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!
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
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.
Now sand your boards down.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 jigsaw to angle cut the boards to look like a tree. We traced the tree shape first then cut away. Now sand your tree down.
Spray paint it! I used green on the top, and gold on the bottom of my tree. Super easy!
Add a bow, or a star to the top now!
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!