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How to Decorate a Tree for your Christmas Elf

Your kids will LOVE decorating a tree for their Elf on the Shelf. And you will love how SIMPLE this project is. No glue needed. This fun Elf on the Shelf DIY craft is perfect for your next Christmas party for kids.

During our recent Christmas Elf Brunch, the kids LOVED decorating a tree for their elf. And I loved how simple it was!

Simply take bottle brush trees, and offer a variety of decorations. This can include ribbon, pom poms, beads and bells.

While you could glue these items onto your tree with a glue gun, we found that everything stayed put really well just by pushing them into the bottle brush tree.

We’re pretty sure the Elf loved his Christmas tree!

Looking for more great Elf on the Shelf Ideas? I have you covered!

If you want to have the greatest Elf on the Shelf EVER, then keep reading. Not only will I walk you through how to make your elf more poseable (using wire, velcro and magnets) without sewing a thing, I’m also going to give you ideas for his arrival as well as his goodbye and everything inbetween – including printables, easy and creative ways for him to get into mischief as well as what do do when you just can’t do Elf on the Shelf one more day (we’ve all been there).

If you have toddlers, older kids or are looking for ideas for your classroom, this post is for you!


It is so easy (and fun!) to make your Elf on the Shelf more poseable (and much more likely to get into mischief) using wire, velcro and magnets – and there’s not a bit of sewing required.

How great is that?


Click here for the full step-by-step tutorial.

How to Welcome Your Elf on the Shelf (or Say Goodbye)

A special Elf on the Shelf brunch can be a super fun way to kick off your Elf on the Shelf season!

Click here for some fun details on how to make your brunch super special (including my favorite OJ pancake recipe and Grinch Juice!)

Fun Games to Play With Your Elf

While the kids don’t usually get to play with Mr. Elf, that doesn’t mean they can’t still play some Elf on the Shelf games!

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Mad Libs

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Charades

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Photo Props

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Coloring Sheets

Great Ideas for Your (Now Poseable) Elf on the Shelf

Stumped on how to pose your Elf on the Shelf tonight? Have no fear – I have hundreds of ideas for you. (Seriously. Hundreds!)

Great ideas for your Elf on the Shelf

100 MORE Ideas for your Elf on the Shelf

Are You an Elf on the Shelf Slacker?

It’s okay. We’ve all been there. In fact, I’m usually there often. This post is just for you!

Elf on the Shelf Tips for Slackers

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