The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial

A beautiful How the Grinch Stole Christmas inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!

Mr. Max’s favorite toy is The Grinch. My mother purchased one for Hubby a few years ago. Hubby is the world’s WORST gift-getter. Worst. Ever. Nothing purchased for him is right (ironically, my mother (who is also a poor gift-getter) has done better for him than just about anyone else). He used to be highly entertaining – he’d crab about a gift, and we would all laugh (at him), but after a while the shtick got old. So, one Christmas my mother bought hubby a Grinch plush toy. Hubby, in turn, gave it to Mr. Max.

Mr. Max played with that thing a lot. When traveling down to Florida, we would pack up Max’s favorite toys – including the Grinch – and bed(s) and then start driving.

One year on the drive down I looked at Hubby and said, “What is that SMELL!?!?”

It turns out it was the Grinch. Max’s goob is not exactly fragrant, and The Grinch ended up malodorous. Truly. It smelled disgusting and polluted the car.

We bagged up Mr. Grinch for the rest of the drive down to Florida, and then Hubby went on a hunt for a new Grinch once we arrived down south. Hubby paid-up for a new one on fleabay, and Mr. Max had two Grinchs for a while! Last year when we drove down to Florida, the original Grinch hit the trash can on our way out of town.

The “new” Grinch now stinks, and Hubby is gonna have to find one – again.

Needless to say, The Grinch is a well-known icon in our household.

So, when my niece suggested “we” (the royal we) make a Grinch wreath, I was all for it! My niece LOVES Dr. Seuss (she owns some first editions) and she is passing along that love to her son.

A few notes on this wreath:

• This “The Grinch” wreath is far less fussy than many of the others out there. That was by choice. This wreath represents his heart growing three sizes (hence the bursting pipe cleaners) when he comes to fully accept the meaning of Christmas. Hubby saw the tulle color on the wreath (with nothing else on it), and immediately said, “A Grinch wreath!” It was easily recognized even without the heart and hat!

• Dr. Suess is well known for heavy black lines. You will note that on the hat. Do not skip that step.

• Tulle is significantly more difficult to work with than material. Keep that in mind.

• You want your wreath nice and full. If you skimp, you cannot hide it. Make sure your matted tulle is nice and full!

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


The Grinch Inspired Wreath Materials:

• 100 yards Flat Tulle on a Spool (light green)
18″ Wreath Frame
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Scissors
• Ruler or Tape Measure
• Pencil
• 2 sheets Red Sparkle Scrapbook Paper
• White Felt
• Red Felt
• Pipe Cleaners
• Fiberfill

Print these out:

Bottom of Grinch Hat
Top of Grinch Hat
• When printed out, you will end up cutting the paper and taping it together to form the hat pattern on your red felt.

Grinch Hat Band
Grinch Hat Poof
Heart

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


The Grinch Inspired Wreath Directions:

• Cut green tulle into 5″ strips. You will get 180 strips per 25 yard roll.
• Using the 6″ side of the tulle, tie a square knot (left over right and under, right over left and under) around one of the frame times.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Push together after each knot.
• Use all 720 strips. Your wreath will be nice and full, but not squished.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Trace the heart out onto the sparkly red scrapbook paper. Cut out two hearts, one from each sheet. You need a front and a back.
• Make sure that when you put the white sides back to back, no white shows. Trim if necessary.

Here is the heart pattern:
Heart

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Twist together two pipe cleaners at the end to form a long pipecleaner. Repeat.
• Lay down one red heart sparkly side down.
• Lay the long pipe cleaners in the middle of the that heart.
• Hot glue the pipe cleaners in place. These are going to be how you attach the heart to the wreath frame (by twisting and hot gluing the pipecleaners).

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Glue the other heart to the first heart (and over the long pipe cleaners). Make sure the sparkly side is facing forward.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Twist together two pipecleaners to form one thicker pipecleaner. Bend the pipecleaner so it goes around the outside of the heart. You are going to simulate the heart bursting as it grows three sizes!

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Hot glue in place.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Place the heart into the center of the green tulle wreath.
• Twist the extended center pipecleaners onto the wreath frame. Hot glue if desired.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Trace the hat onto the red felt.
• Cut out two hat pieces (both top and bottom, you want a front and back). Make sure you cut out the dart too!
Note: This tutorial made this as a left faceing hat – make sure you determine if your hat will be on the right or left side of your wreath before going any further!
• Glue together the sides of the hat (do not glue the bottom).

Here is the hat patterns:
Bottom of Grinch Hat
Top of Grinch Hat
• When printed out, you will end up cutting the paper and taping it together to form the hat pattern on your red felt.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Glue the dart down.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Trace the poof onto the white felt.
• Cut out the poof.
• Attach to the end of the hat.
• Trace the headband onto white felt.
• Attach to the red hat with hot glue.

