We love a good grinch craft! Today we are making pipe cleaner Christmas trees with a Grinch twist! These fun and easy little trees are made from just pipe cleaners and a bit of felt.
It’s nearly Christmas time. So naturally, we are breaking out the grinch crafts!
The grinch is such a great story.
It emphasizes all the wonderful things about Christmas.
Instead of focusing on the presents and stuff, it teaches the importance of togetherness.
Of loving those around you, and finding joy in loved ones.
It’s a great lesson to emphasize with the kiddos, while still being a great story.
Of course, while talking about all the wonderful lessons, why not make a fun grinch Christmas tree while you’re at it!
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make your own DIY pipe cleaner Grinch Christmas trees!
They make cute ornaments or would be adorable in a Christmas village or among the trains in a trainset!
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Supplies Needed for the Grinch Pipe Cleaner Tree
To make this cute little grinch craft, you’ll need only a couple of supplies and a bit of glue.
- Variety of pipe cleaners (we used 3 different types of green)
- Red craft felt
- Ribbon (optional)
- Craft glue
How to Make Your Pipe Cleaner Grinch Tree
To make these little pipe cleaner Christmas trees, start by finding something to form the trees.
Forming the Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees
This part is optional but highly recommended.
We used a cardboard cone, but you could use a funnel or even make your own cone out of a piece of cardboard.
Once you have your cone shape start by wrapping one pipe cleaner around the cone.
Make sure to secure the bottom of the Christmas tree shape by tucking the end of the pipe cleaner into the base like shown below.
Once your first pipe cleaner is shaped and secured, start by layering as second pipe cleaner over the first one.
Now you can continue to layer more pipe cleaners until you get the desired fullness of your Christmas tree.
Once your pipe cleaner tree is formed and full, you can remove it from the cone and your all finished with the Christmas tree part.
Repeat the process until you have as many pipe cleaner trees as you want.
You can vary the sizes by using less or more pipe cleaners and either lengthening them on your cone form or squishing them down and making them shorter and wider.
Who would have thought pipe cleaners could form such cute Christmas trees!
Making Your Pipe Cleaner Tree a Grinch
Ok, so we’re not really forming the trees into the grinch himself, but we are going to add a big red heart to represent him.
Remember the part in the story where is heart just grew and grew.
This is our interpretation of that.
So now cut out red hearts from a piece of felt or even leftover fabric from around the house.
Glue them to the trees and now you have adorable Grinch Christmas tree ornaments.
Aren’t they cute!
We think they dig up a pretty grinchy feel!
Plus they look super cute on the Christmas tree.
Make sure to also check out our really cool DIY Grinch Ornaments made with clear plastic ornaments.