DIY Light Bulb Grinch Ornament

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December 11, 2019

Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - Grinch light bulb ornamentI made this Grinch ornament from a burnt out light bulb. All you need is acrylic paint, some red and white fabric, and some hot glue. No sewing necessary. Tie on some ribbon and hang it on the tree. I think he's pretty cute!


Total Time: 80 minutes plus dry time

Yield: 1 ornament


  • 1 light bulb
  • acrylic paint (green, yellow, red)
  • black Sharpie marker
  • scissors
  • red fabric or felt
  • white fabric or cotton
  • hot glue
  • ribbon or cord
Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - supplies


  1. Paint the light bulb green. Let dry. Use an image of the Grinch as a source. With the Sharpie, draw on his eyes where the bulb starts to go in near the top.
  2. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - paint bulb green and use a Sharpie to draw eyes
  3. Paint in his eyes with yellow paint. Let dry.
  4. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - closeup of eyes and nose
  5. Draw on the eyelashes, button nose, and line down from the nose (slightly curved).
  6. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - draw a curved line down from the nose and add eye lashes

  7. Draw on his mouth.
  8. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - draw mouth
  9. Paint red pupils on his eyes. Let dry.
  10. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - paint in red pupils
  11. Take a piece of red fabric and wrap it around the top of his head. Make sure it overlaps a bit, then cut off the excess.
  12. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - wrap a piece of red fabric around the top of the bulb, overlap a bit and cut off excess
  13. Curve it inwards into a cone shape then hot glue it shut from the inside.
  14. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - roll fabric into a cone shape and glue from the inside and glue into a cone shape

  15. Glue it onto the top of the Grinch's head.
  16. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - glue hat in place
  17. Cut out a long strip of white fabric and glue it around the base of the hat.
  18. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - cut a strip of white fabric and wrap around the bottom of the hat and glue
  19. If your red fabric is sturdy like mine, bend the hat down to the side and glue it into place.
  20. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - fold tip of hat down if stiff and glue
  21. Glue on a little ball of white fabric to the end of the hat. Poke a hole for the ribbon or cord to go through, or hot glue it on. Hang from tree. Enjoy!
  22. Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - add a circle of white fabric to the hat tip and then add a hanger

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