What a great way to upcycle a wooden pallet and have a great decoration for outside. The design is meant to be a bit rustic so this project is mistake friendly. After cutting the tree you will need three 2 x 4’s that are three feet in length and one that is three feet and four inches. Cut one of these in half. The 2 x 4 that has the end pointing to you in the last photo is where we will start and this is the longest board cut. Attach two smallest pieces to each side as shown. You then need to attach the two 2 x 4’s that are three feet in length going up. Then attack to the pallet. Have fun with the paint job – the options are limitless. Here we attached white lights with green cord across but you don’t have to have lights at all. The trunk could be painted brown if you like. Pretty durable and depending on the paining you do the design could fit into anyone’s home design.
Never thought about using a pallet for decorations! You are outside the lines for me on this one Jeffrey! http://www.segmation.com/blog
It is a really nice design isn’t it? Pallets seem to give limitless ideas – and now adding to the holiday decorations seems a perfect next step!
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I love this idea!! I’m thinking of trying to make this for a Christmas gift this year. Just wondering about how many lights were needed to make your tree so beautiful? Did you have to prep the wood at all?
Leave it raw from the cutting to give a rustic look or go over it with a palm sander for a quick cleanup. This was done with a 100 light string – but if you wanted it brighter you could go higher. Hope this helps!