Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Elfie" on the Shelf

This is going to be a very exciting Christmas.  The boys are talking up a storm and now are starting to really understand what all the holiday hustle and bustle is about.  Before I was even pregnant, I bought The Elf on the Shelf at a local card shop for 75% off after the holidays one year.   My mom swears I paid more for it, but I'm certain I got it dirt cheap.  I brought it out last year, but the boys were more fascinated with tearing paper than behaving for an alleged helper of Santa Claus.
This year, though, things are different.   They know who Santa is and that he brings presents to GOOD girls and boys.  We watched the Elf on the Shelf special a few times, and I think they "get it".

Insert "generic Elf with wimpy felt body" here....

This thing has total vintage cuteness, yet is creepy at the same time...  How can that be?   Anyway, I had plans... big plans...  There's not much this momma can't do with a little sequins, sparkles and a hot glue gun ;)

Our Elf got a girlie makeover!
Why should I be the only chick in the house?

For less than $5, I used what I had around the house (and a few purchased goodies) to give this Elf an extreme makeover (and shoes, because what girl doesn't want a new pair of shoes!)
I love the outcome!
The Elf made her debut the very next day - the boys LOVED her!   I was very excited about naming our new visitor from the North Pole, but Andrew was just concerned about not being able to give her a high-five (wouldn't want to take away her magic by touching her, now would we?)
So, for now, we call her "Elfie".  Cute, but I'm hoping we can be a bit more creative next year with the name.   I do love hearing, "Elfie is watching" from both of the boys.   They know she is on a special mission and required to report back to Santa all she sees (naughty and nice!)  It's working.... and she might just stick around our house well past Christmas!

Stay tuned for more holiday excitement from the P house!


  1. Wow...great job on the elf makeover! (Can you come spruce up my wardrobe while you're at it?) ;)

    Hope you'll post some of the elfin adventures from your house. We aren't following that tradition here, but I just love seeing what others are looks like so much fun!

  2. Elfie is awesome.


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