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Do you love to decorate the Dollar Tree elves for the little ones each year? Today I want to share with you a set of Elf toy elements to help you customize them. This FREE Elf Toy SVG Kit for Dollar Tree elves includes 9 elements and I’ve also thrown in a FREE Elf Cam SVG file.
This kit will allow you create custom elves to give as gifts or sell during the holiday season. And including an elf cam ornament as an add-on gift idea will help you stand out from the rest!
WANT TO SAVE THIS FREE DOLLAR TREE ELF TOY DECORATION KIT AND ELF CAM SVG FILE FOR LATER? SAVE THEM TO YOUR FAVORITE BOARD ON PINTEREST.
What I love the most about these elf elements is how quickly they allow you to create custom elves, according to yours or your customers’ preferences.
If you’ve never tried customizing Dollar Tree elves, then you’re going to want to download these free elf toy elements and start today.
P.S. The Elf Toy Kit comes with 9 different elements, however you do not need to use them all. You can pick and choose which ones you like. The Dollar Tree elves come in both boy and girl options, and so some elements may look better for boys and some may work better for girls.
How To Customize Dollar Tree Elves
If you want to learn, step by step, how you can customize Dollar Tree elves with this FREE Elf Toy Kit, then keep reading because I’m going to share all of the steps and tips and tricks that I use when making them.
YOU’RE GOING TO NEED
– Your Cricut cutting machine. (I have the Cricut Maker and I absolutely love it!)
– 1 sheet of Iron-On Vinyl in whatever color you want to use. (I love to use a sheet of white iron on because I think it looks great, and I always order from Expressions Vinyl because they have the best selection and prices. In a pinch you can find iron-on at your local Michaels.)
– A Heat Press, Easy Press, or Household Iron to press the iron on vinyl. (I use the Cricut EasyPress Mini for this project and it works out perfectly!)
– 1, 2, 3 or however many Dollar Tree Elves you’d like to customize. You can always start with one and then make more later.
– The FREE Elf Toy Kit SVG Files that you can download at the bottom of this post.
LET’S GET STARTED!
The first step is to download your free cut files and upload them to Cricut Design Space. I recommend that you download the SVG file specifically because that one is easiest to work with in Design Space.
Your next step will be to size your elf elements according to the size you’d like to use on your eleves.
THIS IS HOW I SIZE MY ELF DECORATION ELEMENTS
What I like to do here is to take my Cricut cutting mat and place it wherever I want to place one of the elements on the elf doll and see how many “squares” wide and tall it has to be.
Here are some of the measurements that have worked for me. Feel free to use them!
THE MEASUREMENTS I USED FOR THE ELF TOY ELEMENTS ARE
– Snowflakes = 1.3 inches WIDE
– My 1st Christmas = 1 inch TALL
– Bow = 1.25 inches WIDE
– Bowtie = .75 inches TALL
– Suspender Buttons = 1.5 inches WIDE
– Glasses = 2.4 inches WIDE
– 2021 = 1.25 inches WIDE
– Facemask = 1.3 inches TALL
Make sure that when you’re resizing your elements in Cricut Design Space, you have the little lock icon closed. This will make sure that you’re resizing the elements proportionately and not distorting them in size.
SEND THEM TO YOUR CUTTING MACHINE AND WEED THEM
Once you’ve sized your elements, IF you’re using a single color of vinyl, like white for example, then all you need to do before sending them to cut is to make sure that you “mirror” your designs before they cut.
Once they come out, simply weed the excess vinyl to reveal your tiny little elf element designs and you’re ready to go.
I told you this was an easy project to do. Now let’s decorate those Dollar Tree elves!
WANT TO SAVE THESE FREE DOLLAR TREE ELF SVG FILES FOR LATER? SAVE THEM TO YOUR FAVORITE BOARD ON PINTEREST.
NOW LET’S PLACE THE DESIGNS ON THE ELVES
The first thing you want to do before you place your elements on the elves is to place them where you would like for them to go. Take your time and make sure to align them correctly. I would hate for you to press them quickly and ruin them. Especially because they are super hard to find.
Now that you’ve found the right placement, take your iron, or in my case I’m using the Cricut Easy Press Mini, and put it to a medium high heat. I like to cover my iron on with a teflon sheet to not burn the area or the transfer paper, but you don’t have to do this step. You could easily use a piece of fabric to cover it.
Okay, so to press it you want to apply some pressure and hold the iron on the design for approximately 20 seconds. This should secure the iron on to your elves.
HERE’S HOW YOU FINISH THEM … INCLUDE AN ELF CAM ORNAMENT!
In addition to the free elf toy kit, I’ve also included a free elf cam svg for you to use and gift or sell along with the Dollar Tree elves. These ornaments are super easy to make, and you can even find lots of blank, clear ornaments at the Dollar Tree.
I like to use my scrap vinyl pieces to complete these because you really don’t need a lot to make it happen.
All you need to do is upload the Free Elf Cam SVG file to Cricut Design Space, size it, according to your ornament size and then send it to cut.
To apply it on the ornaments is also very simple, but there are some tips I’d like to share with you.
Tip number 1 is to weld it before you cut it out. This will make sure that you end up with just one piece to add to the ornament.
Tip number 2 is to cut little slits into the transfer paper all around it to make it easier to curve. Start from the center. Place the vinyl on the ornament and from the center, press it down going outward. This will help you prevent bending, or messing up the alignment, and also help you avoid air bubbles.
AND JUST LIKE THAT, YOU’RE DONE!
I hope you enjoyed decorating your Dollar Tree elves with me and that I answered all the questions you had.
Now go on and make lots of these for your kiddos, or as gifts or items you can sell in your crafty shop!
AND JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING …
FONTS I USED IN THIS DESIGN
– For the element wording, I used a super quirky font named “Rainwater” from the FontBundles Plus Membership. This is a really beautiful font that comes with SO many extras! If you’re not yet part of Plus, you can get a free trial and download this font for FREE!
ORDER DOLLAR TREE ELVES ONLINE
– If you’re not having any luck finding the elves at your local Dollar Tree, don’t worry because you can order them online now! I love that they have this option available now, because my stores tend to sell out fast and I’m always needing more of those little elves.
I HAVE MORE CHRISTMAS FREEBIES FOR YOU!
You can use these designs for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share them with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload them to a print on demand (POD) website, or send them for mass production.
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