A Dr. Suess themed room can be so much fun. Make truffula trees using pool noodles and feather boas! BRILLIANT!! Perfect for any Dr. Seuss themed room whether it’s a classroom or a bedroom!
The day has come: TRUFFULA TREE DAY!! I am so excited! These are definitely my favorite part of my son’s Dr. Seuss bedroom. Have you seen it yet? Be sure to take a look at the full room reveal for loads of colorful, fun inspiration! Now, without further ado, on to the TRUFFULA TREES!
Here are the supplies that you will need to make your own truffula trees for a Dr. Suess Themed Room:
* pool noodles
* feather boas (two per tree)
* black Duck Tape
* jewelry wire
Start by wrapping black Duck Tape along the pool noodles to create the truffula tree stripes. I wanted my three trees to be different heights so I simply cut one shorter and extended the others with pieces of that cut pool noodle. I attached them together with the Duck Tape.
Now that the trunks of your truffula trees are prepared it is on to the delightful truffula silks, aka feather boas. Prep two feather boas per tree by cutting off the excess rope ends, if there are any.
Fold one long boa in half, and then in half again. Take some of the jewelry wire and wrap the wire around the boa. Twist to secure and snip off the excess ends of the wire.
You should do that to each boa. Now that you have your two boas prepped cross them over one another, as shown below.
Use the jewelry wire to pass under the crossed boas and once again twist to secure over the center of the crossed boas and snip the excess wires off. Cross the wire under the boa cross in each direction so that the wires end up crossing themselves as well. I hope that made sense. Basically, secure it in both directions.
Don’t the boas drape nicely now?
Time to attach the “truffula silks” to the trunks of the truffula trees, once again using the wire. Cut a long piece of wire and push it through the pool noodle, as shown below.
Use the long wire to attach it to the truffula tree trunk by placing the boas on top of the noodle and, once again, twisting the wires tightly. Snip the wire ends off.
All done! I think this boy is pleased with his Dr. Suess themed room, don’t you?
To get them to stand up in the corner I stuffed a pillow into a bucket and shoved the pool noodles inside of it.
However, even in the bucket, the pool noodles draped over, so I had to use the Duck Tape to attach them to the wall. I wrapped it around the trunks where there was already tape, but I left excess to stick to the wall, as shown below. I taped a couple of them together as well.
All done! Truffula trees!! Do you love them? I love them, and, most importantly, my son loves them!!
Be sure to check out his full Dr. Seuss room reveal and the full Dr. Seuss room tutorial series for more Dr. Suess themed room ideas.
You might also want to check out these great Dr. Suess printables you could hand in frames on the wall.
If you love Dr. Seuss then you will LOVE this roundup of Dr. Seuss-y ideas!
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Thanks so much for posting this! I’m being the Lorax for Halloween and was struggling to figure out how to make the truffula tree this helps me out SO much, such a creative idea!
Sarah Westover McKenna says
Oh yay!! That’s so fun!
These look so fun! I am sharing this to Pinterest.
I know this post is from 2014 but we had to film a lorax themed video at work and this was sooo helpful! We couldn’t have done it without you, kind artist! Thank you!!!
Sarah Westover McKenna says
Hooray! I’m so glad that it helped!