Here's how you can recreate this sneaky Grinch yard decor:
- Buy a large grinch yard decoration. The more mischiveous looking the better. Inflatables could work too!
- Get a short strand of LED Christmas lights:
Grinch Stealing Roof Lights - 25-50 feet of C7 or C9 lights should be plenty unless your roof is really tall. Don't forget a few clips for the gutters or shingles too!
Grinch Stealing Lights from Bushes or Trees - a few strings of 50 LED mini lights is more than enough.
- Place your Grinch in the yard. Attach 10-15 of the bulbs to your gutter or shingles if you're decorating the roof. For bushes, weave about half the string on one end of the bush. For trees, wrap from the top of the trunk part way down.
- Run the remaining lights to the Grinch, and pile any extra on the ground!
Can you make a Grinch cut out for your yard?
We knew some of you would ask this and the answer is yes, of course! If you're especially creative and love a good DIY project, you can find plenty of templates and guides online or just make your own! This post is meant for creating the grinch stealing lights look quickly and with minimal planning. No saws, wood, or carpentry skills required. :)
Why we love the Grinch stealing lights
Sure, he's a little rough around the edges at first, but the Grinch is relatable in a lot of ways to a lot of people. Plus, (spoiler alert!) he falls in love with Christmas in the end, and we can't help but love him for that! We're also onboard for any level of Christmas decorating, because, let's be honest, we can't all be the Griswolds and deck out our houses to the extreme with Christmas lights and decor. So, if you don't have a lot of time or energy left for holiday decorating, or your budget is tight for Christmas lights, this Grinch yard decor is the perfect, low key solution that's clever and sure to inspire a few smiles in the neighborhood. And who knows, it might even win you an award for most creative...maybe!
Show us your sneaky Grinches! If you make your own Grinch stealing lights yard decor this Christmas, tag us in your posts on Instagram or Facebook and you might see them here!