my daugher’s lunch.
He was tired of waiting on us to put up the Christmas tree, that he drew his own on our chalkboard.
He printed off some basic elf cards one year.
He got into our dog’s treats.
Our star was leaning one year and he decided to save it.
Closer view of his super hero cape.
It is made with 3 different colors of felt and some hot glue. The felt sheets are from a pack that was purchased at Dollar Tree. I did not cut the width of the yellow. It is the size that it came. I cut a “V” in the top. The royalish blue felt I cut into a shield pattern small enough to fit on the yellow. The lighter blue, I traced a “B” initial on it before cutting. The “B” stands for his name, Bob.
Once I hot glued all the felt pieces on top of each other, I tried it on Bob. I then made it loose enough to go over his head and hot glued the top of the “V” cutout together at his neck, but not to him.
Bob loves Rapunzel and the next day he took her for a stroll on their horse. Still wearing his cape.
We have a surfboard ornament that I got years ago when I worked at Hollister. Bob decided to ride it on the tree.
This year my youngest daughter wanted Bob to have clothes. I decided to make him some elf clothes myself. This sweater is made from a Toddler size TMNT sock. It had lost it’s mate, so I recycled it. The sleeves are made from white felt that I had on hand. I cut the sock and fitted it over his chest and stomach. Then I cut out the white felt and covered his arms. I hot glued the white felt seams while on the two arms, but left them loose enough to come off. I sewed the white arms to the top of sock. It is very easy to get off and on.
Another toddler sock that I turned into a sweater for Bob. I completed it the same ways as above. This would be great with any holiday socks you may have or buy in the Dollar bins.
I came across this last year and loved it, but not the price. My kids do not need another apron either.
So I made an apron for him this year. He is wearing this with a note saying it is time to make cookies.
I saved a Barbie size apron template on one of my Pinterest boards. It is the perfect size to fit an Elf. I got the template from Brassy Apple here. I just placed the template on the felt and cut it out. You can use fabric, but I wanted to sew as little as possible during this project. No sewing is needed on felt.
I did use the stretchy elastic thread that Brassy Apple does, but I hot glued it down to the felt. I then cut very small rectangles and hot glued them over the elastic to make it more sturdy.
Closer view of what the elastic and felt look like.
I also made one in pink for his “Barbie” friend. Her’s has white felt pockets and pink tulle at the bottom instead of fabric like Brassy Apple made, but it is cute and easy to do. The tulle, I gathered and ran a running stitch through by hand. Then I hot glued the pockets on and the tulle.
They are ready to make some cookies.
I came across these sweater ornaments at Michael’s while they were 50% off, making it $2.98. You can usually find a coupon if they are not on sale. They do fit the elves, but mine needed cut at the top to fit his head. You may find wine bottle sweaters or clothes that will fit elves too.
Here he is wearing one of the sweater ornaments. It comes with a hanger, so I decided to hang up some of Bob’s new duds in Barbie’s wardrober. My daughters bought Bob some presents from Target this year too. They were more expensive at $9 a piece.