I decided to make this little “home” for our Elf. This elf comes with many rules. After the elf mysteriously appears under your tree you have to name the elf and the kids are not allowed to touch it. The elf watches the kids and reports back to Santa on their behavior. At night, the elf hops down from the shelf and gets into mischief or hides somewhere in the house. Last night he got into the Hershey Kisses and put wrappers all over the counter! I told my boys we needed this special home for the elf so he can hang out during the day time – that way we can keep track of him (and Mom & Dad can keep track too).
SVG Collections Used
- Patterned and Solid Papers
- Foam Tape
- Ink Pads
- Buttons (optional)
- Twine (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
|3D Letters SVG Kit|
|e1.svg||8.190″ w x 7.980″ h||green|
|e2.svg||8.190″ w x 6.477″ h||green|
|e_face.svg||8.190″ w x 4.679″ h||patterned paper|
|l1.svg||8.190″ w x 8.190″ h||green|
|l_face.svg||8.190″ w x 4.642″ h||patterned paper|
|f1.svg||8.190″ w x 6.119″ h||green|
|f2.svg||8.190″ w x 4.422″ h||green|
|f_face.svg||8.190″ w x 4.679″ h||patterned paper|
|Christmas Morning SVG Collection|
|base.svg||2.385″ w x 2.031″ h||brown dot|
|points.svg||2.384″ w x 1.602″ h||green stripe|
|rims.svg||2.385″ w x 2.175″ h||red stripe|
|sticks.svg||2.385″ w x 0.633″ h||silver dot|
|bottom.svg||1.329″ w x 1.329″ h||brown dot|
|top.svg||1.330″ w x 0.701″ h||green stripe|
|jack.svg – Cut 2 and stack||1.400″ w x 1.004″ h||silver dot|
|handlebars.svg||3.001″ w x 0.441″ h||silver dot|
|red.svg – Cut 2 and stack||3.004″ w x 2.773″ h||red|
|tires.svg||3.000″ w x 1.590″ h||brown dot|
|Rockin Around The Christmas Tree SVG Collection|
|airmail_green.svg||3.409″ w x 1.970″ h||green stripe|
|airmail_red.svg||3.409″ w x 1.970″ h||red|
|airmail_white.svg||3.409″ w x 1.970″ h||silver dot|
|Freebie from 12/8/11 – Words Only|
|to_santa_bottom.svg||3.000″ w x 1.482″ h||green stripe|
|to_santa_top.svg||3.019″ w x 1.266″ h||white|
- Cut and assemble all the 3 D Letters to sizes indicated on the chart. No curves on these letters so super easy to assemble.
- Cut and ink the face of the letters. I used foam tape under them to pop them off and add dimension.
- Cut, ink and assemble all the embellishments. In some cases to make them more durable I cut multiple times and stacked them. All details are on the chart.
- Hot glue the letters to each other to make the piece stable, after all it has to hold the mischievous elf. Add the embellishment cuts. I used foam tape.
- Add your buttons and twine to the letter and the face of the E. I hot glued them in place.
- Add a piece of foam core or even a fold piece of paper behind the To Santa letter to give it some depth so you can hot glue to the top of the E. See image in gallery above.
- I used all the same colored paper for my solids. I then purchased a 6×6 paper pad for the other papers from Target (Merrymint from American Crafts). I always wondered why you would need to buy in the 6×6 format – it has smaller print/designs which do work perfect for smaller projects like this one.
- On some of the pieces I used a silver ink (the jacks for example) and on others a light brown was used.
- Another option rather doing the multiple cuts is cutting chip board. I have used cereal boxes in the past.
If you decide to make a home for the Elf on the Shelf please share on the SVG Cuts FB Page. Have fun with your Elf on the Shelf!