The Grinch is stealing my lights!

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Project by Citroentje posted 12-13-2014 09:21 PM 2678 views 29 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Christmas I saw a picture of a Christmas yard decoration of a Grinch stealing some lights off of a house. I decided that I was going to build my own thieving Grinch… since at the core… I’m a big Grinch too!

My Grinch is built from layered plywood to give it more of a 3-D look. With the help of my kids, we then painted it to match the famous menance. (I hate painting!) Take note that his eyes are yellow and red, not white and blue… pre-change-of-heart Grinch! (Yes! I love the Grinch!) I then finished it off with a few layers of spar urethane.

-- James "Lem" Lemon - "When Life gives you lemons... you got a pretty good life!"

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 09:46 PM

That’s pretty cool. good on ya for getting the kiddos involved.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 10:48 PM

Fantastic lawn/light display!!!
Love it.
Much better than the tacky inflatables and injection molded plastic stuff.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 11:25 PM

Thats very well done i like it!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 12:03 AM

Cool. I really like the 3-D effect!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 12-14-2014 01:05 AM

That is really cool. Wished I’d have seen that earlier. I’ll have to see if I can make something like that for next year.

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#6 posted 12-14-2014 01:08 AM

That is cool. Did you use plans? If so, would you be willing to share?

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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#7 posted 12-14-2014 01:59 AM

That is fantastic. Beats my Grinch by miles.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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#8 posted 12-14-2014 05:04 AM

Nickdarr – I created my “plans” in Sketchup then projected it onto the 4’x8’ sheets of plywood and traced each layer. I’m happy to share the Sketchup design. Shoot me a message with your email and I’ll send you the Sketchup file.

-- James "Lem" Lemon - "When Life gives you lemons... you got a pretty good life!"

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#9 posted 12-14-2014 05:46 AM

I love it!!! Great job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 12-14-2014 12:35 PM

Nicely done!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 01:46 PM

Awesome! Love the eyes. Details are very important.

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#12 posted 12-14-2014 02:19 PM

Very nicely done.

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#13 posted 12-14-2014 02:23 PM

That is so wonderful. It certainly brought a big smile to my face!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 12-15-2014 02:19 AM

Great looking display. I love the home much better than plastic. When I was young we had a life size nativity set cut out of wood. I took up our entire 20’ front porch.

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#15 posted 12-15-2014 05:36 AM

It realy has a character.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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