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Two DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments – Easy Grinch Christmas Craft

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If that yellow-eyed fuzzy green Grinch is one of your favorite holiday icons, then you are going to love this Grinch craft idea for two adorable DIY Grinch Christmas ornaments! 

Growing up, my favorite Christmas cartoon was always Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. When the Grinch movie with Jim Carrey was released, I fell in love once again! If you are looking for some good craft ideas for Grinch, then you are going to love this tutorial on how to make DIY Grinch Christmas ornaments!

Two adorable Grinch crafts for Christmas: DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments

Using my Halloween candy-filled ornaments and DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Treats as inspiration, these Christmas Grinch crafts are extremely easy-to-make and take very little time.

Although I used my Cricut Explore Air™, if you don’t have a die cutting machine, paint markers or craft paint will work just as well!

If you are using a die cutting machine, you will need a Grinch Face SVG file like any of these from Etsy for both ornaments.

HOW TO MAKE GRINCH ORNAMENTS FOR CHRISTMAS

There are two different DIY Grinch Christmas ornaments: one is candy-filled and the other is shredded paper-filled.

The candy-filled Grinch Christmas ornament is perfect for hanging on your tree, using it as holiday decor, or even giving it as a unique holiday treat!

The shredded paper-filled Grinch Christmas ornament will also look great on the tree, and it makes a wonderfully unique gift!

Best of all, these Christmas Grinch crafts are extremely easy and inexpensive to make! So easy, in fact, that the kids can help you make them! What a fun Christmas memory to make!

supplies you will need to make Christmas Grinch craft

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE DIY GRINCH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS – EASY CHRISTMAS GRINCH CRAFT

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DIY GRINCH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS INSTRUCTIONS

STEP ONE – CLEAN ORNAMENTS

Before getting started, wash the outside of both ornaments to remove any fingerprints, oil, or other dirt. If you are going to give the candy-filled ornaments as gifts to eat, make sure you wash the inside as well. Let ornaments dry completely.

STEP TWO – PAINT SILVER CAPS

To get started, remove the silver caps from both ornaments and paint them green. Put them off to the side to dry. Depending on the paint, it may take two layers. Tip: use a paperclip to hold the lids while you paint them and while they dry.

DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments paint the caps green

STEP THREE – OPEN AND SIZE SVG FILE

Next, if you are using a Cricut or other die cutting machine, open your Grinch SVG file in Design Space or whatever program your machine uses. Size the file to make sure it fits the ornaments.

  • for the round ornament, I sized mine to 2″ by 1.9″
  • the disc ornament I sized to 2.5″ by 2.38″

STEP FOUR – CUT VINYL

Place the vinyl on the mat, set your machine to cut ‘vinyl’, and then step back and let your machine do its thing.

Cricut cutting vinyl for DIY Grinch ornaments

STEP FIVE – REMOVE AND WEED VINYL DESIGN

Once the designs are cut, peel off the top layer of vinyl.

weeding the vinyl

STEP SIX – APPLY TRANSFER PAPER

Next, carefully apply the transfer paper, burnishing it to make sure it sticks to the vinyl. Tip: for making ornaments, I usually cut some lines into the design to make it easier to apply to the rounded surface.

DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments adding transfer paper to design to apply on ornaments

STEP SEVEN – ADD VINYL TO ORNAMENT

Carefully apply the black vinyl to the ornament first, smoothing it with your spatula or a credit card once the vinyl is in place.

Next, add the yellow vinyl eyes on top of the black, once again smoothing to ensure it adheres.

Repeat with the second ornament. 

STEP EIGHT – FILL AND CLOSE ORNAMENTS

Once the face is on, all that is left to do is fill the round ornament with the crinkle paper shreds, replace the lid, and hot glue it shut.

And then…

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…fill the disc ornament with the green candy and replace the lid. If you are not using this DIY Grinch Ornament as a treat, seal this lid with hot glue, too.

You could also glue a green feather sticking up from the top if you wanted!

DIY-grinch-christmas-ornaments-candy-filled

And that’s it, you’re done! 

So there you have it. An easy Grinch craft for Christmas in the form of two adorable DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments that everyone is sure to love!

Give them as a gift, put on them on the tree, or use them as decor around your home – and every time you see it you’ll be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas!

