The hubbs brought a few pallets home from his mom’s house and they’d been sitting out back waiting to be turned into something awesome. I used a ton of the wood for gifts this year. The first project I’ll share is the pallet tree I made as a decoration for our house.
I used a reciprocating saw to remove the flat pieces of wood off of the pallet in between the supports. I didn’t care about the pieces of wood being even because I planned on trimming them further.
I lined up four pieces of wood, and screwed them all together from the back, leaving a portion of the back support uncovered so it would act as the tree trunk.
When all of the horizontal slats were secured, I flipped it over and traced a tree onto the front. To make it perfect, I measured the center point at the top of the tree, then traced straight lines to each corner from the top.
Once the tree was traced on, I used a circular saw to cut along the lines.
The final tree was adorbs, but still missing something.
I thought about staining it, but opted to leave it plain. Instead, I created bunting out of cardstock, twine and gold paint. So stinkin’ cute.
Of all the things I made this holiday season, this is one of two things I kept for us. I just love it. I made it right before Christmas, so it wasn’t displayed for long. When I find a better spot for it next year, I’ll probably add hangers to the back so it can hang on the wall.
All in all, the only took about an hour from start to finish. Super easy project and would make a great gift! Now pin it for next year since I didn’t share until after the holiday. Rookie move, I know.