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Beginning of a Grinch Christmas

Our Quilted Grinch Tree Skirt that I longarmed Grinch stuff creatures to it! Tutorial coming later this week.

The Beginnings of a Glammy Grinch Christmas

The Beginnings of a Glammy Grinch Christmas – My husband absolutely loves the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  I was one that didn’t really relate to that story and focused on other ones.  When we play the DVD of the Jim Carrey movie of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, will bring my husband to gravitate to the couch and then invariably start laughing so much that we see his sparkly white teeth.  The children just get a kick out of watching my husband do this and they start the movie to just watch the phenomena and start quoting Grinch quotes from memory.  I’m adding a link to the book and movie because I actually had someone message me from another country not familiar with the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Our two dogs get involved in the movie watching too by barking at poor Max while we watch the movie.  Since my husband’s birthday is November 22, the kids and I would always buy my husband Grinch things and we dedicated a corner, then a room and now most of the house to decorating Christmas Grinchy.  I now have the dining room for my angel tree and all the nativity displays.  Funny isn’t?  We do a lot of spiritual things during Christmas but I have to say by embracing the Grinch everyone is certainly having a lot more fun helping me decorate the house (which is good).  Each year the family comes up with some more great ideas that we need to execute – including my husband.

Our 1st Grinch Christmas Tree with Grinchy Quilted Tree Skirt

I don’t have the BEST Grinchy Christmas decorations PHOTOS but we will be getting our Grinch bins out soon to start getting up to enjoy a long time and share with all of you.  I will post regularly on how to make all this stuff yourself with many easy ideas coming soon.  I recommend signing up for the Stitches Quilting newsletter so you don’t miss a single post.  There will be free downloads, printables, instruction by photograph and video that you just won’t want to miss!

I never understood the message of the Grinch book but now I have a better idea.  The message brings in family discussions of character, compassion, sharing, acceptance, respect, positive thinking, increasing love in our life and more.  I will not only provide tons of big or small ways to bring a bit a the Grinch into your Christmas traditions.

If you are ever facing a hard Christmas from either a loss or financial distress – then the things I will teach you are easy practical fun things to implement as a family and really embrace the spirit of Christmas in a playful way.  We still decorate in a traditional way but use some of our things in a Glammy Grinchy way too.

My husband used to dread the Christmas season with extra financial stress of buying things that we might not need but buy for the sake of holiday gift giving.  My husband is a family law attorney and not many people are hiring divorce attorneys in the month of December, so being the conscientious man that he is – he just doesn’t feel passionate about spending when he is feeling the flow pull back.  People usually put off the paperwork of filing a divorce until after the holiday season.  So with my extra resourceful nature along with my deep belief in repurposing; pulling together a bit of a Grinchy decorated Christmas is practically brilliant.

Here are a few photographs for you to get a hint of what we did last year, I took these photographs just right before we packed everything back up.  May they inspire you to do something just a little different this year!

Our 2014 Grinch Christmas Tree
Our 2014 Grinch Christmas Tree. Notice the quilted Grinch Tree Skirt.
Our Quilted Grinch Tree Skirt that I longarmed Grinch stuff creatures to it! Tutorial coming later this week.
Our Quilted Grinch Tree Skirt that I long armed quilted Grinch stuffed creatures to it! Tutorial coming later this week.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the ornaments that we are using on our Grinch Christmas tree.

Look at these simple Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments
Look at these simple Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments
Look at these simple Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments
Look at these simple Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments
Look at these simple Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments
Look at these simple Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments

I got a large FREE used artificial Christmas Tree and we will have a post on how to take a traditional looking tree to looking like a Glammy Grinch Tree.  Tutorial coming soon!

Now let’s take a peak at what we did to Grinch Glam up our Christmas Fireplace Mantle.  Do you notice the green directional lighting?  My husband does the green lighting.  I never really noticed it until years later when someone was visiting us and asked if that was a green light bulb and I answered, “Well yes it is.”

 

Let's Glam Grinch out our Christmas Fireplace Mantle! We even use green directional lighting!
Let’s Glam Grinch out our Christmas Fireplace Mantle! We even use green directional lighting!

Start looking at your online classified ads in your area to see if people are selling their Grinch décor items really inexpensive.  The stuffed Grinch hanging out on the left of the mantle we actually picked up for $10.  You never know what you can find.

Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.

Tulle Grinch Ball at end of mantel. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.
Tulle Grinch Ball at end of mantel. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.

 

Corner of Grinch Mantel. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.
Corner of Grinch Mantel. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.
Grinch Decor Mantle Glittery Sprigs and Peppermint Candy. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.
Grinch Decor Mantle Glittery Sprigs and Peppermint Candy. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.
Grinch Decor Mantle Glittery Fanned Out Sprigs. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.
Grinch Decor Mantle Glittery Fanned Out Sprigs. Here are more details of how we decorated the Glammed out Grinch Fireplace Mantle.

What ideas do you have?  What traditions do you celebrate? Well more Glammy Grinchy Christmas ideas and instructions coming to you, so sign up for the Stitches Quilting Newsletter!  We will see you tomorrow – this is only the beginning!

Deanna Stitching Through Life

 
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