When your fiance looks at you like you’re crazy because you tell him you want enough lights on your house to cover an entire Christmas village, you compromise.

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…

I mentioned in my last Christmas Decor post how much I LOOOOOOVE How the Grinch Stole Christmas. So imagine my excitement when Mike found this image on reddit:

My Christmas Decorations when I get my own house!!:

He immediately showed it to me and thought it would be a great way to get him out of lining our entire house in Christmas lights. When your fiance looks at you like you’re crazy because you tell him you want enough lights on your house to cover an entire Christmas village, you compromise.

We started off by purchasing a piece of plywood. We then propped it up in our living room and used a projector to shine an image of the Grinch on the wood. I traced the image (including all of the details so it would be easier to paint) and then Mike used a saw to cut along the sketch. I was very impressed with his handyman skills!

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Then I went to the Hardware store to look for some paint. A man at the counter asked if he could help me so I said “Sure I’m trying to paint the Grinch!” We then talked about it a little more and decided that I would just pick out the color of latex paint that I wanted and he would mix me the colors in a sample paint can. This worked out nice because I was able to pick the perfect Grinchy-green and candy apple red! It was also only 5 bucks. He then led me to the spray painting section and picked me out a nice glossy coat to protect the wood. I used a black paint pen to do all the details.

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Once the painting was done it was time to put him up outside! Mike drilled two wooden stakes to the back side of Mr. Grinch so he would stick in the ground. I picked up a flood light at Wal Mart for 7 bucks and we strung some blue lights from the entryway to our house to the Grinch hands.

Here is the final product!

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Can you say….

 

Uniquely, 
B.

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