I have found some of the best tutorials for you out there! I found this dating back to 2011! If you find it sooner than that please let me know! I would be happy to include that history.
2011 blog from Dirty Diaper Laundry https://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/hack-your-elf-on-the-shelf-tutorial/
2013 video from Life She Has
2014 blog from Stitched by Crystal