Elf Place Card with Blue hat and scarf with cotton blossom body.
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Quick Elf Place Cards and Ornaments

These quick DIY ornaments and place cards are the perfect secret Santa gift!
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Instructions

Place Cards

  • With a fabric marker draw a little face on the wooden balls. Tip: In my first elf I did this step last but found out that was a lot of pressure to get the face just right.
  • Referring to the photos, cut a 2" x 2 3/4" triangle from felt. Put a line of hot glue along one of the long edges and press lightly to the other long edge, creating a cone. Tip: do half at a time.
  • Add wire and shape the hat to what you like! I used an ornament wire hanger. Leave it in when gluing the head on.
  • Glue the felt hat to a wooden bead.
  • Cut a 3" x 1/4" piece of matching felt for the scarf.
  • Trim the wire from the stem of the cotton blossoms. Put a dollop of hot glue on the stem of the cotton blossom and set the head, making sure it sits straight when the blossom is free standing.
  • Wrap the scarf around the bottom of the bead and tack in place with hot glue.
  • Cut a small flag from newsprint and write a name on it with fabric marker. Tack to the end of a piece of wire with hot glue. Position the other end of the wire in the blossom so it looks like an arm and secure with hot glue.
  • Use a piece of left over wire to fluff the felt hat and scarf as desired.

Ornaments

  • Repeat Steps 1-4 of Place Cards.
  • Place a dollop of glue on the top of the pine cone and set the head, making sure it sits straight when the pine cone is free standing.
  • Wrap the scarf around the bottom of the bead and tack in place with hot glue.
  • Bend a piece of wire and pierce one end through the tip of the hat as a hanger.
  • Use a piece of left over wire to fluff the felt hat and scarf as desired.