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The Elf Hotel: DIY Travel Container for Your Elf on the Shelf Using a Cute Pail

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it's time to welcome back our mischievous little friends, the Elf on the Shelf. If your Elf is anything like ours, it loves to embark on all sorts of adventures during the season. To make those adventures even more special, why not create a personalized travel container? In this blog post, we'll show you how to make a delightful travel container for your Elf on the Shelf using a charming pail that you can find on Amazon and the free printable.

Materials You'll Need:

  1. A cute pail (like the one we found on Amazon).

  2. Craft supplies:

  • Colored paper

  • Glue or double-sided tape

  • Scissors

  • Markers or stickers for decoration

  • Free elf hotel printable

  1. A little imagination!




Step 1: Choose a Cute Pail Start by choosing the perfect pail for your Elf on the Shelf's travels. The pail we found on Amazon (linked above) is an excellent choice because it's adorable and just the right size for your Elf. You can find similar options or opt for one that fits your holiday decor.

Step 2: Prepare Your Craft Supplies Gather all the craft supplies you'll need, such as colored paper, glue or double-sided tape, scissors, and markers or stickers for decoration. Choose colors and designs that match your Elf's personality and the holiday theme you prefer.

Step 3: Create a Personalized Name Tag Every Elf needs a name tag for their travels. Cut out a small piece of colored paper and write your Elf's name on it. You can add some decorative elements like glitter, stickers, or drawings to make it unique. Attach the name tag to the pail with glue or tape.

Step 4: Decorate the Pail Now it's time to get creative and decorate the pail to make it even more special. You can do this in a variety of ways:

  • Use colored paper to create holiday-themed designs, such as snowflakes, reindeer, or Christmas trees, and glue them to the pail.

  • Draw or paint your own festive artwork directly on the pail.

  • Add some stickers or decals that match the holiday spirit.

Creating a personalized travel container for your Elf on the Shelf is a fun and festive way to add excitement to your holiday traditions. With a cute pail and a little creativity, you can make your Elf's adventures even more magical. So, gather your craft supplies, get your pail, and let the holiday adventures begin! Your Elf is sure to appreciate the extra effort you put into making its travels extra special. Happy holidays!

XOXO, Kara

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