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Tabletop Grinch Curved Tree

Create a tabletop Grinch curved tree with Dollar Tree products. It is small but it is fun and festive and says Grinch all over it!

Hello and welcome back to the blog. Today is a special posting day. I am joining in with a lot of other bloggers to bring a Christmas tree hop.

Isn’t it fun to see how others decorate their trees? I gave up on the tree decorating game a few years ago. We have many cats and well… it never turned out very good for the tree.

A few years ago I saw a wood tree hanging on the wall in a florist’s shop and I fell in love with it. So, Jeff made us a “pet friendly” tree as well.

I can show you a picture of it but this is not the tree I am showing you today. For this post I made a fun, Grinch curved tree that will just sit on a table top and look cute for the Holidays!

If you like to make your own Grinch crafts and decor then you have come to the right place!


If you LOVE Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are definitely in the right place.

Finished Grinch Curved Tree with the light up ornament.

Tabletop Grinch Curved Tree

I had seen some small Grinch curved trees on Pinterest and they were so cute. The Grinch theme has been the central part of my holiday decor for a few years now so I new this would fit right in.

The supplies I used:

The only thing I did not get from the Dollar Tree were the colorful ornaments. They came from Menards.

Step 1: Prep the clear container

This container was really cute and the perfect base for the Grinch tree. It is higher on one side than the other and it looked very “Whoville”.

The off center clear container used as a base for the Grinch tree

But it is very smooth and paint likes to scratch on smooth surfaces. That is where the sanding block comes in. I used it to “rough” up the outside of the container so the paint would grab on and, hopefully, not scratch off at the slightest bump.

Sanded clear container for the base of the tree

Then I sprayed on two coats of the green paint.

Spray paint for the base and highlights on the tree
Painted Green base for the Grinch curved tree

Step 2: Prepare the tree

These trees are skimpy and thin. After all they are only a dollar. But you can create a fuller tree by adding some extra garland pieces.

Adding extra garland pieces to the Dollar Tree Christmas tree to make it more full

These come in smaller pieces so just wrap one around the stem of the tree between the branches. That helps a lot.

I wanted to create the curved branch hanging down at the top so I added another two pieces of the garland to the top branches by twisting it on then curved it down for the ornament.

I wanted the tree to be more of the Grinch color so I took it into the garage and give it a light coat of the lime green spray paint. Not the entire tree… Just some “highlights”.

Adding Grinch green spray paint to the tree.

Step 3: Decorate the tree

Add the florist foam at the bottom of the green container (I hot glued mine in) and add the tree.

Floris foam in the base to hold the tree upright.

Bend the branches so they are pointing up (like a real tree being transported).

Add the red mesh garland by starting at the bottom and working your way around and up the tree.

Wrapping the red mesh garland around the tree.

Tie a knot at the top. I used a little dab of hot glue so the knot wouldn’t come untied.

Add two different sizes of colorful ornaments to the base around the tree to cover the florist foam.

Adding colorful ornaments in the base to cover the florist foam
Adding the smaller ornaments to the base to cover the florist foam

Then…add the fun light up ornament on the end of the curved branch at the top.

Adding the large light up ornament to the end of the curved branch.

Voila! The Grinch curved tree has come alive!

Finished Grinch Curved Tree with colorful ornaments at the base.

Wasn’t that an easy project? It is not a gorgeous living room tree but if you have pets or absolutely no room for a full size tree then a tabletop tree is perfect.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies pic and after pic of the Grinch Curved Tree


Monday 14th of December 2020

This is so fun! What a creative way to make a tree with a Grinch theme.


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Thank you Beverly! It was really fun to create and you know I love the Dollar Tree!


Thursday 10th of December 2020

Michelle, this is so clever! I stocked up on Dollar Tree mini trees, so I'm going to have to make one for my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration. Pinned!


Thursday 10th of December 2020

Thank you Rebecca. That is very nice. They are fun and I bet your daughter will love it. Merry Christmas!


Sunday 6th of December 2020

What a fun idea to decorate a tabletop. Now I want to grab a small dollar store tree and try this out :-) Pinned.


Monday 7th of December 2020

Hi Erlene! It was a fun little project and just another thing to add to my Grinch theme! Thanks so much.


Monday 30th of November 2020

This is SO MUCH FUN! Love your creativity. Who wouldn't want a grinch Christmas tree??


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hi Sonja - Well that is what I think too. Who wouldn't love one. LOL! Thanks so much.

Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc

Sunday 29th of November 2020

I love your little Grinch tree! It's so cute with it's twisty top and ornament! And I love that most of the supplies were from the dollar store!


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hi Betsy! Thank you. I do love the Dollar Store. This was really fun to make and I love whimsical at Christmas.