A Flexible Frame For Your Elf Create a custom frame to get your Elf On A Shelf into standing poses. 1 – supplies: 14 gauge floral wire, wire cutter, needle nose pliers, sewing needles, seam ripper red & white thread. 2 – cut wire to length of elf arms & legs. 3 – use pliers to bend the wire ends. 4 – Using the seam ripper, open seam edges on hands and feet. 5 – carefully insert wires. 6 – Sew seams back together using sewing needle and thread. 6 – Pose your elf standing, sitting, etc. Enjoy!