My Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree!

DIY Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree DecorationsIt seems like I’ve been talking on and on around here lately about my Dr. Seuss Christmas tree decorations…so much so, that I think it deserves to be capitalized: so, from here on in, it shall be The Dr. Seuss Tree.  Well, The Dr. Seuss Tree is finally finished, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was originally inspired last year by Donna’s Whoville tree over at Funky Junk.  Gosh how I loved that tree! The first time  I saw it, a light bulb went off, and I knew that I HAD to do a Dr. Seuss-themed tree for my kids’ play area this year.  The Funky Junk tree was the idea starter, but I my vision was a little different.  While Donna’s tree was chock full of awesome things one might find in the Grinch’s lair; I imagined a fun, colorful tree full of whimsical characters, like the Cat in the Hat and Cindy Lou Who.

Dr Seuss Christmas  Decorations

I found it hard to find Dr. Seuss ornaments that weren’t crazy expensive, so I decided to make most of the decorations myself.  I figured it would be more special to my kids that way, anyway.  So I’ve been collecting, and cutting, and pasting, and glittering and mod podging and glue gunning for weeks now.

And, tada!

I present to you…The Dr. Seuss Tree.

 

DIY Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree

The red and white striped sinamay was such a lucky find!  Thank you Hallmark!

Dr. Seuss Home Decor

I especially love this  Thing 1 and Thing 2 ornament I made since we have twin boys…

Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Tutorial

Most of my handmade decorations were made from old books, paper, felt, wood, foamies and mod podge.

how to make Dr. Seuss Decorations

In another stroke of luck, I found these awesome Cat in the Hat like hats at Pier One this year.

Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Decor

I also splurged on a few collector ornaments like this one of Cindy Lou Who.

We’ll just add to our collection over time.

Dr Seuss Christmas Decorations Cindy Lou Who

There are about 12 different book cover decorations like this one throughout the tree…

Dr. Seuss Christmas Decorations Horton Hears a Who

These totally awesome red and white striped furry orbs also came from Pier One.

(Gee, Pier One really had my back this year, didn’t they? LOL)

 Pier One Furry Dr. Seuss Christmas Decoration

 

Debbie Travis Christmas Decoration Canadian Tire

DIY Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree

But wanna know the VERY best part?!?

The Dr. Seuss Tree is wearing a hat and bow-tie!

EEEEEK!

(Seriously, people, this tree makes me feel all giddy and kid-like!)

Dr Seuss Christmas Tree Topper Glittered Hat

I was on the hunt for a genuine Cat in the Hat hat for this tree for months.

And, guess where I found it?

It was the very last one on the rack in the costume section at FAO Schwartz on my trip to NYC last weekend!

Could anything be more meant to be?

Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Bow-Tie

I also made this Grinch word art for my downstairs mantel.  There really are some super lessons in the Grinch.

Dr Seuss Christmas Quote from GrinchDr Seuss Christmas Quote from Grinch2

 

Now, the big question is…how do I get my own Thing 1 and Thing 2 to keep their hands off a tree that’s so very inviting to 2-year old boys??  I guess I’d better enjoy it’s glory while it lasts!

Want to know how I made some of these ornaments?  I’ll be posting a few follow ups with tutorials in the coming days!  So check back soon!

Until next time, happy decorating!

Kerri

Post-Script: To see how I made these Dr. Seuss decorations, pop over to the post: How to Make Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Decorations: A Tutorial!

Post-Script #2: The Dr. Seuss Tree was featured at the CSI Project and at Hooked on Houses!

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Comments

  1. Wow, this tree is magnificent! I just love Dr. Seuss.

  2. Sheila Parrott says:

    I love your Seuss tree. I am a elementary school librarian and would love to do a tree like this for the students to enjoy. Would you be interested in recreating and selling your Seuss items? If so I would be very interested in purchasing them.

  3. I am obsessed with all things D. Seuss. This tree is so great! Very whimsical.

  4. LOVE it and will be featuring it in a post!
    http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/blog.html
    Kelly

  5. Oh my goodness, that is one rocking wonderful tree! I have twin boys too and they would love it! We’re big fan of the Dr. in this house!! Fantastic job!!
    Rinni @ Rinni’sPlayground

  6. Thanks for visiting me!! Your tree is seriously breathtaking!! Loving your site, first time visitor –one word WOW!!

  7. what a thrifty idea..to buy that many ornaments would be expensive..and look at you!:)
    adorably cute!
    xo

  8. Seriously? You’ve outdone yourself again. Is that possible? Amazing!

  9. I may or may not have just peed my pants a little – BRILLIANT!!!!! The ornaments are da bomb, but that hat sent me over the edge. Seriously. MY FAVORITE TREE EVER. If it mysteriously disappears, you know where to look…… :)

    • Oh my gosh, I think this is my favorite COMMENT ever! So glad you liked it! I really could look at it all day; it’s the kid in us, I guess! Happy holidays!~Kerri

  10. After looking at a million trees this year, yours is definitely one of the best! Love the whimsical look!

  11. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I must say, I am pretty smitten with it too! Happy holidays~Kerri

  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

  13. Hands down this is the best tree I’ve seen all year. I had to share this one with my FB peeps. Very inspirational, maybe next year I will come up with a cute theme:) Happy Holidays!

  14. I love, love, love your Dr. Seuss tree!! New follower.

    Happy Holidays!!
    Ginny
    http://www.ginnybrumback.blogspot.com

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