Easy Elf on the Shelf Idea -- Elf bow-climbing. Use some holiday gift wrap bows and place them up a wall, door or window. I taped the bows to the wall to get them to stick. Squish your elf's legs through the bow ribbons to hold her up. To get her arm to stay put, I taped it down (not too pretty but I had to set this up last minute).
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