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String art Christmas tree

Nov 29th, 2011
String art Christmas tree
Photography Chris Warnes
Nov 29th, 2011


  • Plywood
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Spray paint
  • Natural string
  • Cooking twine (for star)
Step 1
Decide what size tree will best fit your space. Get plywood cut to size at a hardware store. Our plywood is 1m x 1.9m.

Step 2 With ruler and pencil, draw lines every 3cm horizontally and vertically to create a grid on the plywood. Mark a dot at every second intersection along bottom line. On the next line up, mark the alternate dots. Continue on all lines.

Step 3 Hammer nails into plywood where you have marked dots, in a Christmas tree shape.

Step 4 Spray-paint board (with nails in) white. Allow to dry.

Step 5 Using natural string, tie a knot around a nail at the top of the tree and work your way around the other nails randomly but methodically. Try not to overlap lines though. Once tree is covered, tie a knot on the last nail.

Step 6 Lean board against a wall and hang ornaments on nails.

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