Do you want a DIY Grinch craft? I was at IKEA and found a pillow there on clearance for $2. I brought it home and turned it into a Grinch pillow for the holidays!
Materials needed for a diy grinch pillow
- A pillow or green pillow case to go over a pillow
- Optional dry erase marker
- A black permanent marker
- Red/Yellow Permanent marker
- A grinch face of your choice… there are a ton of options online so find the one you like the best.
- Optional Santa Hat
Instructions for making a DIY grinch pillow
I turned my pillow so my Grinch would be inside a diamond shape to fit the appearance of his face. I started by drawing a nose in the center of my pillow so I could work my way out and I used a dry erase marker in case I didn’t like something. Then I could wash the pillow and start over.
I next drew on the eyes and eyebrows around the nose.
I added his mouth.
I traced over all of the dry erase markers with a permanent marker.
I filled in his eyebrows lightly.
I colored his eyes red to match the movie when he is mischievous.
I added a Santa hat to the top of his head and he was finished. You could glue or sew this hat into place but I opted not to because…
I drew a face on the other side so we could have him up longer than just the holiday season. Now we can celebrate Dr. Seuss Day as well. If you like this you may like some of my other pillow projects or other holiday projects.
Is the Grinch the bad guy?
The Grinch stars as the villain in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and once he realizes the spirit of Christmas has a change of heart and loses his grumpiness.
Why is the Grinch the only Green who?
The Grinch was actually black and white in the book. When Chuck Jones was commissioned to illustrate The Grinch for the movie, the rumor has it that he was inspired by his green rental car.
When was the grinch written?
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was written May 1957.
What does the grinch eat?
The Grinch eats Who Pudding and Rare Who Roast Beast.
What is the Grinch’s real name?
The Grinch’s real name is “The Grinch”.
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Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very cute! My 4 year old has me play the Grinch song over and over. He’d probably love this pillow, LOL!
Thank you so much Victoria and I loved your very festive wreath you made – reminded me of whoville 🙂
What a darling little Grinch pillow. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much Amy 🙂
Oh wow, I love this, never in a million would I would think of this idea. Such a cute pillow. 🙂
Thank you so much Roni, I’m so glad you like it.
This is adorable, my friend! Love the hat 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day. Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose
Thank you so much Stephanie, hugs back and Merry Christmas!
Love your pillow, very creative and clever.
Thank you so much Claire 🙂 I’m a huge fan of your creations too.
Bette Stevens says
Love it! Sharing…
Thank you Bette 🙂
April J Harris says
Oh my goodness, you are so talented, Chas! I was thinking you must have used a stencil for the Grinch but you’ve drawn his face freehand! That’s fantastic! What a fun pillow (love that it has the two sides too!) Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you at the Christmas edition of the party which starts on Sunday 23rd December!
Thank you so much April. You are always so kind and supportive – I appreciate it. I look forward to joining the Christmas edition – thanks! Merry Christmas 🙂
Michele Michael says
He is fabulous. I’m feeling inspired by the simplicity of the drawing you teach to make artist trading cards using your drawing ideas. Thx Thx for posting at Funtatsic Friday.
Thank you so much Michele and I’m so thrilled you are inspired – thank you for stopping by.