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Have a Seussical Christmas Tree!

February 27th, 2013

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Born in 1904, the beloved children’s book author is known for creating fun and quirky characters like the Grinch, Horton, and the Cat in the hat. So why not celebrate the occasion by taking out your Christmas tree and decorating it Seussical style?

Decorating a Seussical tree is delightful and exciting, especially if your kids love Dr. Seuss’s stories. Ask them to join in on the fun in creating your Dr. Seuss-themed decorations. All you need are your Christmas tree, craft materials, and a little bit of imagination.

Dr. Seuss
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Any kind of Christmas tree, whether with a slim profile or a full one, can be used for this project. Once you’ve decided on the type of tree you want to use, you can then get your decorations ready!

The Grinch Christmas Tree
Inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Grinch Christmas tree is the perfect Seussical tree. Since green is the Grinch’s color, you can use all your big, green ornaments and hang them on your tree.

Grinch Christmas Tree
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For other ornaments to decorate your tree with, you can ask your children to make picture cut-outs of the Grinch’s face. Then, punch holes in these cut-outs, put strings on them, and hang them on your tree’s branches. A Seuss tree will not be complete without a dash of red, so don’t forget to add ribbons. Let your children tie as many red ribbons as they want around the branches.

Instead of gifts, you can make your own Grinch cards and put them at the bottom of your tree. Ask your kids to help you make the cards. All you have to do is print some Grinch photos off the Internet and let your children paste them onto cardboards.

The Cat in the Hat Christmas Tree

The mischievous Cat can also bring cheer to your tree. Red and white are the prevalent colors in The Cat in the Hat story and these colors go well with any Christmas tree. For this tree, huge red and white ribbons make the perfect tree ornaments. You can also include your crimson Christmas ornaments and hang them up the tree for a fuller look.

The best Seuss tree ornament in this kind of tree, however, is The Cat in the Hat hat. A red and white hat is a great addition to your ornament collection as it offers a fun, eccentric touch to your tree. You can use these instructions from StudioBella for your hat decoration. Make sure to use the Cat’s signature red-and-white color for authenticity. You can put several top hats under the tree or simply make one and have it as your tree topper.

Cat in the Hat
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Remember that your Seussical Christmas tree should be fun and quirky; it doesn’t have to be orderly or perfect. For a fun-filled day, ask your children to help you make DIY ornaments and decorate the tree. Once the tree is done, gather your kids around the tree and read them a Seuss story.

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