Trees of all shapes and sizes are a classic piece of winter holiday decor.
Because they're so popular, they often end up being expensive, even for small ones.
If you're in need of a cute, decorative tree but don't have a big budget for one, here's another fun DIY Christmas decoration you can make alongside your own DIY wreath — a string art tree that you can quickly make and display for the holidays.
What you'll need:
Heat 1 cup of water on high in a small pot or pan on the stove. Once it comes to a boil, stir in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and let it boil for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and stir periodically until the solution has cooled. As it cools, it will thicken into a starchy paste.
Roll the paper into a cone. This cone will determine the size of your trees, so make it whatever size you want. Once you've achieved your desired size, use tape to hold the paper together.
Trim the excess paper from the bottom of the cone so it can stand freely.
Roll out the saran wrap and cut a piece of it big enough to cover your paper cone.
Cover the cone in saran wrap. Make sure the entire cone is covered so the tree will come off easily once it's dry.
Unravel some of the string and let it sit in the starch solution for a minute or so.
Loosely pinch the string with your fingers and run them along the string to remove the excess solution and carefully wrap the soaked string around the cone.
Repeat for additional trees and let them dry for 24 hours.
Once the trees are dry and feel sturdy, carefully remove the paper cone by pinching it together at the bottom and gently lifting the string tree off.
That's all you need to do! You can display these however you like! For a fun effect, you can put an electric tea light underneath it or even set them on top of a string of Christmas lights.
These string art trees are a great DIY Christmas decoration for the home, or you could easily give them as gifts. Enjoy!