If you’re looking for a fun Christmas craft, this String Art Christmas Tree is a blast! You can easily switch this up with different wood tones, different colored string, make it bigger or smaller, it’s all up to you!
Tis the season to deck the halls with creativity! If you’re looking for a unique and festive way to add a touch of handmade charm to your holiday decor, look no further. In this DIY tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating a whimsical String Art Christmas Tree.
Materials And Tools Used:
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- A wooden board
- String/yarn in various holiday colors
- Template of a Christmas tree (print or draw your own)
- paint pen
Making Your Christmas Tree String Art
Step 1: Prepare the Wood
My brainstorming started when I found this cool piece of wood that had great texture and grain, Depending on the size you want your string art, you can cut the board to fit your needs. I liked the texture of the wood, but if you want your surface smooth, then give it a good sanding before moving on. You could also stain or paint the wood if you want.
Step 2: Create the Tree Outline
I used a Christmas tree coloring page for the Christmas tree design. You can find a lot of options online or you can freehand your Christmas tree design too.
Step 3: Hammer in the Nails
Carefully hammer nails at the ends of the boughs ensuring they’re evenly spaced. These nails will act as anchor points for the string. Be mindful of the spaces between the nails, as they will influence the density of your string design. If you are worried about hammering your fingers, you can hold the nail with a needle-nose pliers.
Then pulled off the paper.
A silver paint pen painted on the tops of every other nailhead added some festive flair to this nail art!
I loved the alternating gold/bronze nail tops with the silver nail tops. They look like Christmas ornaments to me!
Step 4: Stringing the Tree
It took me a few tries to figure out which pattern I wanted to use to “string” the tree.
I decided to go with top to bottom and center and out to each tip… trying to replicate a bough. So I tied a knot on the top nail and then went down to the bottom nail, wrapped the string around that nail, and then went back up to the top. Continue that pattern as you spread out to the rest of the nails.
I found this cool green twine at Dollar Tree last year… score!
And ended up with this cute string art tree… which I’m kind of loving. Creating Christmas string art is so fun and the possibilities are endless. I hope this string-art tutorial helped you out!
Other Christmas Decor Ideas
Now here are some other great Christmas decor ideas to inspire you! I’m joining some great bloggers to inspire you for Christmas.
It’s time to be inspired by these amazing Christmas decorating ideas from fellow bloggers –
Christmas Kitchen Tour from Design Dazzle
String Art Christmas Tree from Domestically Speaking
Christmas Front Porch from Hoosier Homemade
DIY Chalkboard Banner from Marty’s Musings
Easy Farmhouse Christmas Mantel from Sondra Lyn at Home
Elegant Christmas Mantel from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Farmhouse Christmas Decor from Design Dazzle
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