Making Grinch ornaments DIY craft for Christmas: 3 easy ideas for adults and children

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here, and I bet you have already settled on the perfect Christmas ornaments for your lovely tree at home. But everyone knows, that the best decorations are the ones we make ourselves, and with those who are closest to us, as we invest our personal time, hard work and creativity in them. However, when it comes to DIY ideas for Christmas ornaments, there are so many to choose from. Yet, why not get an inspiration from a classic Christmas film that you and your family loves? I am thinking How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what do you say? Let’s make ourselves some Grinch-inspired DIY ornaments this Christmas with 3 easy crafts which you can enjoy with your family!

How to make sparkly DIY Grinch ornaments?

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“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”. Wouldn’t you agree with Mr. Grinch? Isn’t Christmas about more than store-bough pricey goods, and expensive gifts? Isn’t it best when we are with the ones we cherish most during these special holidays? Let’s then all gather together and make some Grinch-inspired sparkly Christmas ornaments to hang on our tree this year!

What you will need:

  • clear glass disk ornaments
  • Polycrylic (water based protective coat)
  • black permanent marker
  • silicone squeeze bottle
  • fine green glitter
  • small funnel
  • paper cup

Making sparkly DIY Grinch ornaments:

First, you will need to pour 2 ounces /76 ml of Polycryclic into the squeeze bottle. Then use the bottle to pour some Polycrylic into the glass ornament. Swirl around until it is completely coated inside. Take the paper cup and put the ornament pointing down to drain for about 1 min. Place the small funnel into the ornament and pour the green glitter. Shake it until it is fully coated. Place the ornament in the paper cup again to dry for at least an hour. Leave it overnight if you can. For the Grinch face, you can download an image you like from the net and print it, or you can draw it yourself with a permanent black marker.

DIY candy-filled and shredded paper ornaments

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I hope you enjoyed the previous craft, because we are continuing on in the same spirit! What do you think of making some more mischievous-looking Christmas tree ornaments, filled with candy and paper shreds, this time? Are you with me?

What you will need:

  • clear glass ornaments
  • lime or apple green craft paint
  • green crinkle cut paper shreds
  • green M&Ms candy
  • black permanent marker
  • glue gun
  • hot glue

Making candy/paper-filled Grinch ornaments:

As some of the ornaments will be filled with candy, wash their insides as well as outsides before starting the craft. Let them dry completely. After which, remove the silver caps from the glass ornaments and paint them green. Leave them to dry.  Then it’s time to fill the ornaments! Shred the green paper into small pieces and fill a few ornaments with it. Fill the other with the green M&Ms candy. If you are not going to eat the candy, seal both the lids of the ornaments with hot glue. If you are, seal only the one with the paper shreds. For Grinch’s face, you can either download it from the web, or again draw one yourself with a permanent dark marker. It’s a pretty easy thing to do if you have a picture of Grinch in front of you!

How to make DIY Grinch ornaments for kids?

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As I already mentioned, Christmas is a time for family, and what better way to spend time with them than by you all participating in a fun and practical activity? If you are interested in more crafts, gather your little ones and let’s make some kid-friendly DIY Christmas tree ornaments!

What you will need:

  • clear glass ornaments
  • small green pompoms
  • green faux feathers
  • green pony beads
  • small Christmas bows
  • glittery heart stickers

Making the kid-friendly ornaments:

Begin your craft by carefully removing the lid of the ornament, checking to make sure there are no sharp edges. Then let your little one fill the ornament either with pompoms, feathers, pony beads or whatever else they like in the colour green! Put the lid back on the ornament. Then add a red glittery heart, representing that of Grinch’s which grew 3 times! Finish off your DIY decoration with a beautiful Christmas bow and hang it on your tree. Isn’t it adorable?

Did you enjoy making these wonderful and festive Grinch DIY ornaments with your family? I sure did! As I already said, nothing better than spending some quality time with those closest to you right before the big holidays, by creating something that you all put your hearts into. And if you by any chance happen to have a 10-year-old at home who would love to participate in some more fun and easy Christmas crafts, why don’t you both check out our other kid-friendly Christmas DIY ideas? I am sure you will enjoy them! Happy Holidays!

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