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How To Decorate A Grinch Christmas Tree (With Links For The Decor)

After making these Grinch cupcakes, this Grinch bingo game and this Grinch wreath, I decided to keep going on the How The Grinch Stole Christmas theme and decorated a Grinch Christmas tree for my office. With lots of cute ornaments and a Grinch tree topper, you’re sure to find some Grinch Christmas tree ideas you can use.

Since I’ve been having so much fun with the Grinch Who Stole Christmas theme this year, I decided to keep going…and decorate a Grinch Christmas tree in my office.

I didn’t want to go too literal. So I didn’t do the Grinch legs Christmas decorations that you see all over Pinterest (although the one above is pretty awesome!)

But I did use the red, green and white color scheme with deco mesh ribbon and lots of twirly picks that remind me of a Whoville Christmas tree.

Then I added some DIY Grinch ornaments and a Grinch tree-topper to finish it all off.

I also decided to do all of this on my white Christmas tree since I think it makes the red and green holiday decorations stand out. I think Dr. Seuss would be proud!

How do you make a Grinch Christmas tree?

Now, let’s get on with the steps I took to decorate my white Grinch Christmas tree.

1 | Use deco mesh as ribbon

Note: Sources for all of the decorations are listed at the end of the post.

Since a Grinch themed Christmas tree is a go big or go home Christmas theme, deco mesh makes the best ribbon.

I used lime green as well as red and white striped deco mesh.

Weave it in and out of the branches, pushing it into the tree in some places and letting it come out in others.

Try not to weave it in a straight line. The ribbon will look more natural once you get the ornaments on the tree.

Twisting the deco mesh when you push it into the tree helps to make the ribbon look better.

2 | Add large Christmas ornaments

Next, hang larger ornaments on the tree.

I used some that were red, green, white and black (and combinations of those colors).

Put some further into the tree and some closer to the end of the branches.

Some should go in front of the ribbon and some behind it.

I also like to use these large-sized ornaments to cover places where the ribbon crosses.

3 | Hang smaller ornaments

Fill in the spaces between the large ornaments with smaller ones in similar colors.

I also used some “special” ornaments that are shaped like wrapped presents and candies.

Long thin ornaments help to add a vertical element to the tree.

4 | Stick in some red and green picks

To create a whimsical element that feels like the Whoville Christmas tree, I used a lot of picks.

Some had balls on the ends, some had candy shapes, some were more string like and some were twirls.

But they all add another dimension to the tree.

5 | Make DIY Grinch ornaments

To add a little of more of the Grinch, I made these easy DIY Grinch ornaments.

They’re super simple to do and very inexpensive.

They’re also very light so you can hang them pretty much anywhere, including from some of the picks.

Find out how to make DIY Grinch ornaments HERE.

6 | Add a Grinch Christmas tree topper

The final step was to add a tree topper.

Originally, I was going to do one of these big bows in Grinch colors.

But I finally decided to take the easy way out.

And hang a Grinch hand holding an ornament from the ceiling so that it looks like it’s a tree topper.

It’s really supposed to be a door hanger, but I love the way it looks at the top of the tree.

And it’s much easier to make than most other kinds of Grinch Christmas tree toppers.

The finished Grinch Christmas tree

I love all the different ornaments.

The deco mesh and picks add to the whimsical feeling.

The white tree looks like it’s glowing when the lights are on.

It’s a fun addition to my office decor.

I like it so much, I think I’m going to decorate the rest of my office in Grinch Christmas decor, too!

Where to buy Grinch Christmas tree ornaments

Click the pictures to go to the source.

Some ornaments are no longer available so I’ve tried to find similar ones in those cases.

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This post was part of the 2020 (year 6) Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.

You can see all of my 2020 holiday posts HERE.

And be sure to check out all of the other blogger’s Christmas trees below.

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How to decorate a Grinch Christmas tree

This Grinch Christmas tree is a fun and whimsical way to decorate for Christmas.

