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String Christmas Tree

How to Make a Budget-Friendly String Christmas Tree

Complete your Christmas Decor with these mini string Christmas Trees. It’s inexpensive and easy to make.

You probably have seen some DIY we made for our Christmas decor using strings if you have followed us. If not, check the string Christmas balls and string star ornaments that we made. They are a big hit.ย 

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We adore both the ornaments because they are minimalist and rustic, which perfectly complimented the green Christmas tree. They are super easy to make, and we consider it timeless decor.ย 

So what else can you make using a string?

In this post, we’ll show you how to make a string Christmas tree. A straightforward and budget-friendly DIY that you can put as a centrepiece on your table. 

How to make a String Christmas Tree

Watch the video tutorial or read the written tutorial below.

You’ll need:

Strings (Yarn, jute twine)
Craft Glue (Elmer’s Glue)
Saran Wrap or cling wrap

1. Make a cone out of cardstock, or you can purchase a cone from your local craft store. The cone will serve as the mould.

2. Wrap it with saran wrap to prevent the string from sticking on the cone

String Christmas Tree

3. Mix 4 parts of glue and 1 part of water. 

4. Soak the string. Start with at least 2 meters of string. Then squeeze out the excess glue and water mixture.

5. Secure first the end of the string as shown in the photo. Then wrap the string on the cone mould starting on the top. Add more string if you like thicker and firmer string cones.

6. Let it dry completely. Drying time will depend on how thick your string is and the environment. It took us 30 seconds to 1 hour to dry the string cone because we let it sit on top of the heater vent.

7. Then slowly remove it from the mould.

String Christmas Tree
String Christmas Tree

And there you have it, easy peasy budget-friendly mini Christmas tree.


20 thoughts on “How to Make a Budget-Friendly String Christmas Tree”

  1. Your little houses for an advent calendar drew me in from your post on Pinterest about how to plan for Christmas. I love the string Christmas trees. I would like large ones and thought a piece of poster board would work for those. Thank you for your inspiration!!

  2. Was looking for a craft gifts for Christmas. The string trees are perfect.Special friends get one of their favorite color thank you

        1. I used Mod Podge last Christmas, but I wasn’t impressed with the way my trees came out. I’m excited to try again with glue and water.

  3. Did I miss a comments about the colored string? Can you purchase the blue string or spray paint the tree after itโ€™s finished?
    Thank you. I want shades of blue trees.

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