Elf on the Shelf: Dollhouse Seek and Find.
Our Elf on the Shelf Pepper Mint built my daughter’s IKEA dollhouse shelf that was sitting in a box in her room for the past half year.
The day after I purchased the dollhouse for her room, I was put on a lot of restrictions due to complications in my pregnancy. Life quickly became about just surviving and the dollhouse shelf was quickly forgotten.
Luckily, we have a pretty ambitious builder-elf and he got around to putting the dollhouse together along with this Seek and Find for the last day he was here this Christmas…
You can check out the attached video to see the details of this dollhouse in a different medium.Along with the dollhouse, Pepper left us a note that read, “Merry Christmas! Can you find at least one thing I left in the dollhouse from everyday?”
Pepper gathered objects he used for his Elf on the Shelf displays at our home this year and added a little more to it. The challenge was for the kids to remember all the displays and try to place each object in the scene it originally belonged to.
The kids quickly found all 17 displays (we only had 18 days with Pepper because this was our first year getting on Elf on the Shelf and we got a late start with it).
Pepper was sitting on top of the dollhouse. This wasn’t meant for him. This IKEA dollhouse is at scale that fits the little sister Barbie, Chelsea.
The full sized Barbie is a little big for this size of dollhouse.
So, Pepper was sitting on the roof of the dollhouse wearing his overall apron with nails, nuts, bolts, screws, and a tape measure in it.
He was holding his saw and hammer. He was dressed like this presumably because he had just put together this dollhouse. These items the kids placed as originally found in the Elf on the Shelf: Pepper’s Toy Shop display.
He had made a little brunch using many of the items that he had in his kitchen for his Elf on the Shelf: Real Miniature Breakfast display.
The hot cocoa with marshmallows and gingerbread cookies and candy canes can be found on his Elf on the Shelf: Decorating Gingerbread Houses display.
You can also find his chef hat, handkerchief (now doubling as a tablecloth), and pot holder (now doubling as a seat cushion) in the kitchen.
The coo-coo clock and Christmas tree were also in his Toy Shop display.
The popcorn maker can be found in his Elf on the Shelf: Popcorn Popping display.
Items that we could not find in other displays were items I had previous bought at the Dollar Tree specifically for this IKEA dollhouse: the wood table, buffet and chair.
Hanging from the top of the dollhouse is a wreath with jingle bells.
This wreath went around the horse’s neck and the jingle bells were rung by Pepper in the One Horse Open Sleigh display.
The living room contains items from a few different displays as well…
The artwork came from the Goodnight Moon display.
The fireplace, wreath, lamp, stocking, mini Christmas tree, and banner came from the, “Elf on the Shelf: Oh There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays display”.
The Christmas tree and gifts also came from the No Place Like Home for the Holidays display.
Pepper added fairy lights to the Christmas tree for this Dollhouse Seek and Find display.
The toolbox came from the Elf on the Shelf: Tub display.
Actually, the toolbox was used in multiple displays. It was surprising how many uses this Barbie toolbox had. It was used as a tackle box, a basket to hold shampoo, soap, etc. and a box to hold Peppers nails, bolts, etc.
Pepper used it in this dollhouse to hold wood for burning in the fireplace.
The rug came from the One Horse Open Sleigh display.
The Polar Express book also came from Oh There’s No Place Like Home For the Holidays display.
Items we didn’t find in Pepper’s other displays were the sled couch,
with green cushion made from the poly fill used in the Elf on the Shelf: Surprise Arrival Basket.
The red pillow was made from the same material as Pepper used for his “No Sew Christmas Pajamas”.
The kids playroom is my favorite!
The marbles and a few of the other toys in this room came from the Elf on the Shelf: Balloon Basket display.
The kids’ fireplace was originally in Pepper’s Toy Shop. It has such darling little details.
I love the little present with bow.
The tiny Santa with stocking and tree were added from a wood ornament.
This teeny tiny snowman came from the, Elf on the Shelf: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? display.
The toy train,
rocking horse and hobby horse came from Pepper’s Toy Shop.
Bears on three chairs artwork,
and the dollhouse came from the Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon display.
My daughter really wanted me to photograph this tiny Goodnight Moon, book open so you can see some of the details…
Items we haven’t seen Pepper use before that were in the playroom are: the red rug, the tiny Santa Claus with stocking, the tiny tree on the fireplace mantel, and the teeny tiny puppy on the dollhouses’ Welcome Home mat.
The last room in this dollhouse is the bedroom.
We have a sled as a bed from the Elf on the Shelf: Sledding on the Christmas Tree display.
There are a few different items in here from the,Elf on the Shelf: Goin’ Fishin’ in the Dark display.
such as, the lantern,
the snorkel mask, and the boots. The blue vases on either side of the nativity came from the Goodnight Moon display.
The kids recognized the guitar, lei, turtle, crab and water bottle as coming from the Elf on the Shelf: Mele Kalikimaka display.
The turtle was also found in two displays, the Tub display and the Mele Kalikimaka display as well.
The Narnia book came from the balloon basket display.
The hiding snowman was in the, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” display as well as the Mele Kalikimaka display.
We can see Pepper’s snow goggles and ear muffs from the Elf on the Shelf: Snowmobiling display.
The laundry basket and laundry from the, Elf on the Shelf: He Sees You When You’re Cleaning display.
and the Christmas pajamas in the laundry basket and similar material used for the bed spread and other pillows are from the Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Pajamas + No Sew Elf on the Shelf PJ Tutorial display.
Items in the bedroom that we haven’t seen Pepper use before are the pom poms for the pillows, the dresser, the staircase, and this darling wood nativity.
My kids love the detail work put into this tiny Nativity.
Pepper added some garland and fairy lights to the roof line. He also put two small Christmas trees on either side of the dollhouse.
This Elf on the Shelf: Dollhouse Seek and Find display was the last Pepper left for us this Christmas season.
Supply List for NEW items used for this Elf on the Shelf: Dollhouse Seek and Find display
Dollar Tree dollhouse furniture: dresser, buffet, table, chair
rug, comforter, 2 pillows made with Pajama material (see Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Pajama post) and hot glue
teeny tiny dog Lego Friends
wood sled with metal runners for the couch
green cushion material with poly fill sewn
small red glitter pom pom pillow
Kid Kraft So Chic dollhouse ladder
Check out his following creative displays Pepper made for us this year:
Elf on the Shelf: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Elf on the Shelf: Oh There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Elf on the Shelf: Snowmobiling
Elf on the Shelf: Goin’ Fishin’ in the Dark
Elf on the Shelf: Balloon Basket
Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon
Elf on the Shelf: One Horse Open Sleigh
Elf on the Shelf: Sledding on the Christmas Tree
Elf on the Shelf: He Sees You When You’re Cleaning
Elf on the Shelf: Pepper’s Toy Shop
Elf on the Shelf: Decorating Gingerbread Houses
Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Pajamas + No Sew Elf on the Shelf PJ Tutorial
Elf on the Shelf: Mele Kalikimaka
Elf on the Shelf: Real Miniature Breakfast
Elf on the Shelf: Dollhouse Seek and Find
Elf on the Shelf: Popcorn Popping
Elf on the Shelf: Surprise Arrival Basket
I hope these displays give you some fun ideas.
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