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Years ago I made a pallet tree. I posted how to do it on a different website. A few days ago I had a stranger over the internet find my picture and ask me how I did it. I figured if she wanted to know, maybe someone else did too….

Materials I used:

Step one:

I laid the pallet on the ground to have a look at the basic shape.

a wood pallet with a few missing slats laying on a wood deck

Step 2:

Staple the string end in the top center (ish) and bring it to the bottom of one side leaving room for a “trunk” while avoiding the outside support rail.

close up of a string stapled to a wood pallet slat

Step 3:

Repeat on the other side

a wood pallet with a string layout of a simple christmas tree stapled to it.

Step 4:

Use your Job Plus to cut along the string line layout to give you a general simple tree shape.

a lady with red hair using an 18V  ryobi job plus cut off tool to cut a wood pallet along a string line.

Step 5:

Stand it up and see what you think so far.

a simple wood pallet christmas tree missing slats leaned against the siding of a house next to a glass door

Step 6:

Use glue and the brad nailer with the scraps from the outside parts to add fullness. Also glue and brad nail any pieces that don’t seem secure.

a finished version of a wood pallet christmas tree that is full and randomly uneven on the sides leaning against the siding on a house next to a glass sliding door.

Step 7:

Longer parts towards the bottom may need additional support. I used scraps left over from my tree place card project. (glued and nailed)

leftover scrap wood in rectangles and triangular shapes.
the back of the wood pallet christmas tree with triangular shaped wood pieces supporting some of the slats.

Step 8:

Figure out how you want to display it. I added a heavy duty D ring hanger on the back

wood pallet christmas tree leaning against the siding of a house next to a sliding glass door and on a wood deck.

On display

At the time I was selling items at a shop in Leesburg. We put it on display for the Holidays and it sold in a flash!

the wood pallet christmas tree on display in a store with ribbon, frames, wreaths, stockings and other decor arranged on it.

The next year, I made a standing version

a standing wood pallet christmas tree with white shutter background

The standing version didn’t sell (truth be told, I was happy about it) so I put a hanger on the back of it, added cup hooks, lights, ornaments, and hung it in my house.

a decorated wood pallet christmas tree with lights off hung on a wall next to a wood stove and corrugated metal backdrop.
a decorated wood pallet christmas tree with lights on hung on a wall next to a wood stove and corrugated metal backdrop.

Last year we had lots of smaller pallet trees we used for display at The Painted Pig.

several small wood pallet christmas tree in a shop on display with jewelry for sale arranged on them.

I guess I like pallet trees. You don’t have to water them, they can fit anywhere depending on size, and can look as fancy or a rustic as you please. For a fun twist, I might try painting some this year….

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a pinnable image of the wood pallet christmas tree leaning on the siding of a house next to a glass door with wording stating DIY pallet tree

XO!

~Scottie

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