Christmas Elf on the Shelf Terracotta Pot Craft Idea


Decorate your home with our Christmas Elf on the Shelf terracotta pot idea.

Kids will adore our cheery elf pots and enjoy discovering what mischief and where they are hiding every morning!

They are quite easy to create too.

Why not start a new Christmas Eve tradition of a family crafting session making a terracotta elves and characters for the home.

Make your own elf in any size you like, just pick the terracotta pot size you like and get crafting!

Take a look at the How To tab for simple instructions, including a handy PDF Father Christmas/Elf Hat template.

You can adjust the colours to your Christmas theme, or maybe add Father Christmas, and then display a Christmas Family that everyone will enjoy!

Take a look at our other terracotta pot craft ideas here:

- Father Christmas Terracotta Pot Craft Idea

Halloween Terracotta Witches, Wizard & Spooks

Remember we love to see your crafts too!

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How to Make It

We used a 4.8cm terracotta pot with a 40mm polystyrene ball & 15mm googly eyes for our Elf on the Shelf. We also made a Small Father Christmas/Elf Hat using our PDF template.

  1. Paint a terracotta pot with Christmas Green acrylic paint and leave to dry. One coat is usually enough, but if you want to apply a second coat make sure the first is completely dry.
  2. Take a polystyrene ball and paint with Latte acrylic paint. You may need to apply a second coat once dry.Take a look at How To Paint Polystyrene or Styronfoam Balls for guidance.
  3. When dry stick on some googly eyes using glue dots or PVA glue and a small pink pom pom for a nose.
  4. Glue your the head to the bottom of the painted terracotta pot, we used a cool melt glue gun, but you can use silicone glue.
  5. While the glue is drying visit or Father Christmas/Elf Hat blog pages and download/print our Father Christmas/Elf Hat PDF Template.
  6. Glue the hat to the top of the elf's head.
  7. You can add a black felt belt if you like around the bottom of the terracotta pot and cut a belt buckle from gold card.

Create Father Christmas, more elves, even Mrs Claus and display your terracotta Christmas family!

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