DIY-grinch-christmas-ornaments-finished

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Yield: 2 Grinch ornaments

Two DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments - Easy Grinch Christmas Craft

two easy Grinch crafts DIY Grinch Christmas Ornaments

If that yellow-eyed fuzzy green Grinch is one of your favorite holiday icons, then you are going to love this Grinch craft idea for two adorable DIY Grinch Christmas ornaments!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • 2 Grinch Face SVG files (I found mine on Etsy- the URL to this file often changes, so you may have to search)
  • 1 sheet waterproof vinyl such as Oracle 651, Black
  • 1 sheet waterproof vinyl such as Oracle 651, Yellow
  • 12 x 12 Cutting mat
  • Transfer tape
  • 1 clear, DISC-shaped plastic ornament (food-safe if giving as a holiday treat to eat)
  • 1 clear, round plastic ornament (if you will be eating the candy, please use a food-safe ornament instead)
  • 1 to 1.5 cups Lime green Sixlets candy or green M&Ms
  • 1 to 1.5 cups Lime green crinkle cut paper shreds (like those you find in Easter baskets)
  • 1 small bottle lime/apple/citrus green craft paint

Tools

  • Cricut or similar machine
  • Cricut Weeding Tool
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 small paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Clean ornaments by washing the outside of both ornaments to remove any fingerprints, oil, or other dirt. If you are going to give the candy-filled ornaments as gifts to eat, make sure you wash the inside as well. Let ornaments dry completely.
  2. Paint ornament caps green and put to the side to dry.
  3. Next, if you are using a Cricut or other die cutting machine, open your Grinch SVG file in Design Space or whatever program your machine uses. Size the file to make sure it fits the ornaments. For the round ornament, I sized mine to 2" by 1.9" and for
    the disc ornament I sized the design to 2.5" by 2.38"
  4. Place the vinyl on the mat, set your machine to cut 'vinyl', and then let your machine do its thing.
  5. Once vinyl is cut, weed the design and carefully add it to the vinyl burnishing as you go to ensure it sticks to the vinyl.
  6. Carefully apply the black design first on the ornament, smoothing it with your spatula or a credit card once the vinyl is in place.
  7. Next, add the yellow vinyl eyes on top of the black, once again smoothing to ensure it adheres.
  8. Repeat for the second ornament.
  9. Once the face is on both ornaments, all that is left to do is fill the round ornament with the crinkle paper shreds, replace the lid, and hot glue it shut.
  10. Then fill the second ornament with the candy and close the lid. If you are not giving it as an edible gift, use hot glue to seal this lid as well.

Notes

Tip: use a paperclip to hold the lids while you paint them and while they dry.

Tip: for applying vinyl to ornaments, I usually cut some lines into the design to make it easier to apply to the rounded surface.

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Dena Blacker

Sunday 20th of October 2019

hi I am trying to verify if I purchase this I get a commercial lic. to use this svg. Can you verify this please. Thanks, Dena Blacker

Alaina Bullock

Sunday 20th of October 2019

Hi Dena, This is a file I got on Etsy (I've linked to the specific page in the post). You will need to go to the site on Etsy and read her policies on licenses for commercial use. In addition, since this is a character owned by Universal Pictures (I think), there may be even more to research. However, she has a disclaimer on her site where she offers her email if you have questions, so you may want to ask her. I wish I could provide more information, but I am just not sure. Hope this helps!

Susan Wojcik

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

I am having a problem with the grinch. The direction says the disc ornament size 2.5 x2.38 to cut on vinyl. That works fine but the eyes are huge. What size are the eyes?

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 22nd of November 2018

Hi Susan! When I sized mine, all of the facial features were 'attached' so I was able to adjust the size all together (the sizes are mentioned in the post). The black layer is all attached together, so I cannot get the measurement for the eyes alone. The yellow part of the eyes I just laid it on top of the other and made sure they matched up. However, separating them in Design Space, the yellow part measures 1.366" by 0.55". I'm so bad at trying to explain this - sorry! I hope this helps! Let me know.

Wendy Neale

Friday 12th of October 2018

Hi Alaina,

You may have already replied to this but my other computer died so here we go again! I have had trouble with two different purchases on Etsy of the grinch svg -_ please could you recommend one that actually works!! Thanks, Wendy

Alaina Bullock

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Hi Wendy! Sorry for the late reply! I've been working a second job to help out family. I went in and checked the Grinch SVG link and it goes to her page although no longer directly to the actual svg (I am about to change it to the exact link, not sure why she changed it). Did you try that actual one? If so, did you let the Etsy shop owner know you are having trouble? They will refund you if they can't help you figure it out. What type of trouble are you having? I can try to help if I can. Let me know! Also, if you'd rather talk via email. mine is alainabethb (at) gmail.

Tracy Brown

Monday 11th of December 2017

I'd like to make these as the holiday craft for a class of 25 students. How much crinkle paper should I purchase? Thank You! Absolutely love these and they are so cute!

Alaina Bullock

Monday 11th of December 2017

Hi Tracy! I am SO happy you like them, and I'd love to see them once they are finished! My email is on the contact page of the site if you want to send a pic (totally up to you!). I going to guesstimate that two 4 ounce bags should be plenty, with some left over. It really takes less than a small fist-full per ornament using the round ones. Happy holidays!

Robert Washburn

Thursday 16th of February 2017

Nice Blog! You have explained very well all the steps above. Really helpful for art-lovers. I am going to stumbleupon very soon so that other users can also take advantage of it.

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 16th of February 2017

Hi Robert! Thank you!

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