The Grinch Front Door {Christmas 2012}

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Here in the Mangin household, the holiday season is fully underway! We’re kind of lame and don’t put lights up outside the house, but we do have a rockin’ front door! I actually have to give the hubs credit on this idea, I was considering painting my front door (just for Christmas- yes, I’m crazy like that) until Eric made a joke about it being the right color for The Grinch. I gasped in delight and told him that could be epic and amazing!
Welcome to my Grinch Christmas Door! 

Here’s how I made Mr. Grinch…
I popped online to find a good picture or two as my inspiration
I might be creative, but I’m so.not an artist! Freehanding these pieces was intimidating, but they actually were pretty simple.  I used some simple household items to trace out my shapes in on felt.
Do you see those scissors? Yup, they’re safety scissors… I can never find any of my good crafting scissors. Did I mention Jess and I are a disorganized mess??
I got a long piece of felt for The Grinch’s hat and JoAnn Fabrics has legit Santa trimming.  Honestly, it’s the real deal- Santa would be proud!
I had all my pieces ready, but first I needed to add a little Whoville flare! You can’t have a Grinch without Whos!
While I was working, Pennlyn was chillin’ and watching.  She was too cute not to share!
I used heavy duty double sided tape to adhere the pieces to the door. I know some paint will be pulled off, but it needed touch-ups anyway.
Just look at that Grinchy grin!
The true test of my attempts at a Grinch Holiday door is the kids…
I’m proud to say we had a house full of company on Tuesday, and the kids loved it!
Kaden’s buddy Jack (9 yrs old) came in and said, “Miss Monica, I LOVE your door. It’s Awesome!”
It made my day!
And just so you don’t think we’re Grinches here at the Mangin household, here’s my very favorite line from The Grinch.
The Grinch and Dr. Seuss had it right for sure.  I’m so thankful for all the super-fun holiday festivities, but they pale in comparison to the gift of God sending his son for us.
Merry (Early) Christmas!

The comments +

  1. kim says:

    LOVE IT!!!! Your door is the perfect color for the Grinch & adding the Whoville touch is great! So fun & unique – awesome job!

  2. Samantha says:

    How adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

    Speaking of The Grinch, we have an event downtown in Mobile called The North Pole Stroll and they have Santa and The Grinch there every year. My 6 year old was excitedly telling my mother that we were going when he busted out with “Yeah, and we are going to see Santa and THE STENCH!”

    Nothing like a 6 year old’s hearing/memory!

    Love the blog ladies! And the facebook page! And the Instagram!

    I stalk, but only out of love!

    Keep it up! Samantha @ House of Vickers

  3. OK, that is TOO AWESOME! The Grinch is my FAVORITE of all Christmas traditions! This is sooooo cool!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  4. Tiffany says:

    Bravo! And childrens tender compliments are the best.

  5. kim says:

    LOVE IT!!!! Your door is the perfect color for the Grinch & adding the Whoville touch is great! So fun & unique – awesome job!

  6. kim says:

    LOVE IT!!!! Your door is the perfect color for the Grinch & adding the Whoville touch is great! So fun & unique – awesome job!

  7. You needed to add an anter with the ornament buld to Pennlyn before you took that picture! I love Max on the Grinch!

  8. designbytess says:

    this is awesome!!!! sadly i have an old faded red door ((that’d be perfect if it was barn-door-esque)) covered by a tan screen door. i’m SO jealous!!

  9. That is my hubs on your front door! We call him Grinch because he hates the commercial, “I want this and this and this and this…. But to be fair he loves the real deal of Christmas. It is a really cool Whoville decor you’ve got going there, your Grinch is well-done indeed.

  10. Oh my goodness, that is so cute! I am seriously wishing our door was green right now!

    Speaking of, this would be a perfect post to share at my Family Activities Christmas Linky party — I hope you’ll come link up! It closes tonight at midnight, so it’s kind of last-minute, but I hope you join in:


  11. Kristen says:

    aww this is such an adorable idea!!

    Don’t forget to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings

  12. This is genius!! SO adorable!!!

  13. runtspickins says:

    I absolutely love your door! It came out pretty awesome! I love the movie too. I think I’m going to watch it tonight. =]

  14. Mariel says:

    So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …” We’ve also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there!

  15. Love it Monica!! What a cute idea! I’m also feeling a lot better about my crafting…I use measuring cups and safety scissors, too. 😉

    • Monica says:

      I feel like I never have the right “tools” I need- especially with the show now- I end up taking all my supplies on set!! lol

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