How to Make Easy Christmas Tree String Art (+ Free Template)

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. 

How to Make Easy Christmas Tree String Art (+ Free Template)

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.

christmas tree string art

How to Make an Easy Christmas Tree String Art

 Things You’ll Need

 Tools

  • A pair of scissors
  • Needle
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Materials

  • 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.

Download the free Christmas tree string art template

Step-by-Step Instructions

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 1: Tracing the Pattern

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 2: Starting the Embroidery

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 3: First Stitch

Step 4: Continue to Stitch

Continue to stitch through the marked points randomly.

Step 4: Continue to Stitch

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 5: Change to a Different Colored Thread

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 6: Continue to Stitch

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 7: Stitch the Star Pattern

Step 8: Stitch the Star Pattern

Work through the marked points. First work the horizontal-vertical criss-cross bars.

Step 8: Stitch the Star Pattern

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 9: Complete the Star Pattern

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 10: Prepare the Card

Step 11: Glue the Art to the Card

Now, simply glue the Christmas tree string art to the card to complete the craft.

String art Christmas tree

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.

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.

Happy Crafting!

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