Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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Are you all doing Elf on the Shelf?  It is so fun right?! I looked for some creative ideas out there.   This is the first year we are starting this tradition since both of my girls can read now. I’m super excited!

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Elf on the shelf playing dress up with the barbies. Idea from Erin Hensley Photography.

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Centerpiecephoto on etsy sells the cutest notes for your Elf on the Shelf.  Check them out.  I love all of them!

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Elf on the shelf roasting marshmallows….so cute! Idea from Nelly Cole Photography

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This one is from Lilblueboo and she has more adorable ideas!


Chubby Cheek Photography posted this cute idea!

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Elf on the shelf gets into the band-aids. Idea from Heavenly Savings.


Elf coloring in the refrigerator from Raining Hot Coupons

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Elf in the cookie jar. Idea from Mommy Savers.

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Elf poops in the potty…LOL! Photo from iVillage.

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Elf is a mess maker from The Baking Sheet.

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Elf working out from Love Bug Living.

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Elf is ready to clean windows from Daily Leisure

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Bath time for Elf on the shelf from Just Live Life Happy.

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Elf reading a story.  Idea from Mom and Pop Culture.


Elf plays with toilet paper. Photo from She Knows Parenting.

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Elf on the shelf relaxing in a bubble bath 🙂 Idea from Peanut Blossom

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This is one of my favorites! Found over at Skinny Mom


Elf on the shelf making himself a necklace. Idea  from Bombshell Bling 


Free candy canes idea from Clumsy Crafter


Adorable isn’t it? Go to Amy’s Party Ideas to see more.

I have more ideas on my Elf on the shelf Pinterest board.

Do you have a post with ideas for me to check out? Leave a comment with the link and I will stop by.


  • What a great post!!!! Thanks so much for including our elf, Mickey D. Elf, as he reads to his Toy Story pals! Love your blog and can’t wait to keep exploring it!


  • Nancy, Thank you so much for sharing some of the fun we’ve had with our elf, Rainbow. I LOVE your blog and it’s such an honor to see some of my pictures shared here. Best of luck to you with your new endeavor(s). You have such a sweet soul. You really are an inspiration! Merry Christmas!

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