Total Time 1 hour

  • Ornament hooks

  • Lime green deco mesh
  • Red and white deco mesh
  • Green red and white ornaments
  • Red and white picks
  • Grinch tree topper
  • Weave the lime green and red and white deco mesh through the tree branches.

  • Hang the large red, white and green Christmas ornaments on the tree.

  • Fill in the spaces between the large ornaments with smaller ones in similar colors.

  • To create a whimsical, Dr. Seuss look, stick in a lot of red and green picks

  • Add a Grinch Christmas tree topper. I used a Grinch hand that is supposed to be a wall or door hanging, and hung it from the ceiling above the tree to make it look like a tree topper.

Have comments or questions about our Grinch Christmas Tree? Tell us in the section below.

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This post was originally published on November 9, 2020 but was updated with new content on August 11, 2022.

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20 Best Grinch Christmas Decorations

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Try these ideas, and there's no way your heart doesn't grow three sizes this Christmas.

By Katie Bowlby and Arricca Elin Sansone

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If you're like every Who down in Whoville, you like Christmas a lot! Or, perhaps (because it's 2021), you're feeling a little Grinchy yourself. Either way, it's time to commemorate the season with some adorable Grinch-inspired decor. The much-loved curmudgeon from Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (first published in 1957) and the subsequent movies is a legend. And these adorable DIY Grinch-inspired decorations will get you in the mood, even if you're feeling cuddly as a cactus yourself. Or you can buy a few handmade Grinch-themed items if you need a quick fix for your home.

Once you've trimmed up the tree with bingle balls and whofoo fluff and trimmed up the town with googoo gums and bizilbigs, it's time to enjoy a few other DIY holiday craft projects, put on your favorite Christmas music, and wrap some gifts. Or snuggle up with your favorite Who to watch another one of the best animated Christmas movies. Finally, don't forget to plan your Christmas feast full of Who Pudding, Who Hash and roast beast—or whatever recipe is on your family's Christmas menu this year!

Sewing Rabbit

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Furry Grinch Stocking

This shaggy green stocking is fit for the Grinch himself! Thanks to these simple instructions from Sewing Rabbit, you can enjoy a very "hairy" Christmas.

Get the tutorial at Sewing Rabbit.


Leap of Faith

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DIY Grinch Mug

How cute is this mug? You'll never feel Grinch-y again when you sip your morning coffee out of this! It would make a fun gift, too!

Get the tutorial at Leap of Faith Crafting.


Stephanie Rose

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DIY Grinch Tree

Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy transforms a mini lemon cypress into a quirky Grinch-inspired tree. You don't have to have a green hand—a little green thumb will do!

Get the tutorial at Garden Therapy.


Buggy and Buddy

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Grinch Ornament

Get the kids involved with this sweet Grinch-inspired craft. The ornament makes for a great gift for teachers, friends, or anyone who needs a little dose of the Grinch spirit!

Get the tutorial at Buggy and Buddy.


Chelsea's Messy Apron

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Grinch Candy Jar

Fill a Mason jar with green candy (here, Mint M&Ms) and one red heart button, and tie with a red ribbon for a sweet gift even the grumpiest recipients on your list will love. Chelsey's Messy Apron has ideas for Santa, Rudolph, and snowman candy jars too!

Get the tutorial at Chelsea's Messy Apron.


Leap of Faith Crafting

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Mr. Grinch Wine Glass

This wine glass has an etched Grinch face. Make a whole set of these easy DIY glasses.

Get the tutorial at Leap of Faith Crafting.


The Keeper of the Cheerios

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Grinch Clothespin Wreath

Welcome visitors to your home with the Grinch's wry smile. Pretty much all you need is a pizza pan and some clothespins to put together this whimsical wreath.

Get the tutorial at The Keeper of the Cheerios.


Design Dazzle

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Whoville Tree

Whether you're hosting a Grinch-themed breakfast or need to brighten up an empty corner with some color, this fun DIY tree is straight out of Whoville!

Get the tutorial at Design Dazzle.


Woodshop Diaries

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DIY Grinch Pillow

Even the Grinch can use a little Christmas sparkle. Shara McCuiston of Woodshop Diaries put together this pillow with drop cloth, a Sharpie, and some sequins.