Here are the headband and poof patterns:
Grinch Hat Band
Grinch Hat Poof

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Take a black sharpie marker and trace a few THICK lines onto the hat. Trace the edges, trace the white band, trace a crease near the dart.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Cut two pipe cleaners in half.
• Insert 2 halves at each corner of the hat, hot glue in place (these will attach your hat to the wreath, so make sure they are long enough to do that while being secure inside the hat).
• Insert a small amount of fiberfill into the hat.
• Dab some hot glue on the bottom so the fiberfill will not come out (you can do the whole line if you like).
• Attach the hat to the wreath. This is a left facing hat so it will go on the left side of the wreath. If you need your hat to face right, make sure you have turned it right after cutting.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial. A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!


• Display!
• Note that I did not bother with a hanger. You definitely could if you wanted one. This is fairly light so it could be as simple as a pipe cleaner twisted on the back of the wreath and then twisted tight to form a hanger.


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Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.


So, you made a turkey, and now you have leftovers (the best part!) and want an easy, delicious recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. This traditional hot turkey sandwich is simple to make, and oh so good! People have been enjoying it for years. Yum!

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe

How to Cook a Turkey
How to Make Turkey Gravy

More leftover turkey recipes:

Turkey Turnovers – this fast and easy to make leftover turkey recipe!
Creamy Turkey Soup – hubby makes turkey soup every time we cook a big bird. Yum!
Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe – served as an appetizer or as a lunch entree, these tasty pinwheels really hit the spot.

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.


Hot Turkey Sandwich Ingredients

• 2 cups Turkey, cooked
• 1 cup Gravy
• 2 Buns (rolls, slices of bread)

Hot Turkey Sandwich Directions

• Dice cooked turkey into bite-sized pieces.
• Heat the turkey in the microwave or oven until heated through.
• Heat gravy until hot in the microwave or on the stove.
• Toast bun (roll, bread).

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.


• Place 1 cup of diced turkey on each lower portion of the toasted bun (roll, bread).

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.


• Pour the hot gravy over the top of the turkey and replace the top portion of the bun.

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.


• Serve while hot.
• Eat with a knife or fork, or for a super fun and messy meal, pick it up and eat it like a burger!

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.



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How to Make Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


What to do with all those wonderful pan drippings from that tender and juicy turkey you just made!? Why make turkey gravy, of course! There is nothing better than homemade gravy, and this turkey gravy recipe really packs a flavor-wallop. Easy to make (really!) this wonderful turkey gravy is the perfect pairing to your roasted turkey.

How to Make Turkey Gravy

It is that time of year – the holiday season, and I bet turkey is on your table at least one in November or December. So many people eat turkey as their main holiday entree for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day! According to the National Turkey Federation – “in 2016, more than 219 million turkeys were served for meals in the United States. We estimate that 44 million of those turkeys were enjoyed at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.” That’s a lot of birds!

Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!

Note:

• The amount of pan drippings that the turkey will yield will depend on how much the turkey itself gave along with the 1 cup of broth added during cooking. • This amount of roux should thicken approximately 2 – 2½ cups of gravy, using the rough ratio of 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons flour to 1 cup of liquid.

Turkey Gravy Ingredients:

• 2 cups Turkey Pan Drippings
• ¼ cup Butter
• ¼ cup Flour (you can substitute Wondra)
• Pinch Garlic Powder
• Pinch Onion Powder
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• ¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

Turkey Gravy Mise en Place:

• Frying Pan
• Strainer
• Spoon or Whisk
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


Turkey Gravy Directions:

• Strain the pan drippings to remove the solids (this step is optional); set aside.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• In a fry pan, melt the butter and flour to make a roux. Mix the flour in with the butter and cook this mixture until it turns golden in color.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• Add the pan drippings to the roux in small ½ cup portions, bringing it to a low boil, and incorporating the drippings into the mixture until it thickens, and then add another ½ cup of pan dripping, continuing this until you have added all the drippings.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Taste with a clean spoon and add more seasonings according to your taste buds.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• When you have used all the pan drippings, if you feel there is not enough gravy, or the gravy is too thick, you can add turkey broth in the same increments as the drippings.
• Serve hot.


How to Make Turkey Gravy

Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups Turkey Pan Drippings
¼ cup Butter
¼ cup Flour
Pinch Garlic Powder
Pinch Onion Powder
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

Directions:

• Strain the pan drippings to remove the solids (this step is optional); set aside.
• In a fry pan, melt the butter and flour to make a roux. Mix the flour in with the butter and cook this mixture until it turns golden in color.
• Add the pan drippings to the roux in small ½ cup portions, bringing it to a low boil, and incorporating the drippings into the mixture until it thickens, and then add another ½ cup of pan dripping, continuing this until you have added all the drippings.
• Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Taste with a clean spoon and add more seasonings according to your taste buds.
• When you have used all the pan drippings, if you feel there is not enough gravy, or the gravy is too thick, you can add turkey broth in the same increments as the drippings.
• Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


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