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DIY Girly Elf on a Shelf

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Have you seen the “Elf on the Shelf”?  I think it is such a cute idea!  Since I have 3 girly girls and because I like to make everything myself… I decided to make our own Elf on a Shelf- girlified times 3!!!  They do make and sell the “girl” version of the Elf on a Shelf, but I just LOVE this version… she ended up being so cute!

DIY Girly Elf on a Shelf
What you will need:

Some type of doll that could pass as an elf… I used the Disney “Rosetta” one of Tinkerbell’s friends for this, but there are also fairy Barbie’s that could work well too… Rosetta has the perfect pointy elf ears!!! AND she was on sale (of course) for $8.99 at Target
1 holiday sock (found mine at Target)
white pom poms small and extra small
needle and thread

As I looked around for the perfect doll that could pass as an elf… I noticed that Rosetta’s dress was red and although it had pink on it… it worked very well once I added the socks.  The socks I found had a fur cuff, so I figured that could wrap around her arms.  So I cut off a few inches past the cuff… then cut out just enough material to make some sleeves like in the pic.  I sewed the sleeves then it went right around her arms (I did trim the fur and I used that for the hat)!  Next I made a simple hat using the sock material… it was easy- I just sewed a triangle.  Then I sewed some of the leftover fur to the hat, sewed a pompom on the end and then sewed the hat into her hair!
Next came the leggings… I just cut two pieces and sewed them into tapered tubes to fit her legs…
Lastly I glued tiny pom poms to her shoes to make them look more elfish… So cute!!!

We love our new Girly Girl Elf on a Shelf!!!  Now she can have fun getting into mischief… 😛
Happy Creating! 
Here is the Rosetta doll like I used:
 Disney Fairies Tinkerbell and the Pixie Hollow Games ~ 9'' Rosetta
Here is  a Rosetta doll (affiliate) that looks “Christmasy” if you don’t want to DIY
Disney Fairies Secret of The Wings Fashion Doll - Rosetta
Here is a pretty Rosetta doll (affiliate) as well:
Disney Fairies Fashion Doll - Poppy Rosetta
Another idea is to use a Tinkerbell (affiliate) or any of her friends (affiliate) since they have the elf ears too:
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Disney Fairies SYLE 3 - Silvermist 9" Feature DollDisney Magic Glow Fairies: Iridessa 4.5 Inch Doll


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Wednesday 5th of November 2014

I just made one and I love it. Thank you so much for your inspiration and instructions. I don't see if I can post a picture. Oh well, I love it all the same.


Wednesday 20th of November 2013

cute. i decide to make our own too, do to crazy prices, i figured i google before i plan, and man, i was thinking a monster high doll. i never thought of tink & friends, now i'm regretting leaving a tink at the thrift store ($1!) and love the use of a sock!

Natalie S

Sunday 2nd of December 2012

Thanks for your inspirational post! We have 3 girls too (13, 4 and 3). Our 13 yr. old will be helping us set up "Snowflake" (name our girls gave our Elf) every night. If you can find me on Pinterest "Natalie S" and go to my Holidays {Christmas: Elf on the Shelf Ideas} you can see the little outfit I made for our elf. It was so easy to do and so much fun! :D At first my 4 1/2 yr. old kept saying, "It's just a toy. It's from Tinkerbell. It's not an elf." to her older sister. But we slowly convinced her that yes, she is a toy but she is a special one that has magical powers that reports back to Santa. Santa gave her the magical powers. Now she is making offerings to her, bringing her pictures and cookies she made for her from their little play kitchen. She has been talking to her all morning long as she sits on our bookshelf next to a Christmas house (to keep an eye on them!) :D So thanks again!!


Friday 30th of November 2012

Today I am posting a round up of Elf on the Shelf ideas on my blog I also plan to included a link to this tutorial. Please let me know if you are not ok with that. Thanks!


Friday 30th of November 2012

Looks good! Thanks! :)


Friday 30th of November 2012

I am so excited about this project. I have been wanting to do the Elf on The Shelf story for the last couple of years, but the price is so high, so I am excited to get something budget-friendly! Thank you


Friday 30th of November 2012

Have fun with her! we love our "elf"! ;)

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