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DIY Glitter Ornaments:  The Grinch and Believe

Have you ever wondered if making those ornaments using glitter and Mop and Glow really work?  Well thanks to finding glitter in various colors I decided to give it a try and to my surprise in really does!

I purchased some clear plastic bulbs from Michael’s in a big pack with DIY in mind and once I found the green glitter at the dollar store it was decided how I was going to use them!  It really is easy and once you fill them you can decorate them in various ways!

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Clear bulb ornament
  • Glitter green and red
  • Mop and Glow
  • Acrylic paint – black and yellow
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Fine tip art
  • Optional* silver plastic glue on jewel
  • Wire red and green ribbon

GRINCH:

  1. Fill ornament with Mop and Glow and swirl around the inside, pouring out excess.
  2. Fill with glitter and plug the end with your finger tip and shake until glitter covers the inside completely.  Add more if needed.
  3. Paint oval shaped yellow eyes.
  4. Once dried trace the eyes in black adding lashes and under eye bags.
  5. Add half open circles for his pupils.
  6. Draw his mouth, nose and wrinkles.
  7. Tie a bow with the green ribbon around the ornament caps loop.

BELIEVE:

  1. Complete steps 1 and 2 from the Grinch ornament using red glitter.
  2. Using Elmer’s glue write the word believe on the ornament and cover with glitter.
  3. Glue optional star as the dot over the i.
  4. Tie a bow with red ribbon around the ornament caps.

These are so cute and easy! I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy crafting and merry Christmas!

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Christmas Baking

What would Christmas be without delicious home baked cookies and these festive Grinch’s Heart Grew 3 Sizes rice krispy treats?!?

I made sugar cookies and because I really don’t have the patience for royal icing I took the easy route by dusting them with colored sugar. It added color and additional taste.  I’m going to give the blue snowflakes to my sister and call them her “Let it Go Emergency Work Cookies” just eat one when your coworkers are driving you crazy! 😉 Follow the link below to make these easy, deliciously buttery sugar cookies.

The recipe for these easy and delicious rice krispy treats follow this link below just add neon green and regular green to the mix and add a Wilton candy heart:

Rice Krispy Treats

Sugar Cookies

These will be perfect added gifts for my family and my son’s teachers at school, Merry Christmas! 

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Gingerbread Creation Showdown:  Gum Paste Sculpting and Color Mixing

So as it turns out, I am not the Cake Boss! 😉  They’re having a gingerbread house competition at my son’s school and since I have gotten better at sculpting miniatures I had Cake Boss dreams of sweeping the floor with my competition after winning the pumpkin decorating contest in October! 😂😂  So I decided that I would make a Grinch Who Stole Christmas entry and sculp him with gum paste (modeling chocolate).

Since I like to try new things, but am always trying to lower my cost I tried to substitute powdered food coloring with Jell-O – BAD IDEA!  Definitely just use gel food coloring.  I am lucky I had some on hand.  The Jell-O concoction is grainy and pale.  I’m not sure what the trick to this stuff is, but my four and a half years old was impressed and since the judges are his peers my fingers are crossed that I have a shot at winning.

Did the decorating of the house with my son and made Max the dog to sit on the roof.  We used a premade gingerbread kit since these are not my forte and it’s not a rule violator.   The icing bag broke and made a huge mess.  I guess I will have to make my own later on, oh well.  Happy crafting and Merry Grinchmas! 😉

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

I saw the cutest plank wood Grinch project on Pinterest and I have been dying to try it.  The only problem – I don’t have that materials on hand right now but I do have several large tongue depressor sized crafting sticks so I can make a miniature version of my own! They’re cute, easy to make, and work well as a wall hang, door knob hang or ornament.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Crafting sticks (large tongue depressor sized)
  • Acrylic paint in red, lime green, white, yellow, and black
  • Scissors
  • Green feathers
  • White pom-pom ball
  • Green floral wire
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Fine tip paint brushes
  1. Add hot glue to the edge of each stick, be careful not to get big smears on the front.  Rub it smooth after it cools down slightly. Glue five of the side by side.
  2. Paint them red across the top and mix the green with white to make a more Grinch like color.
  3. Cut the ends off of one stick to get a straight edge and paint white.
  4. Once dry, glue across the top to separate the hat and his head.
  5. Cut another stick down and paint it red and once dry glue to the back of him sticking out slightly for the dangling part of the Santa hat.
  6. Next glue a white pom-pom ball on to the end.
  7. Paint merry in red, Grinch in the green color you mixed earlier, and mas in red on the brim of the hat.
  8. Paint the eyes in an pointed almond shape in yellow.
  9. Using a fine tip paint brush, outline the eyes, draw the eyebrows, nose, mouth and other facial details in black.
  10. Cut green feathers and glue to the rim of the brim of the hat. Trim as necessary so they’re not too long.
  11. Cut a few more feathers and glue to the chin trimming as needed.
  12. Cut floral wire to desired length and hot glue into place on the back.

These are so cute I am planning on attaching them to the outside of presents for decoration and an additional gifts for my family.  Merry Grinchmas! 😉🎅