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.
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.
- Dollar Tree Small Christmas Tree
- Extra garland pieces
- Clear Container
- Florist Foam
- Red mesh ribbon/garland
- One large light up ornament
- Green spray paint
- Sanding block
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”.
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.
Then I sprayed on two coats of the green paint.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Then…add the fun light up ornament on the end of the curved branch at the top.
Voila! The Grinch curved tree has come alive!
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