Elf on the Shelf Apron Pattern & Tutorial

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This Elf on the Shelf Apron Pattern & Tutorial is easy to make with a felt, ribbon, and fabric glue to make the Christmas Tradition special.

Elf on the Shelf DIY

The Elf on the Shelf is an awesome Christmas tradition to start with your kids. This is our first year and we love it so much!

My daughter gets so excited in the morning to see where her Elf might be and what kind of trouble she might get into.

It reminds kids to be good because the Elf on the Shelf is always watching and reporting back to Santa in the North Pole each night.

We also use the Elf to remind our daughter to brush her teeth with cute gifts from the Elf like a new tooth brush.

I have put together this super simple tutorial on how to make it look like your Elf is baking up a storm with this Apron Pattern & Tutorial.

Places to Put Your Elf on the Shelf

Here are more idea on how to pose your Elf on the Shelf. We have come up with some really cute and cool ideas.

  • Mug Rack
  • Above the Stockings
  • In a Wreath
  • With the Family Photos
  • In the Toy Box
  • Hanging from the Christmas Tree
  • In the Doll House
  • Tucked in Flowers
  • On top of the Fridge
  • Hanging from the Banister
  • Among the Board Games
  • On the Bed Post

How to Make an Elf on the Shelf Apron?

To make this small apron, you will need the following items.

  • Felt – I used 2 different colors of green felt from this box of felt squares.
  • Glue – We used fabric fusion glue to put together this apron.
  • Scissor – To cut out the pattern and the felt, you will need a good scissors.
  • Apron Pattern – You can download the pattern below.
  • Small Ribbon – I used the ribbon from one of my dresses to make this apron. You can buy your own skinny ribbon or take it from one of your tops or dresses in your closet.

Download Apron Pattern HERE

First, print out the apron pattern.

Elf on the Shelf Apron

Cut out the pattern.

Elf on the Shelf Apron

Lay the pattern on top of felt and use a marker or sharpie to trace it.

Cut out the traced pattern.

Then, cut out the pattern of the pocket.

Elf on the Shelf Apron

Trace the pocket on the felt.

Cut out the traced pattern to get the pocket.

Then, cut on 4 pieces of thin ribbon – 2 – 2 inch ribbons and 2 – 3 inch ribbons.

ribbon strap

Next, glue the ribbons to the back of the apron. The short ones to the top corners and the 2 longer ones to the sides.

Elf on the Shelf DIY

Flip the apron over and glue the pocket to the front of the apron.

More Elf on the Shelf Accessories

If you want to buy some fun accessories for your Elf on the Shelf, here are some super cute ideas.

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