Grab the kids for some holiday crafting by making these DIY string art ornaments. This Christmas string art tutorial will show you how easy it is to create personalized ornaments for your tree or to give as DIY gifts.
Homemade Christmas ornaments are the best! They add that special unique quality that makes your holiday decor feel personal and special.
And they sell like hotcakes (if you’re into that sort of thing!). FYI, they also make special and touching DIY Christmas gifts.
Well, string art has been hot hot hot this year! We learned the concept by making our DIY String Art Kids Craft Idea and Geometric String Art. Next, it was time to take our string art game up a notch.
So, I thought, why not make some string art ornaments for the Christmas tree? My crew loves string art so I know this will be fun for the entire family.
Make these unique additions for your tree with your kids this holiday season. The Christmas tree version below was actually my son’s idea, so feel free to let their imaginations run wild when you are crafting. You never now what amazing designs you’ll get!
How To Make String Art Ornaments
This project is really simple to make. Get ready to be amazed at what you can accomplish with a few supplies and a little bit of time!
Here’s everything you’ll need to make your own DIY Christmas ornaments! I’ve included some handy links to make finding certain items a little easier and faster.
- Round wood shapes
- Wood glue
- Hole punch sturdy enough to punch wood (or drill with a drill bit)
- Craft paints
- Small nails
- Baker’s twine
- Hot Glue
Christmas String Art Ornaments Instructions
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making your own homemade holiday ornaments. In no time, you’ll thrill as you see them adorn your tree!
Start with your round shapes and either a hole punch or drill. Put a hole in all of your shapes in the same location.
Stack your shapes and attach them with wood glue between each shape. Allow everything to dry as recommended on the bottle.
Note: If you want to, you can paint shapes on the front, back, and sides of your Christmas string art ornaments with your desired color of craft paint. Make sure to let the paint dry before moving on to the next step.
Use a pencil to mark holes where you want your nails to be.
Using a small hammer, add a nail in each penciled-dot location.
Pro Tip: Make sure not to hammer your nails all the way through your stacked shapes!
Take your baker’s twine and knot it off around your first nail. From there, wrap your twine around your nails, creating your own unique design. When you get to the end, end it by making a knot as well.
Be sure to cut off any excess twine.
Cover the exposed edges of your ornament with ribbon, using hot glue to secure it in place.
Finally, tie a piece of ribbon through the hole at the top so you can hang your new Christmas string art ornaments on your Christmas tree!
Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about making DIY Christmas string art ornaments. If you have a question, please check to see if I’ve already answered it below. Don’t see your question? Leave it for me in the comments!
What string do you use for ornaments?
We used baker’s twine because I love the color patterns. Another great option for this project would be to use embroidery floss. You can find it in so many colors that it can add some fun personality to your project!
How can I personalize this string art ornaments project?
Customizing these ornaments is easy! Just use any colors that you like. Also, if you aren’t loving the Christmas tree string art pattern, you can definitely use a different design for this string art ornament project.
Another way to customize this craft is to change the base you use. For example, instead of using colored wood circles, you could use wood slices or wooden rectangles. Although I love the colored background in these DIY ornaments, I’m also a total sucker for wood slice projects, like these Santa Wood Slice Ornaments and these adorable DIY Wood Slice Rudolph Ornaments.
I also think this could be a pretty cute project to make with friends or make a bunch and gift to others.
We made a couple of different versions of this holiday string art craft, but I can envision tons of creative options! What shape would you make your string art ornaments? Will you make Christmas tree string art or choose another design?
Enjoy this fun craft with your kids this holiday season and make an ornament to treasure through the years.
Make it a point to put their name and date on the back of their creations because you’ll want to remember this 10 years from now!
More Holiday Crafting Inspiration
If you love this Christmas string art ornament craft, check out these other fun ideas too!
- Using a drill or a hole punch, poke a hole at the same location all of your shapes.Note: Optional, you can paint the front, back, and sides of your wood with your favorite craft paint. Let the paint dry before moving on to the next step.
- Stack your shapes and attach them with wood glue between each shape. Allow everything to dry fully before moving on.
- Mark dots where you want your nails to be with a pencil.
- Using a small hammer, insert a nail into each pencil dot. Don't poke through the back of your stacked wood pieces!
- Knot off your baker's twine around the first nail. Wrap your twine around the nails, creating your design. When you reach the end, knot off the twine around your last nail and cut off any excess twine.
- Use hot glue to adhere a piece of ribbon over the exposed edges of your ornament.Finally, tie a piece of ribbon through the hole at the top so you can hang your new ornaments on your Christmas tree.