Tacking on from my longer post about a full scale Grinch Christmas display, is a how to guide for a Grinch Arm for Christmas Tree DIY & Other Final Touches. Holiday season is in full gear, your Christmas lights are up, you’ve set up a real or artificial Christmas tree. The problem is, while your outdoor Christmas decorations are on point, there’s no uniquely fun addition to your indoor tree. Whether you’re concerned with exciting your kids/grandkids, neighbors walking by, or yourself, you want your living room to stand out. A Whoville Christmas tree is the most vividly Christmas item even if Cindy Lou is nowhere to be seen. However, making the tree curved over, thick, etc, is costly and time consuming so grinch Christmas decorations will suffice. Read on for lots of ideas to make your house particularly Grinch Christmas themed to spice up your holiday spirit.
On another post I discuss the best way to create a little bit of Grinchiness in your decorating. The nostalgia of the story means even the angry face on a Grinch wreath will spread the message of ‘Merry Christmas’. However, a decorated home is not complete if things don’t spread to the inside. Onlookers will get at least a quick view through the windows so please decorate, if not for your own enjoyment. There’s options to get kits that quickly make a big impact or DIY to make cheaper, more personal touches.
DIY Grinch Ornaments
Grinch Tree Topper
Instructables.com has an amazing tutorial on creating a grinch tree topper, albeit in French so you will have to use google translate. As a disclaimer, this will need to use a sewing machine so, if that scares you. move along, I guess. However, the sewing isn’t extensive so take a look as it’s a quick, cheap, and relatively easy tree topper. The hot glue you will need to attach the faux fur Santa hat is, in the end, probably the most complicated part to get it looking just right.
All In One Party and Seasonal Planning Video including a Grinch Arm for Christmas Tree DIY
Creative on the Cheap does an amazing multipoint video on creating indoor Grinch themed decorations. Their dollar tree video at 13:10 to 17:45 shows how to make party supplies including themed mugs and place settings. Their emphasis on using smaller ornaments makes their decorations ideal for table and counter placement. If you want a more subtle decoration for your tree, at 15:19 shows how to make a grinch arm for Christmas tree DIY if you just attach a piece of wire to hang it with.
Using ‘Hard Working Mom’s video on making a wreath form of a grinch head is a very out of the box way to grinch up your decor. The most technical skill here is using the pipe cleaners to hold it on to the wire form of the wreath. It may not be terribly resilient to snow and other elements but if your front door is sheltered, it would really set up the ambiance entering the home.
The Easiest Grinch Arm for Christmas Tree DIY
This video demonstrates the most straightforward way of doing the Grinch arm for Christmas tree DIY. I enjoy that the materials are not the highest grade for two different practical reasons. (1) It is not expensive to try it out and if you decide not to do it a second year, it’s not going to be a big deal. (2) If it gets damaged by anyone, it shouldn’t break your heart as it can be fairly easily replaced.
Accessory Kits Instead Of Your Grinch Arm for Christmas Tree DIY
Dr. Seuss’ Mr. Grinch is so unique one large grinch Christmas ornament could create a themed Christmas tree. A single grinch hand coming out of a white Christmas tree would still be readily recognizable. Therefore, your favorite Christmas large ornaments would not need to be sacrificed for your grinch theme. There’s Grinch heads, complete with Santa hat on top of the ornament, available for the top of the tree.
As an end piece for your vision, there are related tree skirts including the Whos holding hands around the tree. If you need a reminder, this is from the ending where the Whos gather around the tree after bring robbed. Their infectious joy in spite of their circumstances warms the grinch and will warm anyone whose heart is in need. This final scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a little sprinkle of Christmas spirits to round things out. It’s a quick fix that will also take almost no time to set up, leaving you more time to enjoy the season.