Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag

How to Make a No Sew Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag for Cheap

Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag


I have been obsessed with Elf on the Shelf crafts. It’s like an addiction! This time, I thought I’d make an Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag. I figure since we once found our elf Josie camping under a Christmas card tent and sleeping in a Barbie bed, I might as well make her, her very own sleeping bag. This craft took a couple minutes and cost about a dollar.

But first, here is a video of some of my ideas. Enjoy!

Here’s What You Need

Time: 5-10 Minutes


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I cut two piece of felt.  One was the length of regular felt sheet the other was a few inches shorter. The width of both was half of the width of a felt sheet. Next, cut two small white triangles for the pillow.

Elf on the Shelf Felt Sleeping Bag

I glued the two large rectangles together on three sides. I also folded the top piece back and put a dab of glue to hold it in place so it looked like the sleeping bag was folded over.

Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag Craft

For the pillow, I glued the side of the white rectangles together, stuffed it with two cotton balls, and then glued the final forth side.

Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag and Pillow

Our elf fit perfectly inside.

Elf on the Shelf No Sew Sleeping Bag

Elf on the Shelf Sleeping Bag DIY Inspired

I figured Mia may catch Josie camping, catching a cold and being sick in bed, or having a slumber party with her other stuffed animals and dolls. We’ll see!

In case you missed them, I have a ton of creative Elf on the Shelf posts. Some are crafty, some are quick and easy ideas. Be sure to check them out! I also made a video of over 75 of my ideas. Enjoy!

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    1. Hi there! The standard size of felt sheets that you can buy individually at a craft store is 9 X 12 inches. So, since I mentioned I cut it in half, that would make the bottom sheet 4.5″ X 12″. The top sheet is approximately 4.5″ X 10″. I would guess the pillow is about 3.5″ X 2″.

  1. OMG! Thank you sooo much Dinah. I am not really a sewer, not not at all. So when I found your glue sleeping bag.. I sigh of relief came over me. Thank you and Merry Christmas! And yes, the measurements helped ALOT!!!!

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