Last year, Sheldon and I started the fun tradition taking a ridiculous Christmas card photo.
This year, while shopping at target, we found Dewey a santa hat with beard and Bella an antler cap. Then we had the awesome idea to dress as elves. Sheldon immediately wanted to go look at tights. That's why I love my husband, he's as quirky as me! We almost decided against the photo this year because of losing Bella, but it brings us joy. So this past week, I made our costumes and turned the dining room in to a winter wonderland with Elf inspired paper chains and snowflakes. And we added Bella to the tree so she could still be part of the photo.
So here's where the elf "yourself" comes into play! The wonderful Michelle Clement of Scissor Quirk asked me to be a part of her blog party yesterday and today to celebrate the release of her new blog design (which looks wonderful btw)! So hop on over there and see my tutorial on how to make these fun Elf inspired aprons! If you make one I would LOVE to see it!
Wait...that's not all! I also put together an Elf hat tutorial for you as well. Just add tights and a goofy grin.
Instead of making full costumes I decided to make us elf inspired aprons and I am going to show you how to make your own today! These would be perfect for a party, making holiday meals, or taking fun photos, of course.
First, gather some supplies.
The body of the apron will need to be felt from the bolt, but the other colors can be 9x12 sheets if you have limited color options on the bolt. If you don't have a sewing machine, don't worry! These can easily be sewn by hand or even glued if you needed to.
Trace around an apron you already have to make your pattern. The aprons can be as simple or fancy as you want to make them. You can see a big difference between our aprons. For my pockets, I used a pocket pattern I had from a dress pattern in my stash. Use your resources or free hand it, felt is really forgiving so you can trim it until it looks right.
Pin everything in place before you sew it together. This is also a great time to try it on and make sure everything is in the right spot.
Sew it all up. You can use a fabric glue too if you don't sew.
Complete any final touches, you could add some embroidery or beading if you wanted to get really glitzy. Have fun and make it your own!