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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Large Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree


I admit, I'm a self proclaimed pallet addict.  At first my husband thought I was a little crazy with the pallets, but now he's become an enabler and supports my habit.  Hey, it could be worse.

You may remember the small pallet trees I made a few weeks ago for a local craft fair.  They were cute and perfect for indoor decor, but I wanted to create a large tree that I could sit outside our covered mudroom entrance.   After cutting apart a pallet and nailing down a few boards to a piece of scrap wood I was left with a perfectly rustic (and free) pallet tree.

Pallet tree with lights
It only took about 10 minutes to cut all the boards off the pallet and into pieces with 45 degree angles.   The hardest part was figuring out how I wanted to layer the pieces, thank goodness I had a cute assistant to help out.   (He said he was building a snowman incase you couldn't tell, ha)
pallet scraps
Once I was happy with how my tree looked I started nailing it together.  I grabbed a scrap piece of wood to use as the "trunk" of the tree and attached the "branches" using a nail gun. 
building pallet tree

Nailing pallet tree

piecing together pallet tree
 After I had the first layer nailed in place, I nailed down the second layer.
pallet tree
Then I added a strand of white lights and sat it just outside the mudroom door.
pallet tree with lights
The addition of a few berries from a nearby bush finished off the tree and I had the perfect addition to our front porch.
Rustic pallet tree

Rustic pallet tree

rustic pallet tree with lights

26 comments:

  1. Oh Katie! LOVE the two layers!!! And the pretty little lights make it look SO cozy!

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  2. This is so cute Katie!! Can you mail me a couple??? Oh, and check your email :)

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    1. Ha, I might look a little crazy trying to package this one at the post office, LOL! So glad you like them!

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  3. Ok, I definitely liked your trees for the craft fair, but I LOVE this one! Found you on Pin Worthy Wednesday :)

    Rebekah @ Charming Imperfections

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    1. Thank so much for stopping by Rebekah! Glad you like them :)

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  4. cute! You and Amy of Her Tool Belt must have been thinking the same;) http://www.hertoolbelt.com/rustic-christmas-tree/

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    1. Wow, her trees are amazing and what a great tutorial. Thanks for the link!

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  5. Ok. This is awesome. I love pallets but have never actually made anything with them yet. I am inspired.

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    1. Once you start making projects out of pallets, you'll be hooked. I promise!

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. I absolutely love this tree :)

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  7. I LOVE this Katie! Thanks for providing the great tutorial...the berries make it!

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    1. Thanks! The berries were definitely an after thought, but I'm so glad I spotted them on the nearby bush :)

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  8. Katie I LOVE this so much! I don't even know what else to say, I just love it :) Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Bre! I love that I made you speechless, LOL!

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  9. Adorable! I wish I had extra pallets to make this, my front porch is naked and needs a little something! Pinned!

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    1. You can find pallets at a lot of big box stores. Do a drive by and snatch a few up :)

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  10. This is perfect. We recycle pallets for a living, and we definitely have plenty left to do this. Thanks for this idea.

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    1. Your welcome Crystal. By the way, I love that you recycle pallets, how cool.

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  11. This is just brilliant!! Where do you find old pallets at? I have been wanting to try a pallet craft, but have no idea where to go to look for one. The lights on it are perfect!

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    1. My husband gets them from work, but I'm sure you could get them from big box stores. I always see a ton outside our local Walmart and it's SO tempting to snatch some. Home Depot is another place to ask. Good luck!

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  12. This is so cute!

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

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  13. what a great tree!!! what r the sizes you cut your pieces ?
    really cute!

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  14. what a great tree!!! what r the sizes you cut your pieces ?
    really cute!

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