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How to Make Easy Grinch Decorations with Dollar Store Supplies!

Make easy and cute glitter Grinch decorations DIY with a few supplies from the dollar store.

“He’s a mean one… Mr. Grinch…”  I loved watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas when I was a kid.  Year after year, I would scour the TV guide to find out when it was on and then I’d wait by the big box for it to start. 

You only got to watch it once.  There were no DVRs nor Netflix back then. 

The thirty minutes that it played on a grainy screen was truly a magical night for me.  I know some of you can relate, right??

With the release of the newest The Grinch movie,  I was inspired to make something new to add to my Grinch decorations. 

You can find tutorials on how to make a Grinch wreath, Grinch wine bottles, a Merry Grinchmas SVG, and Grinch decor and gifts by clicking on links.

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If you love Dollar Store crafts, make sure to also check out how to make personalized cookies for Santa plate with a dollar store plate.

I really can’t get enough of these cute Grinch decorations.  They are super easy to make.  I have a Free hand-drawn SVG File and a video tutorial for you, so let’s get started!

Materials Needed for Grinch Decorations

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Tips on How to Make Glitter Grinch Decorations

I made this exactly the same way as one of my most popular Christmas crafts, DIY Snowman with Lights.  Make sure to check out that post for a step by step picture tutorial.

For this post, I made a video tutorial since sometimes that is the best way to see exactly how I do it.  There are also printable directions at the end of this post.

A few things before you get started:

  • Since this post is part of a Dollar Store Christmas challenge, I tried to use almost all products from a dollar store.  Some I found at The Dollar Tree and others I found at the 99 Cent Store.
  • I used two different size bowls from the Dollar Tree again.  They were in the glass candle section at my store.  The top one is slightly smaller.
  • The green feather boa is also from the Dollar Tree.  If you’d like hair that sticks up and is a little nicer I would use a boa from a craft store like Joann’s.  I used one of the nicer ones for my DIY glitter ornaments and I prefer that look.
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  • The smaller hat was part of a headband from the 99 Cent Store.  I just cut where it was attached to the sides.
  • I added fairy lights inside the glitter bowls as I did for the light-up snowman.  It was cute, but I’m not as much a fan of them in these Grinch decorations DIY.  The green glitter lights up as kind of a weird color and it’s easier to see some of the uneven glitter.  You should definitely try it both ways!  Just stick the lights in, turn them on and see if you like it.  If you do, keep it, if not, simply take them out.
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  • I really wanted a knit red and white striped scarf like the Grinch wears in the new movie, but I don’t know how to knit…  It’s on my list to learn!  I used a ribbon I had in my stash.  I folded it in half and glued it together to make it thinner.  Then I glued it on the glass and tied a knot in the front.

FREE Grinch Face SVG file

A little confession… this is my first hand drawn file.  It took me a while to figure out how to do it, and I was so excited when it actually worked!! 

If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can grab a black paint marker or Sharpie and draw it on.  I did that to an ornament I made and it came out pretty good.  Just look at a picture of the Grinch face while you’re doing it.

If you have a Cricut cutting machine, download the Cricut Grinch face file below, upload it to Cricut Design Space and cut it out with permanent vinyl. 

Sometimes the file will look blurry when you first open it, but once you download it, the SVG will open up clearly.

If it doesn’t automatically download, you might need to right-click on it and Save As. If you need additional help, make sure to check out my post on how to download and upload files to CDS.

Or check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for even more tutorials.


As with all my files, these are for personal use only.  If you would like to purchase a commercial use license, click here.

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How to Make DIY Grinch Decor Video Tutorial

Again, for step by step picture instructions, see my DIY snowman light tutorial or post about a penguin Christmas decoration.

Make sure to watch the video for detailed directions on how to make the Grinch glitter decor.

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Oh, how I adore you Mr. Grinch!

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I love how Mr. Grinch stands out on my new tray.  Ok, so I’m a little obsessed with buffalo plaid decor! 

If you are too, make sure to check out how to paint buffalo plaid on wood, how to make stockings, and DIY pillow tutorials.

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Print out the instructions for the DIY Grinch decorations here if you’d like a hard copy.

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How to Make Glitter Grinch Decorations

Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Make easy and cute glitter Grinch decorations with a few supplies from the dollar store.



  1. Clean out bowls with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to entire inside of bowl with flat paint brush.
  3. Add some glitter. Rotate the bowl around so the glitter covers the entire bowl. Dump out any extra.
  4. Repeat for other bowl. Let dry 24 hours.
  5. Clean off outside of small bowl with rubbing alcohol.
  6. Cut out Grinch face SVG file (free on my blog post). Weed off extra vinyl and apply to small bowl with transfer tape. (Making small slits around outside of transfer tape can help with maneuvering it on a round surface)
  7. Hot glue on boa feathers and a Santa hat.
  8. If you want it to light up, add fairy lights inside both bowls (half in each with switch hanging out back).
  9. Apply hot glue to top rim of large bowl and adhere two bowls together.
  10. Add a cute ribbon as a scarf or knitted scarf if you're a knitter!


If you know how to knit, make a cute red and white striped scarf instead of using ribbon!

The Santa hat is from a headband I purchased at the 99 Cent Store.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a creative day,

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Jami danielson

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

I love this idea however I can not get the svg file to load

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Wednesday 9th of December 2020

If you click on the link it should bring up a file from a google drive. Sometimes it will make you sign in. Click the download button after it comes up (mine is in the upper right)


Thursday 14th of November 2019

Hey Amy, I would like to make the plate. Do you have a file for the items you used for that?

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Friday 15th of November 2019

Unfortunately, no! I think I found that file on a FB page years ago. I assume you can find a similar one on Etsy. You can find a Grinched font on I believe. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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