NOTE: I initially posted on December 12, 2016 but had to share it again. It’s not too late to make a tree to put your presents under and here is an inexpensive way to have one you can use year after year.
Have you seen how people have used pallets to make decorations like a Christmas tree? Well, I had some scrap wood from another project and decided to try my hand at this. It was super easy to make and gives a little pizzazz to my front porch.
#1 Cut thin wood strips into staggering lengths to make the “Christmas tree” shape. Make sure to cut one little square for the star on to and one long strip to be the trunk of the tree.
#2 Paint the strips. I used two colors of green for the branches, yellow for the star, and brown for the trunk. You could get creative with this and mixed it up to match your decor. I used two colors of green because I had two half empty cans of spray paint and ran out of one in the middle of painting. I also added a clear coat of spray paint to help this stand up to the weather and hopefully last longer.
#3 After all the paint is dry, it is time for assembling the Christmas tree. First make sure you have screws that won’t show through on the other side. Lay the branches and star face down with the trunk lined up on top. Put a screw on the wood like this to make sure it is not too long…
These screws were just barely not too long for the Christmas tree project. Depending on the thickness of the wood will effect which length screws you need.
Now screw each branch to the trunk…
#4 Decorate your tree or leave it just as it is. Here’s a picture before I added the red tulle and little bird I found in my Christmas decor boxed… I liked it but wanted to have it match the Christmas tree on the porch.
This is the little red bird I found on 90% off clearance at the end of the season last year along with all the red decorations on the tree in the picture at the beginning of this post.
I added it by putting a nail at the end of the Christmas tree’s top branch and then fiddling with it until it looked just right. Tah Dah!
Have you made a scrap wood or pallet Christmas tree? Link in the comments below; I’d love to stop by your site and see it! 🙂
For more Christmas fun: How to Make a Gingerbread House & How to Make a Reindeer Chip Clip
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I love your idea of doing such Christmas tree. I cant believe that you have done such an amazing project with the scrap wood you have. I am doing some project of making a Christmas tree out of empty plastic bottles
Cindy Magee says
That’s a cool idea! I never thought about using plastic bottles for a tree. FUN!
Susan King says
First of all Merry Christmas to you. I love your idea of doing such Christmas tree. I cant believe that you have done such an amazing project with the scrap wood you have. I am doing some project of making a Christmas tree out of empty plastic bottles.
Cindy Magee says
What a cool idea! I’ve never thought about using empty plastic bottles. Cool!
You are so simple dear. It is the easy way to create a free Christmas tree with wooden strips I recommend this Christmas tree procedure to my children thank you
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