Wiring your Elf on the shelf

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Original Elf on the Shelf
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Introduction

There are two ways to make wire your elf, so they are pose-able. The first is the non-cut method. My personal favourite as there is no evidence of tempering. The second, although quicker creates holes. The holes can be left or if you are handy with a needle and thread you could put in one maybe two stitches in each limb.

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Method 1

What’s needed?
  • Original Elf on the shelf (EOTS)
  • Cocktail Stick / Thick Needle
  • Craft Wire 0.3 mm
  • Wire Cutters 
  • Separate stitching at end of leg with Cocktail Stick
Step by step guide:
  1. Inset wire through stitching through the bottom half of the leg
  2. Push the wire through the outer side of the knee as there is no stitching
  3. Push wire up through top of the leg
  4. Use wire cutters to snip the wire same length as leg
  5. Push end of wire in to the leg  so no shape ends can be felt
  6. Follow the above steps for each limb.
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What’s needed?
  • Original Elf on the shelf
  • Scissors
  • Craft Wire 0.3 mm
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle
  • White Thread 
Step by step guide:
  1. Use scissors to snip the stitching at the foot end of the leg
  2. Undo stitching on knees
  3. Push wire through hole and up leg to top
  4. Cut wire same length as leg with cutters
  5. Sew up the end of the leg
  6. Redo stitching for the knees
  7. Follow the above steps for all limbs

Although I have based my guide on the Original Elf on the Shelf, you can use the information above to wire any elf you wish to make pose-able

Thank you very much for reading and Merry Christmas x
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