DIY Pallet Christmas Tree and Presents

This is such a fun and cheap project to make! I was in desperate need of a girls night, so my I locked my kids in the house with my hubby and the girls and I got to work in the garage making our DIY Pallet Christmas Tree and Presents!
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Last month I made this Rustic Pumpkin Stand, and after I realized how easy it is to make things with power tools, I had to show my friends that they could do it too!
Here’s what you’ll need…
Old Pallet boards
Spray Paint
Nail Gun
Sander
Miter Saw
Start by cutting 2 or 3 boards the same size. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are, I did 2 different sized presents.
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Now sand your boards down.
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Once again, this is up to you. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The more rustic the better. Decide what side looks the best, and flip your boards face down on your table. These 3 boards will be your present.
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Now cut 2 boards that are a little smaller than your present. You’re going to use these to nail to the back of the present and secure it. The boards should almost be as long as the present. Nail them in!
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Now you have to decide what color to paint your present. We used spray paint in green, gold, red, and white for ours. Then we added stripes and dots with craft paint once the spray paint was dry.
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I used painters tape to paint candy stripe on my present. Then I painted white over the top.
Then we made bows with ribbon and nailed them into the presents! Some of us used glitter paint on the top of the paint! I loved it! They are super cute!
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Okay, now to the trees. You’ll need a jigsaw for this craft.
Start with one skinny piece of wood. I used a piece of railing from an old deck, cause I’m thrifty like that.
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Nail boards about 1 inch apart on the skinny board. I feel bad because I didn’t get a picture of this, but after you’ve nailed the boards on, use the jig saw to angle cut the boards to look like a tree. We traced the tree shape first then cut away. Now sand your tree down.
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Spray paint it! I used green on the top, and gold on the bottom of my tree. Super easy!
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Add a bow, or a star to the top now!
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This project was almost free for me, because I already had spray paint, wood, and ribbon. I bet you have a lot of these things too! Nothing’s better than a fun, almost free craft!
Jessica

 

 

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32 thoughts on “DIY Pallet Christmas Tree and Presents”

  1. This is the BEST idea! I love all of them…I was just reading today that flat Christmas trees were on trend this holiday season! 🙂 Thanks for linking to Monday Funday~xo

  2. This is fabulous! Love the end result. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Turn It Up Tuesday!! I also host a creative party called The Creative Corner Link Up that goes live every Sunday night at 6pm PST! Hope we can see you there also. xx

  3. Jessica, these are adorable! I love the rustic feel of them. And I am so impressed with your prowess with the power tools! We have all of these, but I've never used them. I don't know why. I used to work in a furniture factory and handled much bigger tools, that was a whole lotta years ago! You've given me the push to want to try! Happy Holidays!

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  5. I agree with the others, these are adorable. Maybe I missed it in the instructions, but how do you stand your tree up? Is the piece of wood that the tree is attached to used as a stake? Or did you build a stand?

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