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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.
UPDATE: I have added a FREE Dollar Tree Elves Gift Box SVG File, that can be used to package these adorable elves for delivery. These boxes are easy to make and will make your elves look more like a finished product.
At the bottom of this post you will also find a FREE Christmas Elves Order Form Printable PDF that you can print to track your elf orders, as well as what elements your customer wants on them.
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.
Here’s What You 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.
- Your Cricut Cutting Machine With Design Space Readily Available
- This FREE Elf Toy Kit SVG File (Download at the bottom of this post.)
Let’s Start Customizing The Dollar Tree Elves
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 The 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.
You can also use a measuring tape to measure the heigh and witch available for elements on each of the elves.
Here are some of the measurements that have worked for me. Feel free to use them!
The Measurements I Used For The Elf 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
– 2022 = 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.
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, 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.
Make A Gift Box For The Dollar Tree Elves
WANT TO SAVE THIS FREE DOLLAR TREE ELF GIFT BOX SVG FILE FOR LATER? SAVE IT TO YOUR FAVORITE BOARD ON PINTEREST.
Would you like to have better packaging for your elves? Then use this FREE Dollar Tree Elves Gift Box SVG to make some really cute boxes!
All you will need is 3 12×12 Sheets Of Cardstock, A Sheet Of Acetate, and some tape, glue, or a glue stick to put it all together.
How To Set Up The Gift Box In Design Space
When you upload the SVG file into Design Space, and before you cut it there are a few steps to follow:
1. Make sure that the elements are sized to these specific sizes:
You will need to make sure these are sized correctly by selecting both the box piece and the coordinating score lines and using the “Size” tool bar to enter in the correct numbers for Width and Height.
- Top & Bottom Lids – 3.75 Wide x 2.75 Tall
- Front Side (Has Acetate Insert Cutout) – 7.25 Wide x 9 Tall
- Back Side – 7.25 Wide x 9 Tall
- Acetate Insert – 3.2 Wide x 7.65 Tall
2. Change the lines to “Score” by using the Operation drop down box.
This is a really important step! You will know that the lines have turned into score lines when they become dashed like in the photo above.
If you do not have a scoring tool or blade, then you will want to delete these lines. Once your box pieces are cut out you can come back and look at the design with the score lines and simply make your own folds.
3. Attach the score lines to their designated gift box piece by selecting both at the same time and clicking on the “Attach” function.
The last step before cutting is to select each of the box pieces as well as their score lines and attach them together.
You should end up with 3 attached pieces that will each be cut on a sheet of cardstock, plus the acetate insert.
How To Put Together The Elf Gift Box
The first thing I did was to fold all my score lines by using my scraper tool to really press them down.
Then I added my acetate piece to the cutout area on the front side piece of the box. I attached it using clear tape on all four sides, from the inside of course.
Next I attached the back side to the front side piece using double sided tape.
And finally came the top and bottom lids, which I also attached with double sided tape on each of the flaps.
Are You Selling Christmas Elves? Print A FREE Order Form
If you’re in the business of selling customized Dollar Tree elves, then this order form printable will be perfect for you.
You can print as many copies as you’d like, and they are made to make it easy to keep track of what needs to be made.
Simply write the child’s name in, check off the options your customers pick, and write down any element requests they want put on the elves.
And Now You’re All 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!
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 are not yet a member, but would like to access this font, you can get a free trial and download this font for FREE!
Can’t Find Them In Stores? Order Dollar Tree Elves Online
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.
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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WANT MORE FREE CHRISTMAS SVG FILES?
You can find all of the FREE Christmas SVG Files Here.