Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tellen's Place Blog Hop- Grinch Dunce Hat

Hi everyone! Well, it's been a chaotic spread of days at my house to say the least. Not only am I playing catch up on making and finishing gifts, but Friday night we had someone try to break in to our home at about 3:00 in the morning. Scary!!! I won't tell you the whole story, but nobody was hurt and nothing stolen, thank goodness.

Anyway, in the midst of all of this, I just had to take some time to play with an extremely cool Tellen's Place image for today's hop. It was kinda therapeutic to sit down and make this project; it was a joint effort with my 11 yr old daughter and we just relaxed and had fun with it!

Did I mention that Tellen's Place is one of our fabulous sponsors over on the S&S Forum this month?!?!! Head on over to participate in a challenge and you may have the chance to win an awesome digi image like this one!
For our dunce hat we used Hades, which is probably my favorite image from Tellen's Place, so thank you so much Terry for letting me use him!!!! He's a fave amongst my kids too, and I had to print out several for them to just color up. In my opinion, not only is he a bad*ss monster, but he makes a fabulous grinch!
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We started with a paper mache hat that I found at the craft store and painted it with deep red glittery paint. Actually, my daughter did all of the painting while I colored my Hades image. She painted red first, then used some paint daubers, like the ones you use for Bingo, to add the cool looking dots all over the hat. After coloring up and cutting out my image, we attached him to the front of the dried hat. Then we painted chipboard letters to spell the word Grinch and attached those. The final touches were punchinella trim, a hanging ball ornament and red ribbon.

It was a super easy, but extremely fun project to make. And I know we'll be using this image again. I have so many ideas for him! Now, be sure to go check out the challenges on the Forum for your chance to win, and hop on over to the other DT member blogs listed below to see more great projects using images from Tellen's Place!




Black Dragon

Lady Brayton





  1. Hello Terra. Well, what a fantastic hat this is, and a wonderful time you had making it together. I just love the bright colours and your image is coloured perfectly. Fantastic creation. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra (Tellens Place DT)

  2. Oh TERRA!!! That is AMAZING!!! I love the Grinch "tree"!!! I love the spot that it has in your home!! Loving the entire ensemble!! Gorgeous work honey!

    Holiday Hugs!

  3. I love what you have done with the Tellens Place image
    Luv Jane xxx

  4. Fabulous! and I think I should be wearing that right about now! (Fun to craft with your daughter!)xxD

  5. sorry about your scare! the hat is super cute! the image is fab, and he does make a perfect grinch

  6. Fab project using this awesome image.
    Great that your daughter got to "help out"

  7. What an awesome project - I just love the technique - using the paint daubers for the background is super. I love your coloring - what a great project for you and your daughter. I'm glad no one was hurt with the break-in - wow, that is scary! Thanks for being so creative with our TPD image - you are so awesome! :-)
    Tellen's Place DT

  8. What an awesome image, defiantely a creepy grinch. Love the dunce cap, really like the dots. Your daughter did a great job on the painting

  9. oh my- this is FABULOUS! What a GREAT idea! Unfortunately, I am afraid I might have to wear it myself a bit this year.

  10. Cool dunce cap! Love the color and image you used!