Elf’s Workshop – Theme Tutorial

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Santa isn’t the only one with a workshop. The elves need their own space to build and all the other things they do (whatever that may be). Most supplies within this workshop theme are used in other themes so it’s a great one to have on hand. It’s one of those “throw together” themes after you’ve done themes like campfire, singing in the shower and slumber party.


Supplies Needed:


  • Scrapbook paper (wood floor, brick wall)
  • Corrugated scrapbook paper (the side walls)
  • Scrapbook embellishments – Gardening tools
  • Scrapbook embellishments – Christmas theme
  • Small aluminum tub
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Paper straws
  • Miniature clay pots
  • Glue dots
  • Floral wire
  • Craft sticks (like popsicle sticks) for sawhorse
  • Random workshop-type supplies/toys
  • Optional: White Christmas lights (one strand)

The shelves are a bunk bed.  Bunk Bed Supplies:

  • Craft sticks (like popsicle sticks)
  • Fabric (2 types – fat quarters or remnants)
  • Hot glue gun (with glue)
  • Batting (cotton pillow fill)
  • Double-sided fabric tape

Note: omit the fabric, batting and fabric tape if you don’t want to make a mattress, cover and pillows for the bunk beds.

The chair is a camping chair. Chair Supplies:

  • Craft sticks (like popsicle sticks)
  • Hot glue gun (with glue)

Elf pillows (from bunk bed tutorial – included)

For the detailed photo tutorial, instructions and templates to create this Elf theme, just click the download below.


'In the Workshop Elf Theme'

In the Workshop Elf Theme organized chaos online

Multiple tutorials and full setup instructions included.


If you have any questions or run into any problems creating this theme, please feel free to contact us at inbox(at)organizedchaosonline(dot)com and we’d be glad to help.

We will be publishing more Elf on the Shelf themes and tutorials, so be sure to check back often. We love hearing from our readers, so if you have any suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them!

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Need supplies to create your Elf themes? We’ve got them! We also have pretty much everything else that’s Elf-related in our store. If you’re Elf-obsessed, you’ll be in heaven. Find Elf décor, Elf fabric, Elf clothes, Elf kids pajamas…well, you get the idea. Shop HERE.

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