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Simple String art Christmas Tree

In my house, the most popular crafts are always those that let our kids get a little messy. They’re very hands-on crafters and proud of it! That’s why I’m always trying to come up with things they can make that have a bit of fun mess to them without ruining my house and all their clothes. The holidays are no exception! That’s how we found ourselves making these awesome glue and string art Christmas trees earlier this week. They were so much fun that I decided to outlined how we did it, just in case other people want to give them a try too.

String art christmas tree

Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • White paper
  • Green yarn
  • Textile glue
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • A plastic file sleeve
  • Pearl beads
  • A bowl

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

String art christmas tree materials

Step 2:

Fill your bowl with white textile glue (don’t fill the whole thing; you’ll only need enough for dunking string and you never want to waste good crafting supplies).

String art christmas tree prepare adhesive

String art christmas tree pur in a bowl

Step 3:

Turn your white paper landscape and start curling the bottom left corner inwards towards the middle to create a cone shape. The paper shape will be pointed at the top on the left and have a circular opening at the bottom towards the right. Apply hot glue along the top edge once you’ve got an idea of your shape, then tighten your cone, continuing to curl that edge inward, and stick the outer edge down where it meets the curved paper. Once it’s stuck in place, trim the excess off the bottom so the edge there is smoother, rounded, and more even.

String art christmas tree paper cone

String art christmas tree glue