Before I made our Elf on the Shelf bendable, it was so hard to move him in certain spots. Sometimes to get the right pose I would use sewing pins or tape. This wasn’t always ideal, but I managed. Then I happened upon a Pinterest pin of a DIY bendable Elf on the Shelf and decided to give it a try!! It worked very well, so I came up with a tutorial on how I made a bendable Elf on the Shelf!
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- Thick, bendable, but easily cutable wire in the crafting section (I used floral wire, I believe it was around 14g)
- Red Thread
- White Thread
- Seam ripper or something to pull the threads with (I used a weeder – the black long pencil looking tool in my picture below)
Step 1 – Measure the size wire you will need for each arm and leg. Give a little extra because you’ll loop one end.
Step 2 – Once you cut the size wire you need, loop the end so it won’t poke out of the elf’s hand.
Step 3 – With your tool, carefully undo one small thread in the middle of the hand to insert the wire, pointed end in first, into the arm or leg.
Step 4 – after you position the wire in the middle of the arm where you need it, sew up the hole you just made and repeat process for the other arm and both legs! You’ll use the red thread to sew up the leg.
For me this whole process of making a bendable Elf on the Shelf was easy. It took about 15 minutes including the sewing time! There may be better ways of doing this out there, but it has worked well for us!!
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