Looking to add a unique and oh-so-pretty Christmas tree to your decor? Then I’ve got just the thing for you. The whimsical, feathered, Whoville 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 😀 Even the Grinch is welcome as long as he brings Max with him.

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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 another 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 jewelry wire and beads to make the decorations too 😉

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What you Need

Besides the polystyrene, or Styrofoam cone and some feathers (cruelty-free, please), you’ll also need the following:

  • 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 be reused 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, 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 afterward, 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 its downsides 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 of making a WhoVille inspired tabletop Christmas tree, don’t forget to pin it for later.

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Until next time, I hope you have a beautiful, creative week. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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