A DIY Christmas Tree For Small Areas

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Use old scraps of book and cut squares descending in size. Use a thick piece of wire and stick down into a pot filled with stones or floral sponge. Start placing larger squares at bottom rotating the points of each page – these become your branch tips. Go as high as you want – it does take time Top with a star or ornament of your choosing. You could spray paint this to give a unique look but I like the raw book pages because it is rather rustic.

Pallet Christmas Tree

10862441_391799844318762_6658492397936095669_o10862670_391799880985425_4068491264068981278_o1661414_391799994318747_3885718628011326198_nWhat 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.