Looking for a quick and beautiful Christmas craft project? You’ve come to the right place then, we’re sharing a fun Christmas tree string art tutorial today.
This art project can be used for several other crafts and it’s a great way to practice or teach embroidery to kids or beginners. It comes with a free traceable template as well, simply download and print it out.
It would cost less than $2 even if you make a card using the Christmas tree string art. There’ll be plenty of materials left even if you make a couple of string arts.
How to Make an Easy Christmas Tree String Art
Things You’ll Need
- A pair of scissors
- Cardstock paper
- Yarn or embroidery thread
- Craft glue
Free Printable Christmas String Art Templates
Once you have your tools and materials, print out the free printable Christmas string art pattern by clicking the link below. Then move to the instructions and learn how to make a string art Christmas tree using the pattern.
Step 1: Tracing the Pattern
Prepare a piece of cardstock paper for the Christmas tree string art. Use a ruler and pencil to trace the outline of the star and the tree pattern on the prepared paper. Mark the stitching points along the 2 sides of the tree and mark the points of the star pattern as shown on the provided template.
Let’s start with the tree pattern. Prepare a needle with thread, we’re using green embroidery thread.
Step 2: Starting the Embroidery
Tie a knot at the open end of the thread and draw the needle through any one point from the backside of the paper. We’re starting from the bottom.
Step 3: First Stitch
Draw the thread all the way, until it stops at the knot. Select any point along the opposite diagonal side of the tree pattern. Stitch through that point and draw back the needle through a point along the same side to bring it to the front.
Step 4: Continue to Stitch
Continue to stitch through the marked points randomly.
Step 5: Change to a Different Colored Thread
You can follow a geometric or regular pattern if you want. After completing half the points, we changed the embroidery thread to a different shade of green.
Step 6: Continue to Stitch
Adding a different colored embroidery thread would give the tree a vibrant pattern. Continue to stitch until all points are covered.
Step 7: Stitch the Star Pattern
Done stitching the tree pattern? Prepare a needle with a yellow thread for the star pattern. Start from any point from the backside of the paper and of course, tie a knot before starting to stitch.
Step 8: Stitch the Star Pattern
Work through the marked points. First work the horizontal-vertical criss-cross bars.
Step 9: Complete the Star Pattern
Then, work the diagonal criss-cross bars to create an 8-point star pattern. Draw the needle to the backside of the paper when you’re done stitching the tree and the star patterns. Tie 2 tight knots around any adjacent stitch on the backside and cut off extra thread.
Step 10: Prepare the Card
Select a colored cardstock paper for the card. Prepare the card. The card should be big enough to fit the Christmas tree string art piece.
Step 11: Glue the Art to the Card
Now, simply glue the Christmas tree string art to the card to complete the craft.
DIY String Art Christmas Tree: Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips in case you’re having difficulty with string art.
- Use thick paper or cardstock paper. Using lightweight paper would make the stitching difficult.
- Use medium or medium-light thread or floss.
- Use a sharp needle and a big needle.
- Use a ruler to mark the stitching points to make the stitching easier.
Here are some Christmas art and craft tutorials from our blog that you may also like.
- How to Make 3d Paper Christmas Tree
- DIY Felt Christmas Tree
- How to Make Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
- How to Make Crochet Stars
We have shown only one project using the Christmas tree string art but you can use it for anything you want. Frame it and hang it on a wall, or make a gift tag with it. If you’re a beginner at stitching or embroidery, we’re hopeful that this tutorial can help you practice the basics of stitching in no time.
We always love to see you re-creating our projects. If you do craft one or two, please do tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch) and show us how you’re styling with the beaded necklaces.