Get creative with this Elf Portrait Printable. Fill them in photo gallery wall picture frames or cover the refrigerator. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
I took a photo of my Elf and added a beautiful winterscape backdrop to create a Elf Portrait Printable for you all! Of course, this portrait must be his new school photo he wanted us to see!
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
As a reminder, we are bringing on the latest Elf on the Shelf Ideas. We have new ideas every day in the month of November and December, just for you! Don’t forget, for six years we have brought you new elf ideas. You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. This particular idea, doesn’t need a bendable Elf, but having a kit is important for future ideas.
Elf Portrait Printable
For this Elf on the Shelf Idea, we printed off self portraits of Elf on the Shelf and plastered them all over our refrigerator. It was quite comical to look at in the kitchen all day. It was a reminder that our Elf is always watching.
Step up this Elf on the Shelf Idea by replacing family photos with Elf. This idea is perfect for a family photo gallery wall. If you have family photos, replace your photos with our Elf Portrait Printable.
I would suggest you carefully place your Elf in a watchful position. Clearly, putting Elf on the refrigerator handle (as we did for this photo) can cause some hungry tummies all day. If your placement wasn’t perfect and your Elf does happen to fall, don’t forget our Elf on the Shelf Magic Grippers (so no magic is lost) when you move Elf to his proper place for the day.
Elf on the Shelf Portrait Supplies
As always, we bring you unique ideas with very little Elf on the Shelf supplies. Use your Elf and portrait printable we will provide. If you decide to put your Elf in a Photo Gallery Wall, you will also need picture frames.
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Elf Portrait Printable (see below)
- Optional: 8 x 10 frames and/or gallery wall
Elf Christmas Portrait Printable + More
This Elf Portrait Printable comes with one 8.5 x 11 photo of Elf. You can trim it down to fit 8 x 10 frames. If you need multiple (1 was not enough for us) just select to print the first page x number of times. The second pace is our disclosure and use policy.
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How to Print from Staples
I like to order my prints at Staples. It saves on ink and is only a few short miles from my home. I pick-up at the store, but of course you can upload them online and then have them shipped to your home.
- Download and save your image from this post. (Please note these images are for personal use only and cannot be sold or used for commercial use.)
- Sign in or create a Staples account on their print service page.
- Return to Staples print service page.
- Go to Start Project.
- Go to Documents Printing. Select Browse.
- Select the Buy Now Button under color.
- On the left column, choose add file.
- Select upload.
- Select done.
- Give your job a name.
- Choose a quantity – if you want 10 portrait, fill in 10.
- Make sure your project is single sided. The orientation should be portrait.
- I changed my media to 8.5×11 and the media to 67 lb cover stock (I prefer a card stock feel over printer paper feel.)
- Select add to cart.
- Proceed to checkout. My total was under $1 for one print. You can choose to ship to your home or to pick up at your local store. Pay online and show your invoice when you pick up (I just show the order number on my phone at pick-up.) The order invoice will arrive in your email inbox.
*Note: these Staple print service steps were added in Winter 2019 The directions may change as the website changes. They should give you a general outline of how to upload and order a print on Staples.com.
Elf on the Shelf Selfie
Elfie. Selfie. If your elf is all about his own appearance, we have some other Elf on the Shelf Portrait ideas. You can of course, replace every picture frame in the house with this printable. Also consider staging a Elf Christmas Portrait. You can create an artistic scene, having elf paint an Elf on the Shelf Portrait. Use your phone to create an Elf on the Shelf Selfie.
Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board + Facebook Group
Save these ideas because you will want to stay up to date on these ideas each Christmas season. We do our best to mix up easy and hard Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
Elf on the Shelf Facebook Page
Multiple ideas are added each day to our Elf on the Shelf Ideas Facebook page. This is a great way for you to share your own Elf on the Shelf Ideas and share our ideas to your page. There are some good ones! Be sure to like the page!
Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Boards
We also are in charge of a Elf on the Shelf Ideas Pinterest board. On this board, we have invited other bloggers to share their ideas and free Elf on the Shelf Printables too! Be sure to follow the board!
Our goal, to make Elf easy for you!
Who is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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