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Have an old pallet lying around? Try this for the holidays! Check out the video for more how-to's!
Step 1: Trace
First, grab a yard stick and trace out a triangle shape onto the pallet.
Step 2: Cut
Next, cut out the traced shape with a saw.
Step 4: Create base
Next, add a longer piece to the bottom to create a base so the tree can stand.
Step 3: Reinforce
After that, grab 2 pieces of scrap wood and wood screw them into the back to reinforce it.
Step 5: Paint
After that, paint the pallet a color of your choosing or keep it bare.
Step 6: Decorate
Finally, thread your tree with lights and add a bow. You can add ornaments, stars, garland, the possibilities are endless!
This little tree is the perfect addition to brighten up your yard for Christmas!
Don't want to cut the pallet? Try this!
Step 1: Paint
First, paint your pallet. I wanted a weathered look so I did a white wash method-- by not painting the pallet solid.
You can skip this step - but I wanted to be able to see my Christmas tree even when it wasn't lit.
Step 2: Add lights.
Next, attach lights using a staple gun. I started at the top, and went from left-to-right with my pattern, stapling along the way. Being mindful to carefully attach them - by pull away one of the three tiny strands and stapling it so I didn't staple through the wire.
If your strand of lights is super long, you can make fuller zigzags.
Step 3: Add trunk.
Next, I stapled piece of scrap pallet wood to the bottom for the trunk of my tree. *Note: if you're using an industrial stapler for this project, you won't be able to use it for the trunk so just grab a hammer and a few nails to attach it.
Step 4: Decorate
After that, I stapled a big flower to the top -- you can add a star or bow if you want as well. Then, I hung ornaments on the lights!
If you have room inside your home, you can lean it up against your wall over your fireplace, or just lean it outside your house like I did!
I hope this inspires you to rescue an old pallet this holiday season!
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And be sure to check out my original post for the full tutorial!
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