Elaine is an avid crafter who enjoys celebrating holidays with beautiful DIY decorations and gifts.
DIY Fishing Line Christmas Tree
People always look for an alternative Christmas tree or a different way to display their Christmas Village. Why not try something different and create this fishing line tree?
It's so simple and easy to make, and you can even use leftover Christmas tinsel and anything else you want to add to make it unique. They would also make excellent gifts, and you could make the trees for different seasons, such as Easter or Thanksgiving.
Fishing Line Christmas Tree Materials and Instructions
- Monofilament fishing line (12 pounds clear)
- 12" round board
- 3/4"thick 1/2" dowel
- 1" nails with heads
- Cotton batting
- Two strings of 35 lights
- Miniature Christmas decorations
- Center a nail in the bottom of the board. Hammer the dowel softly onto the nail.
- Secure the area around the dowel with hot glue.
- Hammer another nail in the top of the dowel, leaving an inch of room.
- On the base, put nails with big heads about every 1/4".
- Wrap lights around the dowel.
- Wrap the garland around to hide all the wires from the lights on the dowel.
- Hot glue the batting and Christmas decorations to the board.
- Starting at the top of the dowel, take the fishing line and tie a knot around it. Then weave it from the top to the nail on the base all the way around. Make sure to leave the cord sticking out so you can plug it in.
- Pull your fishing line tight but not so tight that it pulls the center dowel to one side.
- After finishing the fishing line, wrap a piece of garland around the top to hide both the dowel and nail. Then wrap garland around the base to cover the other nails.