30 Nov Billie the Christmas elf is back!
It’s that time again in our house! Billie our beloved Elf on the Shelf is returning and the kids couldn’t be more excited!
This year we decided to ramp it up a bit by making Billie the Elf a house that she could live in. Not only will the house help with ideas on what to actually do with her every night (yes, you get desperate for ideas some nights and sometimes even forget to do them) but the kids will think it is wonderful that she has her own little house to hang out in.
We made our house from 3 square shadow boxes, some board, white paint, glue and a secret location…. So it began, we gathered as many little things as we could from various retailers as well as borrowing some doll house items from the kids! It grew bigger and bigger and BIGGER. One moment there was a gum ball machine, then teeny elf sized little photos of the kids throughout the year but the light bulb moment A SWING!. Of course Billie needed a swing! One of the cutest things we picked up were some Christmas bottle decorations which can be Billie’s clothes to change things up a bit. Of course, then we had to create a clothes rack to store all of these fashionable clothes!
We will be referring to ideas from family and friends along with websites such as The Idea Room & Princess Pinky Girl to keep Billie’s visit entertaining! After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and the reaction on the kids faces is priceless. #elfontheshelf