Welcome back your favorite elf this holiday season with this Elf Door! The kids will go nuts!
Just add this cute Elf Door to your Elf on the Shelf arsenal! It’s like a fairy door but for the elves. You can bring this out when you bring out the tiny magical creature! Then they can imagine he has a way back and forth to Santa and the North Pole!
Materials needed for Elf Door
- Unfinished wood dollhouse door
- Acrylic craft paint
- Painter’s tape
- Christmas embellishments
- Hot glue gun
I started by taping off my door so I wouldn’t get extra paint from the trim onto the door.
Use craft paint to paint the trim around the door. Allow an hour to dry and then add a second coat. After the second coat finishes drying, carefully remove the painter’s tape and work on the door.
You will need to add 2 coats of paint to the door as well, allowing an hour between each coat.
Once the paint is dry, add a thin layer of mod podge to the door and sprinkle glitter over the wet mod podge.
Shake off the excess glitter and repeat the process for the door trim. I used coordinating paints and glitter colors but you can do anything you want to personalize this!
Allow the mod podge time to dry before adding the embellishments or they may not adhere properly. I found these cute tiny wreaths and pom pom curly things by the small Christmas tree decorations at the craft store. I hot glued the wreath to the door and added the curls to the sides. I took one of the curls, straightened it and glued in place on the trim over the door.
I love how it turned out! I gave this to my sister since we don’t do Elf on the Shelf but I think it will be a huge hit!