‘Grinch’-themed holiday decor is 40% off at Hobby Lobby

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It’s never too early to start prepping for the winter holiday season, and right now at Hobby Lobby you can get 40% off “Grinch”-themed holiday decor. The sale is good both online and in stores. Here are some of the cute items featuring this Dr. Seuss character from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” that you can snag at a discount.

Note that if these are out of stock online, you may still be able to find them at a brick-and-mortar location instead.

Naughty & Nice Grinch Pillow, $18

This pillow is two-sided: one side shows the “Naughty Grinch” stealing a Christmas tree, and the other side shows a “Nice” Max the dog wearing a scarf that says “Merry Grinchmas!” Originally priced at $29.99, this cute couch accessory is now marked down to just $18.

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The Grinch in Wreath Wood Wall Decor, $12.00

This adorable piece of wall decor depicting the Grinch post-transformation with his head in a holiday wreath promises to make your guests’ hearts grow three sizes. It’s marked down from an original price of $19.99 to just $12.

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Naughty or Nice Grinch Cup, $6

Take your Christmas spirit with you anywhere with this travel tumbler featuring images of the Grinch dressed as Santa and Max as a reindeer as well as stockings, candy canes and signs with holly embellishments. It comes with a screw lid, a straw and a stopper. It’s marked down from an original price of $9.99 to $6.

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Night Before Grinchmas Canvas Wall Decor, $12

This canvas-covered wall decor piece says “Twas The Night Before Grinchmas!” and is the perfect way to add a little Chrismas cheer to your home. It’s marked down from an original price of $19.99 to just $12.

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Who-Ville Metal Street Sign, $9

This cute red street sign lets everyone who visits your home know that they’ve officially entered the happiest town of Whoville. It’s marked down from an original price of $14.99 to just $9.

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Grinch Without Me Pillow, $15

This plush pillow features an image of the Grinch in a Santa suit standing by the Christmas tree as he steals away the presents underneath along with the text, “It wouldn’t be Christmas without me.” This cheeky item is marked down from an original price of $24.99 to just $15.

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Are you ready for the holidays yet? It’s hard to believe we’re already thinking about winter celebrations!

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Model Building a House – A Challenging Hobby

Design and build a structure which represents the home you were born in, or a home located in your favorite city, town, country setting, or a beach cottage. Or build a fantasy, futuristic, or your dream house. I challenge you to be a model builder as a new hobby or professional challenge.

This type of model building is known as architectural model building.

The value of model making a structure is to present a visual and tactile scenario of a structure. Architects build models of structures to help clients see the final product before real construction begins.

Yes, there are computer programs which help to visualize the house, but it is different when you build a physical model originating from knowledge, creativity, imagination, knowledge and skilled hands.

Model Building Materials and Tools

The least expensive method is to use poster board and craft paper. Poster board is flexible, but as it is pieced together with paste or glue the structure will strengthen. Craft paper with designs of shingles, brick, stone, wood strips, and other textures is a short cut to add realistic texture in, on, and around the structure.

A pair of scissors, craft knife or scalpel, a metal ruler, paste or glue, cutting mat, and pencil and paint will be the minimum tools required. If you wish, you may want to invest in an architectural scale to help calculate model scale and dimensions should you decide to habitually construct models.

Building Steps

  1. House plan
  2. Floor
  3. Walls
  4. Roof
  5. Finishing touches

House Floor Plan

Make a copy of the actual house floor plans. Decide on the scale. For example, one inch may represent one foot. The scale has much to do with the size of the finished product and display area.

After the scale has been determined, draw or trace the plans, label, and then section cut. Accurately cut one measured piece at a time and place into position directly on the floor plan to avoid errors and to guarantee that the building will stand true and strong. The floor plan will produce the house as the end product or place the floor plan on a platform which will allow for landscaping display.

Interior and Exterior Decor

Using the floor plan and a picture or a photo of the finished house will assist you in choosing printed designs of wood, tile, or carpet to place on the floor as you move from room to room.

The walls which have windows may be represented with cellophane paper, a window pattern, curtains, or a window sill with flowers. Craft paper with brick, stone, wood, or siding for the exterior walls can be adhered with paste to the poster board cutouts as you assemble the pieces. Most supplies can be found at an arts and crafts store or a hobbyist model shop.

Flooring and Roof

Additional flooring will be needed if the house is a two-story building. The house may or may not have a basement or an attic. This is the importance of …

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