Look Like A Christmas Decorating Genius Without Putting Up Tons Of Christmas Lights

December 4, 2014

Still haven't put up Christmas lights and really dreading it? Take some advice from this lazy genius...

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Have the Grinch "steal" your lights!

First, you need to print out the templates (you can find online). This person did three characters, but really you only need the Grinch to make it work.

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He traced and cut the figures out on thick plywood so they will last a long time. His Grinch is approximately 8 feet tall.

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Apply a base of white outdoor latex paint.

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Trace the pencil lines with a black Sharpie.

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Use acrylic craft paint to fill them in. Then use Krylon clear outdoor protector (approx. 10 coats) when finished. It sprays on easily and dries in less than a minute.

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And now it's ready to put up. All you need is one long strand of lights to make it seem like the Grinch already stole the rest. It's fun and very clever!

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