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20 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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The Elf on the Shelf is one of the world’s most popular Christmas decorations. For decades, this little fellow has been in practically every home, smiling and winning hearts with his Holiday happiness.

He’s clearly a sweetheart in search of a unique method to express himself. Oh, presenting him in the traditional manner is fine, but why not spice it up a bit and allow him, and you, have some fun with your decorating?

I’m sure you never imagined how creatively you could use him. He doesn’t have to sit on that shelf forever. You may decorate your house with your Elf on the Shelf in a million, or in this case, 15, various ways.

I’m guessing you’ve never explored many of these decorating ideas, and if you have, there are bound to be others you’ve missed. It’s time to put that elf on show in a fun and unique way!

So, take a look at this amazing and fun collection, and tell me how you plan to place your little Elf this holiday season. I’d love to see some of your creative ways to include this little gentleman in your holiday decor.

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1. Decorated Hung Stockings

After all, the Elf on the Shelf was supposed to be a decoration, so why not let him help you with your Christmas decor by peeking out from a stocking? This is also an excellent gift idea.

Simply put him in any stocking you want to give, and he’ll help decorate houses all across town next year!

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Credit:  Spotted Pink Potatoes

2. Practicing Fine Motor Skills

Notice how our smart little Elf picked out all the red and green ones and made them into a pattern! Just let him sit in the corner and show his skills this holiday season.

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Credit: Come Together Kids

3. Enjoying Bubble Bath

Catch him relaxing in a bubble bath while catching up on his reading. Let him relax in his bathtub because he is tired of traveling the whole world.

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Credit: A Small Snippet

4. It’s Movie Time

Your Elf is enjoying his favorite movie with a popcorn tub next to him. Will you mind joining him? If not then what are you waiting for? Grab your popcorn tub and sit next to him.

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Credit: A Small Snippet

5. Elf Photographer

Give him the most recent toy catalog and let him make his Christmas wish list. Sit him down and he’ll discover something he enjoys. Plus, he appears to be thrilled while looking at all those toys!

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Credit: Beau Jangles Photos

6. Elf drinking an Elf Smoothie

Do you have a smoothie? This Little star needs it. He is a big smoothie fan and loves to drink smoothies and chill on holiday.

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Credit: Busy Kids Happy Mom

7. Rudolph Noses

Your tiny elf really wants to be a part of the family, and it’s obvious when everyone in the family wears a Rudolph nose for the family Christmas photo. Give one to your small elf as well, so he doesn’t feel left out.

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Credit: Frugal Coupon Living

8. Elf Has Left the Building

He’s had enough, and your sweet little elf is on his way back to the North Pole. Put him and all his “things” in a little car, and he’ll be home in time to help Santa pack up his sleigh.

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9. Trouble Maker Elf

Why this elf is just a trouble maker? This Elf is here to trouble you and he is a very mischievous and fun-loving guy. He loves to create troubles in the life of people around him. BE CAREFUL.

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Credit: Baby Stribling

10. Playing Angry Birds

What if you wake up to discover Buddy playing with all of your kids’ Angry Birds toys? They felt it was funny that they were playing together and enjoying the game.

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Credit: Sweet Shoppe Designs

11. On a Date with Barbie

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Credit: Crazy Lou Creations

12. Elf Kissing Booth

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13. Zip-lining Elves

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Credit: Gina Rae Miller Photography

14. Magic Elf Seeds

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Credit: East Coast Mommy Blog

15. North Pole Breakfast

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Credit: I Heart Naptime

16. Parachuting Elf

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Credit: Peanut Blossom

17. Elf Cocoa Party

Welcome Elf Cocoa Party Printables at sweetcsdesigns help your kids welcome home their elf with a cocoa party and Christmas countdown
Credit: Sweet Designs

18. Sledding Elf on the Shelf

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Credit: Busy Kids Happy Mom

19. Making Smores 

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Credit: A Small Snippet

20. Sunbathing

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Credit: A Small Snippet

Now comes the important question… Which Elf on the Shelf Decorations do you like the most? Please let me know in the comments.

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