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Whimsical Feathered Whoville Christmas Tree

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Looking to add a unique and oh so pretty Christmas tree to add to your decor? Then I’ve got just thing for you. The whimsical, feathered, Whoville inspired Christmas tree doesn’t just look adorable it’s really easy to make too.

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And who doesn’t want to bring a little WhoVille into their lives. I sure do. It would be awesome if the Lorax popped in for a visit so we can talk to the trees together. And maybe the sweet natured Horton will discover another colony of Whos on a speck of dust in our house. There’s enough of that :D. Even the Grinch is welcome as long as he brings Max with.

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Anywhos 😉 we always try to make our own festive décor. It works out cheaper and it’s waaaaay more fun than standing in those awful queues at the mall.

'Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more.' Dr. Seuss.Click To Tweet

So when I went through my craft stash and found a whole bunch of feathers and this polystyrene cone it felt as if Christmas had come early. I had everything I need to make a Whoville Christmas tree. And I could dig into my collection of jewellery wire and beads to make the decorations too 😉

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What you Need

Besides the polystyrene, or Styrofoam cone and some feathers, you’ll also need:

  • Craft wire. Look for a 16 – 18 gauge wire
  • Pretty beads or other decorative bits
  • Double sided tape or craft glue
  • A small bucket
  • Gauzy material (optional)

How to Make a Feather Whoville Christmas Tree

To protect the cone so it can re-used again, I wrapped a piece of gauzy material around the cone first. But this step is totally optional.

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Starting at the bottom of the cone, wrap the double-sided tape all the way around. Remove a portion of the top protective layer on the double-sided tape and stick the feathers down. If you remove the entire protective strip, I found that it loses some of its tackiness and the feathers don’t stick as well. Or maybe it was just the tape I used?

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Work your way around and up the cone making sure to overlap the previous layer of feathers

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When you reach the top make sure to use feathers that are an equal length and place them in such a way that their shafts all line up. You can trim the shafts a little afterwards too.

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Making a Whoville Tree Topping

To make the tree topping I used Jewelry wire. Just wrap it around the feathers, starting about 2 inches down from the top of the cone.

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When you reach the top, remove the wire and continue wrapping it around a skewer or pencil to create an elongated wire spring shape. Make a small loop at the end for hanging decorations.

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Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff. Like bingle balls and Who floo-fluff.Click To Tweet

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For the decorations I simply used a whole bunch of gorgeous rhinestone crystal bead charms and added small feathers.

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And made a few curly wurly shapes from the jewelry wire. Hang the decorations from the Whoville topping with fishing line.

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Jewelry wire comes in so many different colors and it’s quite soft, which makes it really easy to work with. But it has it’s down sides too. Since it’s so pliable, the decorations can’t be too heavy, else the topping will droop down and your WhoVille tree will look really sad.

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To finish off, glue the Whoville Christmas tree onto a small bucket. I painted it to match the color of the wire but you can leave yours as is if you prefer. In fact you can place the little tree on anything that will let the feathers drape down nicely.

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I would love to know what you think of the feathered WhoVille Christmas tree. Do you think Cindy Lou and the Grinch would approve?

If you like the idea, don’t forget to pin it for later

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Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, creative week.

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Comments

  • Posted: December 19, 2018 18:09

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    What a beautiful and whimsical tree Michelle! I love how you did your wire topper! Very clever! Congratulations on your nomination! I hopped over to give you my vote and Good Lucky!
    • Posted: December 20, 2018 03:53

      acraftymix

      💞 Thank you so much for that Linda. Really appreciate it
  • Posted: December 17, 2018 18:37

    Leanna

    Beautiful and feminine. I love the style of this Michelle with the soft feathers, the shine and of course the bling. Beautiful craft project.
    • Posted: December 18, 2018 04:42

      acraftymix

      Thank you Leanna, that means a lot coming from you since you always do things in such a soft, lady-like way 😍
  • Posted: December 17, 2018 07:50

    Moineè

    That's so pretty. Love the sign in the background too. Where did you get it?
    • Posted: December 17, 2018 07:58

      acraftymix

      Hi there Moinee, the sign is one of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain and I found it in a little decorating shop here in South Africa. They do sell something similar on Amazon
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 13:14

    Debra

    The tree is fabulous! Very Grinchy. I am sure he approves. Congrats on the nomination.
  • Posted: December 15, 2018 14:26

    Katrin

    Oh my Goodness, this Whoville inspired tree is the cutest thing ever! Going to see the Grinch with my girls next weekend in Canada, I'll be thinking of this!
    • Posted: December 16, 2018 04:07

      acraftymix

      Ooooo you're all going to love it Katrin. There are so many parts in the movie that made me laugh and I know I'm supposed to be a grown woman but I just want a real little Grinch to love and hold😉 Hope you all have a lovely Christmas in Canada. I know you've been looking forward to it. Enjoy the snow 💞
  • Posted: December 14, 2018 14:37

    Marie InteriorFrugalista

    Gosh, you always come up with the coolest ideas, Michelle. This tree is gorgeous as a white feather tree and absolutely ADORABLE with the wire topper and hanging feather ornaments. Talk about attention to detail!
    • Posted: December 16, 2018 03:59

      acraftymix

      Thanks Marie 💞 I had so much fun playing around with this one.
  • Posted: December 12, 2018 17:44

    Carolann

    Oh wow I love this! It's so femme and perfect for the holidays!
    • Posted: December 13, 2018 04:08

      acraftymix

      😍 Thanks so much Carolann
  • Posted: December 12, 2018 03:15

    Amy

    This is adorable, Michelle! I might have to make one for my daughter. She's totally into the Grinch. She went to see the new Grinch movie recently with my parents, and is a bit Grinch obsessed now. :) Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    • Posted: December 12, 2018 13:28

      acraftymix

      I loved the new Grinch movie and little Cindy Lou is such a cool role model for a little girl too. I hope she likes the Whoville inspired Christmas tree 😍
  • Posted: December 11, 2018 23:41

    Kim

    What a beautiful tree...so elegant and whimsical. And I love the detailed directions. I would never guess that how it's assembled. I could totally do this! And congratulations on your nomination! I voted...good luck!!
    • Posted: December 12, 2018 13:29

      acraftymix

      Thanks so very much for the vote Kim 💌 That means a lot to me and I'm really glad you liked the tree too
  • Posted: December 11, 2018 08:32

    Raynette

    I think the Grinch will love this tree. I sure do 😊
    • Posted: December 11, 2018 08:34

      acraftymix

      I'm really happy to hear that Raynette, thank you 🤗
  • Posted: December 10, 2018 16:01

    Mary Kalpos

    Michelle this has to be the most adorable tree I have ever seen. The Grinch would surely approve of it. I love love love the topper! And the way you stuck the feathers on is very clever!
    • Posted: December 10, 2018 16:06

      acraftymix

      LOL Mary, when I went to visit your blog today I saw you'd also done something Dr Seuss-y? Great minds friends think alike 😉
      • Posted: December 12, 2018 19:41

        Anonymous

        ;)

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