Ok so remember how I said I was going to share another DIY Christmas tree last year & then never did? Well the funny thing is that I actually made it & then never got around to sharing it – I even wrote the post & everything!
I felt so bad! But then I figured you really wouldn’t want this tutorial in January so I decided to just hold off until the next holiday season – this Christmas season – to share this Green String Christmas Tree tutorial.
So now that it is that wonderful time of year again I figured it is time to share this fun little DIY tree.
So here is what I wrote last year, but never shared – I even forgot that I had written it!
It’s finally done! I have made all three Christmas trees for the season! If you have been waiting for this last Christmas tree I am so sorry it took so long! Who knew moving took so much work, then there was thanksgiving, & then I got sick!
I first saw this Green String Christmas Tree floating around the internet & thought it looked super cute simple enough to make myself. However, I decided to track it down before starting. I saw how NZGirl made hers & I was sad to see that the pictures had become all blurry – I don’t think that’s how they were originally posted – & even after reading & rereading the instructions I wasn’t exactly sure how to glue the thing together.
So with her instructions in mind I plunged ahead, feeling despaired the whole time, I was sure I was doing it wrong & that it would just fall apart in the morning. But guess what it didn’t! This Green String Christmas Tree has stayed together for days & even has held it’s little snowflakes in place!
I remember my husband looking at me last year & thinking that I was crazy with my strange assortment of crafting supplies, but once I was finished he actually complimented me & said he liked the tree! I must admit, I too thought it turned out better than I planned. I remember worrying that it was going to fall apart or that the plastic wrap was going to stick to it, but it turned out beautifully.
What you’ll need:
Elmer’s Clear Glue
Hot Glue Gun with Glue
Small Snow Flakes – or other small decorations – I think I bought mine from the Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby
First, create a cone out of paper & tape it together. Then wrap the cling wrap completely around it.
Next, spread elmer’s glue all over the cling wrap.
Start wrapping the green string around the cone – I started at the bottom, went up, then down, then up, then down, & so on & so forth until it looked the way I wanted it to.
Once you have completely wrapped the string around the cone cut the end of the string & attach it to the cone.
Then squirt more elmer’s glue all over the cone & spread it around with your fingers so that it is nicely coated.
Let it dry over night to make sure that it is completely dry before you take it apart.
Once it is dry, pull the cone out, & then carefully peel away the cling wrap.
Apply the small snow flakes with your hot glue gun & let dry.
That’s it! This DIY Green String Christmas Tree is so simple, inexpensive, & fun to create it would make a perfect little craft for kids*!
*Just be careful with the hot glue gun part or switch to Elmer’s Glue.
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