DIY Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments are a fun handmade holiday craft. Follow this simple tutorial to make your own rustic wood slice ornament!
String Art Ornaments lend a wonderful rustic touch to your holiday tree, and they’re easier to make than you may think! Plus, they make wonderful handmade gifts for everyone one your Christmas list. Keep reading for the full tutorial and to see 46 more handmade Christmas ornament ideas!
Today I’m sharing my Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments for our 2017 Ornament Exchange. This is my third year participating in the Exchange, and every year I love it more. Click here to see my 2016 ornament / Click here to see my 2015 ornament. There are so many creative ornament ideas and I love seeing what everyone makes and receives!
Everyone participating in the Ornament Exchange is paired with a blogger with a similar Christmas tree style. This year, I was paired with Tylynn of Bitterroot DIY—we both have traditional, rustic/woodland styles for our Christmas trees. Hop on over to her blog and check out some of her incredible DIY and woodworking projects! I knew I needed to incorporate a wooden element into her ornament!
I’ve done a few string art projects before (one of which can be found in my Home for Fall ebook) and I’ve been wanting to try string art ornaments. After browsing Tylynn’s blog, I knew a rustic string art ornament would suit her style!
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How to make Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments:
- Basswood coaster (similar options here)
- Mine is about 3.5-inches wide; I’d suggest using one of a similar size.
- Green cotton crochet thread
- Linoleum Trim Nails, 5/8″ x 16
- Eye screw
- Twine or thread
1.) Draw or print out the shape you’d like to create. I chose a basic tree/Christmas tree shape for my string art ornaments.
3.) Fill in the rest of the tree outline with trim nails. I spaced mine about a finger/thumb width apart. If they’re too close, it will be harder to work with the string and if they’re too far apart, the thread may become too loose as you work.
Once you’ve outlined the whole shape with nails, rip away the paper template.
4.) Starting at the top or bottom, knot the cotton crochet thread around one nail. Begin looping and criss-crossing the thread around each nail. I like to start by outlining my shape, then filling in the center. You can work in a pattern or randomly, but you’ll need to keep the thread taut throughout this step.
5.) Once your design is filled in how you like it, tie another knot around a nail to secure the thread. Trim away any excess thread.
6.) Add an eye screw to the top of the ornament and thread with twine or a hook to hang your string art ornaments on your Christmas tree!
Isn’t it cute!? You could make a whole forest to keep or gift! Keep scrolling to see more handmade Christmas ornament ideas!
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2017 Ornament Exchange
Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.