When I was at a craft sale, selling some of my crafts, someone asked me if I had any Grinch Christmas Ornaments or signs. At that point I did not have any, so I decided to make some.
Some research on Pinterest gave me some good ideas to start with:
I thought they were really cute. However, I did not have wood slices to make the ornaments with. What I did have however, were Mason jar lids!
With a big nail, I punched in a hole for twine to go through in order to be able to hang the ornament. It did leave some ragged and sharp edges, so with a file they were removed as well as possible. This was the most tedious part of the project! But I did not want anyone to get hurt when handling the ornament after.
I used the pattern from above to draw the faces on the ornaments after they were painted green. It took 3 coats to cover properly.
The eyes were painted with some Bright Yellow that I still had.
Then the face was drawn in detail with 2 different sizes of permanent markers, in order to get crisp details.
I did not have any of the green fuzzy stuff for the hair. Also, over time things like that tend to become very grinchy. But, I did have some modelling paste left. The result when dry, was very satisfactory.
Then with some red paint, the hat was added, and here is the end result.
To seal the paint, a light coating of clear Krylon finish was applied. What I really like about this product, is that it really does not have an odour. Because it is so cold now, working indoors is a must, so not having the smell of varnish in the house is a great plus.
Just remember when you start drawing on the the faces to keep the hole for the twine at the top of your Grinch Christmas Ornament!
They are a great hit!
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