Monday, October 19, 2015

Elves Love Sports - Elf on the Shelf Jersey Template

For the most part, jerseys are pretty universal across many sports.  This FREE PRINTABLE template can be used for soccer, football, baseball, or whatever kind of jersey you wish for your Elf on the Shelf!  If you want to create a basketball jersey for your Elf, just omit the sleeves.  You can use the included Christmas Tree, Star, Collegiate numbers, or create your own logo or mascot for your elf.  (Jingle the Elf should probably have a jingle bell.)  I used felt so that it was a super quick project without having to finish any edges on the tiny little jersey.  
His chair is made of giant marshmallows and toothpicks.

Elf on the Shelf Free Printable Sports Jersey Template
Elf on the Shelf: Free Sports Jersey Printable and Instructions

Elf on the Shelf: Free Sports Jersey Printable and Instructions

Elf on the Shelf: Free Sports Jersey Printable Template
Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post
You can purchase all of my Elf on the Shelf printables in the store to the right for easy and immediate download.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

DIY Princess Dress: Audrey Hepburn Costume

After purchasing the right sized lined crochet tutu top, I took rolls of 6" wide sparkle tulle and cut into lengths twice as long as I needed each to be.  I sewed 2 inch wide (by 7" lengths to allow for seams) ribbon along each end of the tulle strips.  (You *could* forego the ribbon along the ends, but I LOVE the result.) I carefully rolled each length of tulle lengthwise and then twisted it at the very middle of the length.  I threaded the twisted middle through each "hole" in the bottom of the crocheted top.  
 Once pulled through, I pulled the 2 dangling ends through the new loop.  Repeat this in the same exact direction until the entire bottom of the top has been finished.

I added ribbon straps to the top, and the dress was complete.  I sewed a small Tiffany's jewelry bag to the finger of one of her satin gloves, added a handmade necklace with a brooch, sunglasses and a tiara.  
Updated 11/1/2016 - She loved this costume so much that she wore it again this year!