OMy sister in-law is as crazed about the Nightmare Before Christmas as I am and loves Jack and Sally, So this year I made her a couple of ornaments for her tree. These were particularly fun to make and I think really turned out cute. I’m hoping they can brighten her spirits this year since she recently experienced the loss of her mother and is having a hard time year.
Paint almond shaped eyes horizontally using the white paint. Painting 2-3 coats until you can no longer see the blue coming through.
Trace the eyes in black paint and draw a small arch over each eye making her eye lids, then carefully add her eyelashes and under eye circles.
Add the black pupils to her eyes and once dry add a few white dots of paint for a sparkle in the eyes.
Add a round up turned half circle for her nose in black paint.
Draw her small heart shaped lips mixing a little red and black together for her lips.
Draw aine going over her left eye and the add horizontal lines running through it to make her stitches.
Run a second line underneath that same eye running towards the back of the ornament adding stitch lines horizontally.
Add a line through her mouth running through the one under her eye and add the horizontal stitch marks.
Cut yarn to desired length and hot glue to the top of the ornament using a low temperature glue gun.
Put the ornament cap back on and hang up to enjoy!
Paint his face in your desired look using black paint.
Using sculpey modeling clay, smooth out the shape of his bow tie on a flat surface adding each branch and smoothing it out. Add a small hole with the needle tool to the top of the head to run the string through.
Shape a small pointy heart for the bat head and using a ball tip tool press into the head to create eye sockets secure to the tie with sculpey Bake and bond and bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.
While baking, use your needle tip sculpting tool to poke a hole in the bottom of the ornament to run the string through.
Paint the bow tie black front to back and then add white lines.
Once dry, tie an end of the plastic string through the tie and knot it 2-3 times cutting off the extra end. Run other end through the hole pushing it as far up as desired and then add a bit of hot glue to keep it in place.
These are fun and easy to make and are sure to be enjoyed by any Nightmare Before Christmas fan! I hope they’ve inspired you to make your very own! Happy crafting and merry Christmas!
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!
Clear bulb ornament
Glitter green and red
Mop and Glow
Acrylic paint – black and yellow
Fine tip art
Optional* silver plastic glue on jewel
Wire red and green ribbon
Fill ornament with Mop and Glow and swirl around the inside, pouring out excess.
Fill with glitter and plug the end with your finger tip and shake until glitter covers the inside completely. Add more if needed.
Paint oval shaped yellow eyes.
Once dried trace the eyes in black adding lashes and under eye bags.
Add half open circles for his pupils.
Draw his mouth, nose and wrinkles.
Tie a bow with the green ribbon around the ornament caps loop.
Complete steps 1 and 2 from the Grinch ornament using red glitter.
Using Elmer’s glue write the word believe on the ornament and cover with glitter.
Glue optional star as the dot over the i.
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!
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.
Crafting sticks (large tongue depressor sized)
Acrylic paint in red, lime green, white, yellow, and black
White pom-pom ball
Green floral wire
Hot glue and gun
Fine tip paint brushes
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.
Paint them red across the top and mix the green with white to make a more Grinch like color.
Cut the ends off of one stick to get a straight edge and paint white.
Once dry, glue across the top to separate the hat and his head.
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.
Next glue a white pom-pom ball on to the end.
Paint merry in red, Grinch in the green color you mixed earlier, and mas in red on the brim of the hat.
Paint the eyes in an pointed almond shape in yellow.
Using a fine tip paint brush, outline the eyes, draw the eyebrows, nose, mouth and other facial details in black.
Cut green feathers and glue to the rim of the brim of the hat. Trim as necessary so they’re not too long.
Cut a few more feathers and glue to the chin trimming as needed.
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! 😉🎅