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DIY Ugly Sweater For Your Elf (Dollar Store Supplies)

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DIY Ugly Sweater For Your Elf (Dollar Store Supplies)

It’s super easy to round up supplies at your local dollar store and create an ugly sweater for the family elf!  Check out our simple directions below!

Elf in Ugly Sweater 2

The other day it occurred to me that our elf on the shelf totally needed a little fashion in his life.  Mind you, I didn’t say hip or trendy fashion, simply fashion. I was having this thought while perusing the aisles of our local Dollar Tree.  Before long, I had rounded up the materials that I thought might come in useful to make one heck of an ugly sweater for Oboe to where.

If you make your elf an ugly Christmas sweater, you can present the new apparel in one of two ways.  Simply have the elf arrive in his new duds and listen to the crowd oooo and ahhhhh.  Or, show off the sweater to the kids (or even let the kids help make it!) and lay it out at night somewhere in the hopes that your elf finds it, likes it, and spends the next day hanging out in it.

DIY Elf Ugly Sweater Supplies

Let it be known, this “sweater” is actually…  a dog outfit. Yes, I bought a dog shirt and though it’s baggy on our elf, it fits him well!

Pet Shirt
Pom Poms
Tacky Glue
Optional: Any other adornments you like

Elf Ugly Sweater Supplies

How to Make an Ugly Christmas Sweater for Your Elf

This might be one of the easiest crafts I have ever posted.  Ready?

Lay your “pet” shirt out your workspace and spread out your decorations. Glue your decorations onto the shirt (I suggest just decorating one side).

Tacky Glue

That’s it!

Let your shirt dry for a few hours.

Elf Sweater

Once the glue has dried completely, let your elf take it for a test run.  So cute!!

Oboe put his shirt on while the kids were at school and surprised them in the tree!

Elf in Tree


DIY Ugly Sweater For Your Elf (Dollar Store Supplies)

Make sure you check out my huge collection of Elf on the Shelf Ideas for TONS of ideas for your elf!

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Check out our Naughty and Nice List Free Printable because, well? The holidays!

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Check out our Christmas Toy Challenge from Your Elf + FREE Printable Poem! Teach your kiddos to pay it forward while recycling… AND alleviate some clutter in the play room before Santa brings a new delivery!

A Christmas Toy Challenge

DID SOMEONE TOUCH THE ELF?! You might need some MAGIC ELF DUST… made even easier with our FREE PRINTABLE!!

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Need a free printable Santa Cam?


Make a DIY LEGO zipline for your elf!!

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