A mum who has included a life-sized Grinch as part of her Christmas tree decorations has left people both impressed and terrified with the incredible creation.
The competition for the best decorated tree is over for another year after the ‘Grinchmas’ tree was posted to Facebook , leading to almost 6,000 comments by others blown away by the ‘fantastic’ DIY job.
The perfectly decorated tree includes red, green and white baubles, striped candy canes, a gingerbread man and lights, with fake snow around the base to really give it a festive feel.
Instead of finding a star at the top, the mum created a huge Grinch with his arms and legs wrapped around the tree, and the Dr. Seuss character’s iconic green face peering over the top.
After the post blew up, the mum revealed she created it by buying and stuffing a Grinch outfit she found on eBay, using a Grinch mask and Santa hat to create his head, and Christmas hats for feet.
The rest of the decorations were bought from Argos and Amazon, with the tree taking three hours to complete.
A photo and video was posted to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group Facebook page, with the caption ‘My very own Grinchmas tree’ as the mum added: “May of took 3 hours but I’m in love. Thanks to my mum, I can’t take all the credit.”
Other members absolutely loved the creation, with one crowning it the ‘best Christmas tree ever’.
Another replied: “That looks amazing! Well done.”
A third couldn’t wait to try it themselves, commenting: “I’m just about to order the costume. Just need to figure out what to stuff it with. My little boy is going to be soooo delighted to see it.”
It was all a bit too realistic for some, as one said: “This is great but also very scary lol. I think if I came down stairs on my own I would jump.”
Another added: “Not gonna lie, this is terrifying. I’d be walking into my living room and jumping out of my skin every morning.
“My jacket hung on the door makes me jump enough as it is.”