Easy DIY Elf on the Shelf Costume

These cute and easy DIY Elf on the Shelf Costumes are the perfect way to dress up your elf for Christmas. Use the included free pattern for fast creating.


  • a Cricut Maker or Scissors
  • the pattern at the end of this post
  • brown felt
  • green felt
  • thin elastic
  • hot glue
  • sequins and buttons


  • Print the pattern from the bottom of this post out and then use it as a template to cut out the tree and the gingerbread person. Make sure to also cut out the oval for the face.
  • Cut a 3 inch strip of elastic and hot glue it to the back side of the costumes with the ends folded under
  • Hot glue buttons and sequins in patterns all over your tree and gingerbread person to make it more festive.
  • Use a hair dryer to melt away any extra hot glue strings.
  • Slip the Elf on the Shelf Costumes over your elves and put them in the next fun spot to be found! I like putting them in the Elf on the Shelf Costumes in the Christmas tree!