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Grinch Christmas Tree Ideas

After making these Grinch cupcakes, this Grinch bingo game and this Grinch wreath, I decided to keep going on the How The Grinch Stole Christmas theme and decorated a Grinch Christmas tree for my office. With lots of cute ornaments and a Grinch tree topper, you’re sure to find some Grinch Christmas tree ideas you can use.

Since I’ve been having so much fun with the Grinch Who Stole Christmas theme this year, I decided to keep going…and decorate a Grinch Christmas tree in my office.

I didn’t want to go too literal. So I didn’t do the Grinch legs Christmas decorations that you see all over Pinterest (although the one above is pretty awesome!)

But I did use the red, green and white color scheme with deco mesh ribbon and lots of twirly picks that remind me of a Whoville Christmas tree.

Then I added some DIY Grinch ornaments and a Grinch tree-topper to finish it all off.

I also decided to do all of this on my white Christmas tree since I think it makes the red and green holiday decorations stand out. I think Dr. Seuss would be proud!

How do you make a Grinch Christmas tree?

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Now, let’s get on with the steps I took to decorate my white Grinch Christmas tree.

1 | Use deco mesh as ribbon

Note: Sources for all of the decorations are listed at the end of the post.

White Christmas tree with lime green and red and white deco mesh

Since a Grinch themed Christmas tree is a go big or go home Christmas theme, deco mesh makes the best ribbon.

I used lime green as well as red and white striped deco mesh.

Weave it in and out of the branches, pushing it into the tree in some places and letting it come out in others.

Try not to weave it in a straight line. The ribbon will look more natural once you get the ornaments on the tree.

Twisting the deco mesh when you push it into the tree helps to make the ribbon look better.

2 | Add large Christmas ornaments

White Christmas tree with green, red and white and black ornaments

Next, hang larger ornaments on the tree.

I used some that were red, green, white and black (and combinations of those colors).

Put some further into the tree and some closer to the end of the branches.

Some should go in front of the ribbon and some behind it.

I also like to use these large-sized ornaments to cover places where the ribbon crosses.

3 | Hang smaller ornaments

White Christmas tree with small and large green and red ornaments on it

Fill in the spaces between the large ornaments with smaller ones in similar colors.

I also used some “special” ornaments that are shaped like wrapped presents and candies.

Long thin ornaments help to add a vertical element to the tree.

4 | Stick in some red and green picks

White Grinch Christmas tree with ornaments and red picks

To create a whimsical element that feels like the Whoville Christmas tree, I used a lot of picks.

Close up picture of the Christmas picks on the Grinch Christmas tree

Some had balls on the ends, some had candy shapes, some were more string like and some were twirls.

But they all add another dimension to the tree.

5 | Make DIY Grinch ornaments

DIY Grinch Christmas ornaments

To add a little of more of the Grinch, I made these easy DIY Grinch ornaments.

They’re super simple to do and very inexpensive.

Decorated Grinch Christmas tree with DIY Grinch ornaments

They’re also very light so you can hang them pretty much anywhere, including from some of the picks.

Find out how to make DIY Grinch ornaments HERE.

6 | Add a Grinch Christmas tree topper

The final step was to add a tree topper.

Originally, I was going to do one of these big bows in Grinch colors.

Grinch hand and ornament used as a Grinch Christmas tree topper

But I finally decided to take the easy way out.

And hang a Grinch hand holding an ornament from the ceiling so that it looks like it’s a tree topper.

The white Grinch Christmas tree with the tree topper

It’s really supposed to be a door hanger, but I love the way it looks at the top of the tree.

And it’s much easier to make than most other kinds of Grinch Christmas tree toppers.

The finished Grinch Christmas tree

Close up of the ornaments on the Grinch Christmas tree

I love all the different ornaments.

The deco mesh and picks add to the whimsical feeling.

Close up of the white Grinch Christmas with the lights on

The white tree looks like it’s glowing when the lights are on.

White Grinch Christmas tree with the lights on

It’s a fun addition to my office decor.

I like it so much, I think I’m going to decorate the rest of my office in Grinch Christmas decor, too!

Where to buy Grinch Christmas tree ornaments

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Some ornaments are no longer available so I’ve tried to find similar ones in those cases.

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How to decorate a Grinch Christmas tree

This Grinch Christmas tree is a fun and whimsical way to decorate for Christmas.
Total Time 1 hour
Author Wanda Simone


  • Ornament hooks


  • Lime green deco mesh
  • Red and white deco mesh
  • Green, red and white ornaments
  • Red and white picks
  • Grinch tree topper


  • Weave the lime green and red and white deco mesh through the tree branches.
  • Hang the large red, white and green Christmas ornaments on the tree.
  • Fill in the spaces between the large ornaments with smaller ones in similar colors.
  • To create a whimsical, Dr. Seuss look, stick in a lot of red and green picks
  • Add a Grinch Christmas tree topper. I used a Grinch hand that is supposed to be a wall or door hanging, and hung it from the ceiling above the tree to make it look like a tree topper.

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This post was originally published on November 9, 2020 but was updated with new content on November 7, 2023.

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