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DIY Grinch Ornament

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This DIY Grinch Ornament is easy to make and the perfect addition to any Christmas tree decor. Your heart will grow three sizes while making it!

I don’t know about you, but I believe Christmas wouldn’t be the same without The Grinch. Ever since I watched The Grinch movie as a kid, I became obsessed with making him party of our yearly family traditions during the holidays.

Over the years, we’ve added more and more fun Grinch themed ideas in our home and we wanted to share them with you!

If you can fill an empty ornament with some paint, glue on some details and draw a face in Sharpie – you can make this Grinch Ornament.

These ornaments make great gifts and are a fun indoor activity the kids can do while it’s too cold to play outside.

Want more fun Grinch craft ideas and recipes? Check out:

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:

  • You can apply Polycrylic or Quick Shine Floor Cleaner on the inside to help pre-coat it before pouring the paint in. It’s not necessary but helps keep the ornament covered in paint longer. You would just pour some into the ornament, swirl it around and the drip out the excess prior to pouring the paint in.
  • You want to allow your ornament to dry upside down inside a cup for an hour or more. This allows the paint to full dry on the inside before applying the details of Grinch’s face.
  • You can use any acrylic paint you like but we really like the DecoArt
  • For Grinch’s face, you can also use a Silhouette or Cricut machine to cut the details in vinyl rather than hand making them like we did.

What You Need to Make A DIY Grinch Ornament:

How to Make a DIY Grinch Ornament:

Start by removing the cap of the plastic ornament.

Now pour green paint inside. Rotate your ornament so that the paint coats the entire inside of the ornament.

Place the painted ornament on a paper towel or upside down on the inside of a plastic cup with the opening of the ornament facing downwards. It will basically drip dry. I recommend allowing it to dry for one hour.

Next take the yellow foam paper and cut out two teardrop shaped eyes. When you have the eyes cut out use a sharpie to draw the pupils. If you want it accurate to Dr. Seuss’s art style, draw the pupils in the shape of “U”s.

Once the paint in the ornament has dried, glue on the two eyes and the red heart onto the outside of the ornament.

Make sure the eyes are attached along the center of the ornament and the heart is attached to lower part.

You can finish up the ornament using a sharpie to draw on the final details of the Grinch’s face. Be sure to include his grinning mouth, nose, and long bushy eyebrows. Look up an image of the Grinch if you need a reference.

All that is left to do is replace the cap of the ornament and hang it on the tree.

DIY Grinch Ornament

DIY Grinch Ornament

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Plastic craft ornament
Green acrylic paint
Small plastic heart bead or cut one out of red paper
Yellow foam paper
Black sharpie
Hot Glue
Scissors
Plastic Cup (one the ornament can sit on top of without falling in)

Instructions

  1. Start by removing the cap of the plastic ornament.
  2. Now pour green paint inside. Rotate your ornament so that the paint coats the entire inside of the ornament.
  3. Place the painted ornament on a paper towel or upside down on the inside of a plastic cup with the opening of the ornament facing downwards. It will basically drip dry. I recommend allowing it to dry a minimum of 1 hour.
  4. Next take the yellow foam paper and cut out two teardrop shaped eyes. When you have the eyes cut out use a sharpie to draw the pupils. If you want it accurate to Dr. Seuss’s art style, draw the pupils in the shape of “U”s.
  5. Once the paint in the ornament has dried, glue on the two eyes and the red heart onto the outside of the ornament.
  6. Make sure the eyes are attached along the center of the ornament and the heart is attached to lower part.
  7. You can finish up the ornament using a sharpie to draw on the final details of the Grinch’s face. Be sure to include his grinning mouth, nose, and long bushy eyebrows. Look up an image of the Grinch if you need a reference.
  8. All that is left to do is replace the cap of the ornament and hang it on the tree.
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