String Art Christmas Ornaments

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I seen these blocks of wood at Michaels, and loved how versatile they were. I originally bought them thinking they didn’t have to be used for a Christmas project (even though they were considered a Christmas product.) But as soon as I got them home I thought they would be perfect for string art and had to make them right away! Plus they were only $2.99 CAD and 50% off! My Michaels only had two left if not I would have definitely picked up more for projects throughout the year!

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I gathered my supplies, most of which I already had lying around the craft room! All you need is a wooden surface, embroidery floss, a design, a hammer and some nails! For my design I went on Cricut’s Design Space and picked an ornament and cut the silhouette of it in a size perfect for my wooden surface!

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I then placed it where I wanted it and hammered the nails around the perimeter. The top was a little tricky because it was so small. I used my Cricut tweezers and pulled the paper out. It’s okay if it rips. You wont be needing the stencil anymore.

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Next was the fun part! You simply take your embroidery floss and wrap it around the nails in a completely random pattern! Again the top was tricky because it was so small and didn’t come out how I wanted it too but sometimes that happens with crafts! This craft is super easy and you can make any design you want! I also choose to do a tree following the same steps as the ornament. If you want, you can paint your surface first but for this particular project I liked the rustic looks of the wood!

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