Nov 27, 2013

Elf Craft Stick Ornament

I love Christmas time... the lights, the trees, the decorations, the music.....the food...I can not wait to see how they celebrate Christmas in Cabo.  We stay in downtown Cabo; we do not have a vehicle so we walk everywhere.  I discovered a craft store about ten blocks away, they have the cheapest crafts supplies I ever seen.  For all the supplies I bought, the foam (8 sheets), the paint's (7 small jars), the paint brushes (2), the ribbon (3 yards), the Christmas decorative pieces (2), the pack pom poms, a pack of jingle bells, the sharpie marker, the glue;  I spent under $10 usd.  I manage to find everything I needed to make my craft stick ornaments...except felt, as it turns out the color foam works better for me.
Trying to take picture of my Elf hanging from a tree is a trick, downtown Cabo is mostly dust and concrete, with very tall palm trees. I found a little park three blocks down, two blocks up, with trees.  Yes, the people watching me take pictures of this little guy think I am crazy....  My Elf is little more detailed then my Christmas Bear Craft Stick Ornament, but he is fun to make.

Elf Craft Stick Ornament
What you need:
Craft stick (if pre-colored green, no need to repaint)
Paint - green, flesh color, red and white, black
Foam - green red, brown, flesh color
Decorative object: ie, small package, garland, small golden balls 
in center of flower 
Glue, Scissors, Paint brush, toothpick 

1 Paint stick green,
2 Draw line on bottom center.  Cut and glue on shoes, draw line down center of shoes.
3 Paint face and neck.
4 Cut out ears, hat, hat band, collar, hair, arms and mittens.  Glue hat band to hat. Glue mittens to arms.
5 Glue on ears, paint red checks and red neck line. Paint white checks.
6 Cut small gold balls off decorative objects glue onto tips shoes and tip of hat.
7 With toothpick, dot eyes and draw smile.
8 Glue on collar.
9 Glue hair, hat, and arms onto stick.
10 Small package came off of decorative object. Glue package below collar.
11 Pull arms around small package and glue.
12 Cut and tie small ribbon, glue to back of stick.

I've made three so far.... I was thinking an entire tree with just Elves would be so adorable....just not sure we will be able to have a Christmas Tree here in Cabo..... this year.

FYI:  I went to trouble to make a pdf file, if anyone would like one for the craft collection, please email me at and I will be happy to email.

Other Variations of Elf

Happy Crafting
And Happy Holidays!


  1. After seeing the cute bear, I knew I'd love this elf - and I was not disappointed! Darling! I like how he can hold different Christmas-y things!

  2. I totally love this elf! Sooooooo cute!

    Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog via GFC.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. this is so cute, thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  4. This is so cute, Connie! My kids are Elf on the Shelf-obsessed, so they would really get a kick out of this! :)

  5. So adorable! I am so going to try this with my kids at school!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  6. so cute, thanks for sharing. visiting and following you back thru GFC, inspire me monday.

  7. I am new to your blog, so I will be looking around. I am sending an email for the pdf. Thank you!

  8. Hi Connie! Stopping by to let you know your my Spotlight Blog of the Week! Thanks so much for linking up to Made in a Day!

  9. Your Elf ornament is just adorable and I think this will be a great project for the little ones to make. Our girls were so excited to see the return of their elf this week. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  10. What a cute little elf! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. What a cute elf :) Pinned - Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays :)

  12. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured at One More Time Events. Thank you for sharing… Party is up hope to see you again this week! Tammy

  13. oh how cute these guys are adorable! Thank you for sharing
    Sheena @

  14. This is super cute! The kids could make their own Elf on the Shelf!


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