Get the tutorial at the Woodshop Diaries.


Bullock's Buzz

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Grinch Ornaments DIY

Fill plain plastic ornaments with green candy or paper shreds and add a vinyl Grinch face to add some festive spirit to your tree.

Get the tutorial at Bullock's Buzz.


Design Dazzle

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Grinch Advent Calendar

Tiny Christmas socks bring to mind the Who-ville stockings hung by the chimney with care. Fill each one with a holiday activity, and they make for a clever Advent calendar.

Get the tutorial at Design Dazzle.


Being Genevieve

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Grinch Stockings

These felt stockings with pom-pom trim would be a perfect fit on a mantel that belongs to both Little Cindy Lou Who and you!

Get the tutorial at Being Genevieve.


The Country Chic Cottage

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Grinch Mason Jar

Gather up a mason jar, some paint, and a little Santa doll hat and make this Grinch mason jar. Fill it with candy or a small gift, and you've got yourself a present that will make everyone green with envy.

Get the tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage.


Sawdust 2 Stitches

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Large Grinch Tree

An artificial tree takes a Who-ville-inspired twist with simple instructions from Sawdust 2 Stitches. The oversize ornaments add to the tree's quirky look.

Get the tutorial at Sawdust 2 Stitches.


Three Little Ferns

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Grinch Christmas Countdown

You won't be able to contain your excitement with this framed Christmas countdown. Just download the free printable illustration from Three Little Ferns, pop it in a frame, and use a dry-erase marker to change the day.

Get the tutorial at Three Little Ferns.


Jen Walsh

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Terra Cotta Grinch Tree

Made from painted terra cotta pots, metallic bows, and candy canes, this wonky Whoville-inspired tree sets a festive tone on the front porch.

Get the tutorial at The Mad House.



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Grinch Welcome Mat


Declare for all to see that Christmas is welcome here with this hand-painted mat.

Life is Good

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Merry Grinchmas Long Sleeve Tee


Once your house is decked out, you'll want something special to wear yourself! This "Merry Grinchmas" shirt sends the right message.


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Felted Garland

Now 29% off


This adorable handmade felted garland is perfect for your Grinch-themed tree or to drape anywhere you need some Grinchiness.  

Williams Sonoma

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Merry Grinch Doormat

Now 20% off


Set a Grinch-y tone for your guests before they step foot in your house.  

45 Personalized Christmas Stockings You'll Love

Katie Bowlby Katie Bowlby is Digital Director at Country Living, where she covers gift guides, product reviews, crafts, and TV shows like Yellowstone.

Arricca Elin Sansone Arricca SanSone has written about health and lifestyle topics for Prevention, Country Living, Woman's Day, and more.

Realistic Grinch Christmas Tree




November 29, 2019 07:43

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A woman created a Grinch themed Christmas tree that is so realistic people say it scares them.


Mom dressed up her Christmas tree in the style of the Grinch, which she turned out so realistic that some people began to write in the comments that he scared them.

A woman wanted to decorate her Christmas tree in a special way, so she designed it in the style of the Grinch, a character created by American children's author and cartoonist Dr. Seuss.


She decorated her rather big green tree with toys and flashing lights, but the highlight on the cake was a life-sized green Grinch hugging the tree.

She skillfully used Santa's hat and coat, as well as the Grinch mask and hairy arms, to end up with something very realistic and sinister at the same time.

The woman called her creation "The Grinch Stole My Tree".

“Well, here is my Grinchmas tree (from the words Grinch and Christmas),” she captioned her video, which she uploaded to YouTube.

Many people liked the woman's Christmas tree, although many also reported that she, or rather the fairy-tale character herself, scares them quite a lot.

"Very clever, but I couldn't be in a room with this at night," wrote one user.

"The wicked might like this," added another.
“Oh my God, I want the same! I love the Grinch,” said another.
"Well done, but too scary," one woman commented.
“This looks amazing! Great job,” wrote another user.


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