This is a fun idea for the Elf on the Shelf or just to add a little simple holiday magic for your kids.
We have done this for a few years now and it is really fun little surprise.
Our Elf actually did this last night to announce his grand return for 2015. We like to run Christmas lights in the hallway between our girls’ rooms. The lights add a really magical twinkley glow that runs into their bedrooms at night. So pretty and so fun.
You can do this with anything you might have on hand. Small fairy lights would work, basic colored or white lights or we actually had netting lights from years ago that work perfectly.
My husband took the netting lights and used a staple gun to attach them to the ceiling. We used an extension cord to plug the lights in and that is it.
For his first day back from the North Pole, our Elf was hanging from a candy cane and pretty happy with his surprise 🙂
Here are a few other ideas you might enjoy: