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How to Dress An Elf

‘Tis the Season! Are you elves out yet? Mine are! They always make their annual debut after Thanksgiving – and this year they came with a wardrobe! I am still working on the Accessories and Costumes so more to come, but we are having fun with the Sweaters.

The Sweaters. How to Dress an Elf. It’s tricky at first, but gets easier. I have some photos below to show you what I have figured out so far that works for me.

First – if your elves still have their hands connected you will need to separate those – use tiny scissors so as not to cut their hands, just the thread.

Each Sweater I ship out should have a small slit cut into the back of the sweater. Each sweater has a different shape so they fit a bit different, but I have found a sweater base that I like so those that can be on the basic sweater shape, I will use that – it seems to do a little better with dressing and undressing the elves. If you need to, cut the slit a little bigger depending on your elf.

Go up over the feet – as long as you can get the slit over the body where it meets the feet, you should be good!

On Step 1: Go up over the feet. Stop just below the shoulders.

On Step 2: Tuck the arms down into the sleeves.

On Step 3: Shimmy the arms down into the sleeves as you pull the sweater up. Tweezers may be helpful to pull the arms through.

You can put the collar over or under the sweater:

To Remove the Sweater: Do the same thing in reverse. Pull the arms up a little bit.

Pull the arms all the way out:

And pull the sweater off at the feet.

Now you are ready for a new sweater! I added many sweaters to the Elf Emporium category recently – be sure to take a look. And on Instagram today it is Star Wars Sweater Sunday! A couple of my favorites below. Thanks for stopping by – I hope this helped you and I hope you and your family enjoy the Holiday Season!

Elf Emporium

Good Morning! I know I have been Blog silent lately, but I found the world of making your Elf his and her own sweaters and costumes and accessories – and I have been having fun making a lot of sweaters! More to come, and the costumes, I am excited about the costumes. My elves will have a full wardrobe this year! I am trying to get through all the Sweaters first, and then will move on to the fun Accessories and Costumes, but I have made two accessories – Toothbrush / Toothpaste set, and an Art Easel and Palette set! Some of my recent makes below. And I have created a Holidays section on my new website with subcategories of Christmas and Elf Emporium among others.

Available items will stay on this website as they expire on Etsy. They may or may not become available again on Etsy if they are deemed popular or have a special request to return. Let me know if there is something specific you are looking for that you have seen but can’t find!

Some of my favorite new Elf items below. See them all in the Elf Emporium. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!

Mummy Votive Jars

A couple of weeks ago I started doing some holiday crafts with my 4-year old, and this was our first project. It took longer to shop for the supplies than it did to create these Mummy Votive jars!

Only 5 items are needed to create these cute votive jars:

  1. Mason Jar
  2. Cheesecloth
  3. Googly Eyes
  4. Hot Glue
  5. Glue Gun

The cheesecloth package that I had was enough to create two jars, and the googly eyes were sold in packs of 2 sets so I was all set.

I divided the cheesecloth strips in half, wrapped them around the mason jar a few times, then tucked the ends in to keep them in place, then I hot glued on the googly eyes. That’s it! I added a scented votive candle to the inside of the jar to not only light up the creation on the mantle on Halloween, but also make my living room smell pretty.

You could make all different types of these in different sizes – very quick and inexpensive.

Mummy Votive Jars