I am so in love with this Grinch wreath for Christmas. It was so easy to make and the results really are so fun, it’s ridiculous. I mean, literally the Grinch is stuck in a chimney on my door. How cool!
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a seriously gad addiction to making Christmas crafts and sometimes those crafts revolve directly around The Grinch Who Stole Christmas–and his heart growing three sizes. It’s just about the most Christmas-ey thing you can do, right?!
So, of course, I felt the need to make this ridiculously awesome Grinch wreath. It’s so fun, kind of silly, and, frankly, outlandish. Which is what the Grinch is all about, right?! If you’re ready to put a Grinch on your door, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Grinch Christmas Wreath
- Take the time to really stuff your cereal box full of something. The hot glue will really weight it down and deform the thin cardboard if you don’t. So, stuff it full–you wouldn’t want the chimney to collapse on the poor Grinch.
- Grab some green craft fur here. Or, you can paint your own with watercolors. I have done that and, if you layer on the shades, you’ll get some really amazingly pretty fur that looks stunning.
- Let your hot glue cool slightly, then use a bamboo skewer or pencil to swirl it a little to give it that brick texture. Do each brick individually so that it seems natural.
- I grabbed my basic elf legs at my craft store, but you can click here to get some like mine. It doesn’t really matter which legs you get, because they’re just going to be covered anyway.
How Do I Make this Grinch Wreath?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 1 Wire Wreath Form
- Red Glitter Ribbon
- Green Glitter Ribbon
- 1 6-foot Pine, Glitter & Ornament Garland
- 1 Empty Cereal Box
- 1 Set Elf Legs (16-20 inch)
- 10x10 inch Square Bright Green Craft Fur
- Floral Wire
- Scraps White Pouffy Fabric
- 10-20 Empty Plastic Grocery Bags
- Brick Red Craft Paint
- Dark Craft Brown Paint
- Light Craft Brown Paint
- White Craft Paint
- 3-5 Twisty Twirly Holiday Picks
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Bamboo Stick or Chopstick
- Paper Towels
- Straight Edge Like a Ruler
- Wire Cutters
- Exactly Knife or Razor Blade
- Wrap the wire wreath form with the green ribbon and hot glue it in place.
- Using the floral wire, attach the garland to the wire wreath form, securing it in place tightly.
- Wrap the garland and wire wreath form with the red ribbon and hot glue it in place. Set the wreath form aside.
- Cut the flaps off the top of the cereal box.
- Stuff the cereal box full of empty grocery bags.
- Using the straight edge, draw small rectangles about 3-inches by 2 inches on the cereal box, staggered on each line, as brick guides.
- Add hot glue to each brick, about 1/8 inch from the lines you drew.
- Allow the hot glue to cool for a moment or two until it kind of thickens, then, with the bamboo skewer, swirl the hot glue a little to make it texturized like a brick. I recommend working on one or two bricks at a time, so as not to have too much glue drying at one time.
- Repeat with the sides of the box, wrapping the bricks around.
- Allow the hot glue to dry completely.
- Paint the cereal box with the red brick craft paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
- Use a paper towel to dry-brush/dab on some dark brown craft paint, then light brown craft paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
- Apply a line of white craft paint to the valleys between the bricks, then immediately wipe a little away to make it look worn. Allow paint to dry completely.
- Cut off the bells on the end of the toes of each elf boot.
- With the exacto knife, on the backside of the fur, cutting only the fabric, cut the fur to be just wide enough to wrap around the elf legs.
- Hot glue the fur in place on each leg.
- Cut a strip of white pouffy fabric about 2-inches wide and long enough to wrap all the way around the top of the cereal box.
- Hot glue the white pouffy fabric on the lip fo the cereal box, with most of the fabric showing on the outside--like snow.
- Stuff additional empty grocery bags into the cereal box, if you can.
- Stick the Grinch legs into the chimney.
- With your scissors, poke two holes about an inch apart on the back of the chimney.
- Thread a 4-inch wide section of floral wire through the two holes in the back of the chimney.
- Affix the wires to the wire wreath form snugly so that the chimney stays in place. Feel free to add some hot glue and an additional section of floral wire if desired.
- Hot glue the twisty twirly pick pieces onto the back of the chimney, sticking out from the side.
- Hang on the door.
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- Easy Grinch Gnome – This is the funniest Grinch Christmas craft you’ll find. It’s a little furry gnome with a fake beard and a ridiculous Santa hat. Perfect for Grinchmas.
- Grinch Gnome Ornament – Oh, you’d like to put a Grinch on your tree? Well, this one is awesome with Christmas lights and a fun little nose.
- Grinch Sock Gnome Tutorial – Sock gnomes are all the rage and this one is so ridiculously fun, you’ll wish you made two…oh, wait, that’s me.
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