I was lucky enough to have this lantern from one of my Halloween decorations and I just cut out a piece of cardboard, painted it purple, painted the letters, and taped it onto the lantern
The exposure in these pictures is a little off, but I tried to incorporate as much detail from the books as I could. The pots were the kids party favors to take home with them. They got to plant their own "truffula seed" which was just a flower seed. On the back of the pots is the quote from the end of the book and each child got to pick a rock with the word "UNLESS" on put on top of the soil in their pot.
My mini truffula trees were some of my favorites!! To make these cute little guys, all I did was take a wooden shishkabob stick, paint it whit and then draw the crooked lines on with a permanent marker. For the tufts of the trees I took a small Styrofoam ball, a feather ribbon and stick it on with small nails. Don't use glue, it would make the feathers gunky. Stick the ball on the stick and I put tissue paper in some of my pots and stuck the stick in :)
The big truffula tree was something I found on pinterest and it was just way too good to pass up. Same concept as the mini trees, just a much bigger Styrofoam ball and feather boas instead of ribbon. Use nails to put on the feathers again. For the stick I used a bamboo, but you could use any stick you might be able to find in your back yard. I didn't use the traditional colors used in the book for the stick, I just wanted to make it extra colorful and fun! For the base I just bought a cheap flower pot, painted it and filled it with sand and filled the top with plaster of paris to hold the stick in place. I used Easter grass to cover up the top of the pot, but you could use anything, just have fun with it!!
We had so much fun with this and I love being able to share all my ideas with anyone who might love this kind of thing as much as I do!!!