Grinch Ornament - Christmas in July

 Christmas in July continues with another ornament for your tree. I've been spying these Grinch Ornaments on Pinterest for quite a while and decided it was finally time to make one.  
I never saw any instructions, but, let's face it, how hard can this be?  Let's get started.
I had everything I needed:  scrabble tiles, a rack, and the little Santa hat - yes, I used them for cards one year and had some left over.  I also had craft paint and spray sealer. Notice, I drilled 2 holes in the rack for hanging.
The first step was to give everything a coat of white craft paint to act as a primer.
Keeping the paint out of the letters was difficult, so while they were still wet, I used a toothpick to remove as much paint as possible.
After two coats of 'Grinch Green' and cleaning out the letters, a Sharpie was used to trace the letters in black.
The rack, after receiving the same paint process was ready for hanging.  Fishing line was threaded through and knotted.
The tiles were glued in place with E6000 and the entire ornament was given 2 coats of clear sealer.  The Santa hat was attached and the ornament was ready to hang on the tree.  
It's July, so there's no tree!

This is a great way to use some of those Scrabble tiles and racks that you find at yard sales and don't worry if you don't have the Santa hat.  They should be out in the crafts stores in no time!  

Be sure to come back next time for a new Christmas project and the 'Do It Over' Designers Blog Hop.  You never know, they may have a Christmas project or two to share with you!

I'm so thankful for my readers!  I forgot to include the actual color I used.  It's 'Apple Tart' by Craft Smart and I found it at Michaels.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. It's been on my 'to-do' list for quite a while.

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  2. Ann,
    This is adorable and can be used to spell out so many different things!! Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie and you are correct, there are lots of possibilities for this type of ornament!

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  3. Really cute! Good tip with the letters too - I was wondering how the black would remain showing.

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra. I had my fingers crossed that my plan would work for the letters!

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  4. Oh this is so cute! I adore the Grinch!

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. This is such a cute idea! As odd as it sounds, that's the perfect green for the Grinch color. Do you have the exact color you used? I'd love to know. Thanks! -Andrea

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    1. I should have included it, Andrea. Thanks for asking! It's 'Apple Tart' by Craft Smart. I found it at Michael's.

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  6. Fabulous ornament, Ann and great tips!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-51/
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

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    1. Thank you, Beth. It was a lot of fun to make!

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  7. Those are so, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and home. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I appreciate the pin!

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  8. This is so cute, Ann! Well done!
    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  9. So cute! I love this ornament idea! Pinning!

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  10. How fun! Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos blog party.

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  11. I have to admit, I don't like the Grinch... but this ornament sure caught my eye at Tuesday Turn About, Ann! So happy to be featuring you at Tuesday's party! Pinned!

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    1. I'm honored to be featured even though you don't like the Grinch. Have a great week, Julie!

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  12. Ann, just had to come back and say you nailed the perfect green Grinch color!
    Hugs,
    RR

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle. It really is a great color!

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