DIY Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments are a fun handmade holiday craft. Follow this simple tutorial to make your own rustic wood slice ornament!

Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

DIY Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments are a fun handmade holiday craft. Follow this simple tutorial to make your own rustic wood slice ornament!

Love this craft idea! They're perfect for gifting! / Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

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:

Materials Needed:


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.

2.) Center the tree shape on a basswood coaster and secure at the top and bottom corners with linoleum trim nails.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Rustic Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

I need to make some of these for the holidays! / Rustic String Art Ornaments

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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DIY Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments are a fun handmade holiday craft. Follow this simple tutorial to make your own rustic wood slice ornament!


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!

2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

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.

33 thoughts on “Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

  1. Hil

    That would look amazing on my holiday tree! Bringing the rustic back, beautiful.

    I also participated in the #2017ornamentexchange, what beautiful ornaments everyone has made!

  2. Debrashoppeno5

    I always love seeing your Christmas ornaments because I am a traditional girl at heart. I love the one from last year but I do believe you outdid yourself for this year’s ornament. It is so lovely.

  3. Pamela

    So cute! My daughter loves to do string art, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing your idea. I participate in the exchange too, and I love seeing what everyone else makes!

  4. Dione

    I have a soft spot for string art, as I remember my mother making it when I was small. I really like your ornament, and I’m not surprised you are back for a third go at the swap. It is just amazing!

  5. Erlene

    I’ve always wanted to a string art project and just haven’t gotten around to it. I’m going to have to push this up on my project list and make one of these cute ornaments. Thanks for joining the #2017OrnamentExchange!

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