How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a Christmas classic that never seems to grow old. I love the part where Max the dog can't pull the sled fast enough and he ends up at the back of the sled waving his little paw, so cute.
And what about when he stuffs the tree up the chimney and it wakes up Cindy-Lou Who? Adorable! I look forward to it every year. Oh, and the kids do too!
Step 1: Take three chenille stems and twist them completely together. This is the trunk of the tree. It doesn't have to be this tall, you can clip it down later. Open up the three stems where the top of the tree will be.
Step 2: Snip groups of chenille stems to form the branches. You can have as many or as few branches as you'd like. Clip at least two branches of each size to get you started.
Step 3: Starting at the top, place the middle of the small cut chenille stem on the trunk of the tree and twist it around as tight as you can. Repeat adding branches one under the other until you are happy with the way it looks. You can space the branches apart too.
You can make the trees as tall or as small as you'd like but they do get a little more wobbly the taller they get.
Pony beads are easy decorations that can be slipped right onto the branches.
I chose to make a base out of polymer clay. I like that it is heavy enough to keep it from tipping over. Take a package of polymer clay and shape it into a half sphere. Use a bamboo skewer to make a hole in the top. Bake following the directions on the package. When cooled just stick the chenille stem trunk into the hole on top and you've got an adorable little tree to decorate and play with.
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