Operation Elf on the Shelf

So Ralphie finally made an appearance.  All those Facebook photos of Ralphie’s fellow elf friends getting into mischief all over town were making me feel a little guilty.  So I finally rescued him from the attic.

I remember last year coming up with all these great places for the elf, but then he would fall over, slip off, or just not stay put.

So I sent him to the hospital for a little surgery.

A Velcro kind of surgery.

I simply cut the little string that attached his hands.  Was I was supposed to do this as soon as we opened it?  We’ll 3 years later I’m just doing it now.

elf-on-the-shelfNow cut some tiny pieces of Velcro and sew to each foot and arm.

If you aren’t in the mood to pull your sewing machine out for the worlds smallest sewing job you could use the Velcro with the sticky backing and just stick it on.

Or hand sew it on.  Yeah I’m far to lazy for hand sewing.

Or use fabric glue to attach the Velcro.

Ralphie in recovery.

So many more possibilities…

Ok so I’m not so creative.  But this opens up lots of Elf opportunities for those of you who actually are creative.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

12 thoughts on “Operation Elf on the Shelf

  1. Love your cute site! I look forward to getting to know you. Found you on the Saturday morning blog hop! Would love a visit from you over at Moms Surviving Kids!

  2. Yeah, Steve and I decided last night that Charlie was due for some reconstruction surgery as well. We read how people also insert wire to allow more freedom and grasp. Also read about glue dots, although I remain unsure to exactly what those are. I almost just put the Velcro that had stick on the other side and call it a day. But instead, he has been snipped and is being allowed to heal before we decide on the form of reconstruction. I personally would never call sewing with a machine lazy. However using Velcro with adhesive, that is considered lazy in my book!

  3. Awesome. I just set mine up in my classroom and couldn’t figure out how everywhere gets their elf in all those configurations! Mine is coming home Monday for some surgery!

  4. Our elf, Zoom (who by the way, is quite jealous of your Ralphie’s normal name), is set to appear tonight. He may or may not be bringing some Christmas decorations with him. He has yet to have his hand separation surgery, poor guy. I’m too lazy to schedule it! But now, thanks to you, his surgeon knows how to perform it (I think we’ll be going the no-sew route).

    • Zoom is a good one. My boys fought between Ralphie and Rick. I seriously have no idea where they got those names. I agree no-sew route is probably much easier.

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