This fun and festive DIY whimsy Christmas tree can be made with a few simple materials. It’s such a great holiday decoration for the whole family to enjoy!
DIY Whimsy Christmas Tree
Doesn’t this whimsy Christmas tree remind you of the movie The Grinch? If you aren’t sure then you have not seen the Grinch as many times as I have! My girls loved watching that movie every Christmas growing up and still do. I am certain that if someone gifted this adorable, whimsical Christmas tree to Mr. Grinch for so many years, he would not be so grumpy anymore. I mean, come on? Could this little wooden tree be any cuter? Looking at it just takes me right back to watching the movie with my girls each year. It looks like something you would find in Whoville.
It was so cute the girls wanted to live in Whoville when they were little after watching the movie. I couldn’t blame them. Such a bright, cheerful, and festive little town. Perhaps I can make each of my girls one of these adorable DIY Whimsy Christmas Trees as a gift, along with a handwritten note from me. They can add it to their own Christmas home decor and smile as it makes their heart swell.
Grab your supplies and follow along as I show you exactly how to make this in a few simple steps.
- Wooden Christmas Tree (Hobby Lobby)
- Folk Art paint – color Burnt Umber
- 3 different Christmas Themed Wired Ribbons – Deco ExchangeDeco Exchange
- Baby Wipes
- White and Green Pom Pom Ribbon
- Hot glue
1 – Grab your wooden Christmas tree from Hobby Lobby and squirt a bit of Burnt Umber color on there. With a baby wipe, cover the entire piece of wood, giving it a nice coat on the raw wood. Tip* If you wanted it to be green, the color Fern is also really pretty. Dry with a heat gun. Set aside.
2 – Grab your Christmas-themed wired ribbons. Measure out a piece to add to the bottom layer of your Christmas tree. Make sure you have a bit of excess to allow for the look of “movement” with the ribbons. It will stick off on the sides for a bit – we will address that later. Tip* – If you don’t have wired ribbons, it is ok. But it is a little harder to create that same look.
3 – With hot glue directly on your tree, begin scrunching and sticking your first layer of ribbon. It should not lay flat unless you prefer that look instead.
4 – Repeat as you add your next layers of ribbon all up to the top of your tree. Scrunch and crunch, alternate ribbons, and just be creative. This project allows you to have so much fun, as you create a whimsical look!
5 – I use a little tool to help keep my fingers from getting burned as I add the ribbon and push down on the hot glue. Be careful.
6 – Once the ribbons are on and secure, take your scissors and trim the excess from the sides of the tree. Leave a bit on there. It doesn’t have to be flush to the wooden tree.
7- Next, let’s make our topper. Sticking with the current trend of tree toppers all over Pinterest and in major crafting stores, I created a sprouting sprig-type look. With your white and green pom pom ribbon, cut a few sections off from the spool. Collect into a little bundle and hot glue in the pointy section of your tree’s top. Just layer them in, adding as much as you think is fun. Tip* If you prefer a more traditional tree topper, hot glue in a star ornament, or even a bundle of pine or holly berries. Just have fun with it. You can’t go wrong.
And that is it! I love it because it is so whimsical and festive. It makes my heart grow three times just looking at it! Does it do the same for you? Even if this may not be your style for Christmas decorating in your home, that is ok. I bet you can think of a friend or even a family member who would love to receive this as a gift for their Christmas decor.
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