Scout Elf Balloon Wreath DIY

by Dinah Wulf

The beauty of The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves is that they help bring magic to Christmas. Here is a fun and whimsical way to remind the kids is that Santa is watching to make sure they are behaving well and treating others with kindness.

You can make these DIY Scout Elf balloon wreath as large or small as you wish. This tutorial will show you how to make one using a 14” macrame ring.

Deflated green and red balloons, red mini pennant banner, and 14-inch macrame ring


  • 14-inch Macrame Ring
  • Red and Green Mini Balloons
  • Red Mini Pennant Banner
  • Party City Letter Stickers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wreath Hanger

Airfilled green and red balloons


1. Blow up 8 red balloons and 8 green balloons to approximately 4 inches in diameter and tie them closed.

Red and green airfilled balloons getting attached to a macrame ring

2. Next tie two balloons together in a knot, creating 8 pairs.

Red and green airfilled balloons getting attached to a macrame ring

3. Wrap each pair around the ring twisting them one time to secure, alternating colors.

Mini red pennant banner spelling out Santa Says Hi

4. Using a mini pennant banner, spell out any message you wish. Party City has a selection of letter stickers at the balloon counter. Use tape to hang your message.

Completed scout elf balloon wreath hanging on a door

5. Hang the balloon wreath on a wreath hanger. The balloons will allow the Scout Elf to comfortably sit inside.

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