No Sew Elf on the Shelf Skirt
How to Make a No Sew Elf on the Shelf Skirt for Less
If you love the Elf on the Shelf tradition at Christmas time like I do, you know where I’m coming from on this post! Being the Crafty Mom I am, one night last year, had Josie our elf make her own no sew Elf on the Shelf skirt. I felt that Josie was a little naked with no clothes AND I wasn’t about to spend $10 on a pre-made skirt at the store.
She does look a little naked here doesn’t she? This was one of her antics last year:
In Case You Missed Them
If you missed any of my other Elf on the Shelf idea posts, here they are:
- The Elf on the Shelf Tradition
- Elf on a Shelf Ideas
- Two Dozen Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Making the Apron
You will need
To make the apron you only need three items:
- Red and white felt
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (OK four items…) (Affiliate Link)
Cut out these three shapes out of the felt. I literally “winged it” on this one as far as the pattern and size goes. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I actually used felt scraps. You don’t need much for that tiny Elf waist!
I used a hot glue gun (because it’s quick and easy) and glued it together like this.
I tied it around her waist as shown.
It turned out great and the red and white felt match her perfectly.
Here’s what I set out the night Josie made her own skirt for my daughter to find the next morning.
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.
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.
Two Dozen Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas – Two dozen ideas that are helpful, especially when you forget and need a quick move!
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.
More of my ideas!!
Where did you get the head? I got an elf almost identical, with the same head as yours, on a box of Russell Stover chocolates on 1966 and it has been on my Christmas tree ever since.
Hi Carol! I bought the doll at Target! Ha! Good thing to know they’ve kept them the same all these years 🙂
This is great!! Perfect! Exactly what I was looking to do and your idea is so easy! I can’t see spending $10+ on an elf skirt either! I will make this when our Elf comes in November and post the pictures with a link to your website. Awesome job!
Thanks, Christina! My thoughts exactly. This one was less then a dollar and you have enough to make one for a friend 😉
I was hoping fora template– want to make one for a great niece out of town — but don’t have an elf. Can you tell me the size around the waist and about the length — wanted to make the shoes also
Hi Sandy! The waist is about 5 inches around. I think a good length for the skirt is about 3 inches. For the shoes, if you use the handle of a foam paint brush (or even a pencil) as your guide, it’s the perfect size! I hope this helps!