I’m already getting excited about Christmas decor and I knew I wanted to make some for our front porch. I also had a friend who could get free pallets of wood for me and with a little creativity, it was pretty easy to decide on a cute DIY Pallet Wood Christmas Tree for my front porch.
How to Make a Pallet Wood Christmas Tree
- 1 pallet
- 1 2×4
- 2 1/2 in nails
- Reciprocating Saw, pry bar, or circular saw (any tool you can use to break apart your pallet without ruining the wood)
- Ruler, Measuring tape, Pencil
- Ryobi j saw
- Spray paint (I used a Rustoleum Heirloom White and Metallic Gold)
- Cutting machine
1. Use your tool to take apart your pallet wood. I had no idea how amazing the reciprocating saw was until I used it for this project. I’m amazed at how easily it cut through nails! I had that pallet taken apart in 10 minutes!
2. I lined up my larger pieces of wood and put my 2×4 down the middle, as shown in the picture.
3. I drilled 2 screws into each piece of pallet wood to keep them secure.
4. Using a ruler, pencil, and measuring tape, I freehanded my tree on the wood but made sure to make sure both sides measured the same.
5. Then I went to work with my Ryobi jigsaw. It’s a really quick process and the little tip for this part is to try and make all of the cuts from the outside of the wood. It will make the process easier and faster.
6. I was left with this pretty creation but I kept thinking it needed something else.
7. I gave the tree a good coat of spray paint in Rustoleum’s Heirloom White. This color will be for the letters.
8. I grabbed my cutting machine, cut letters from vinyl, and stuck them to the wood. I made sure to stick them to the wood, making sure the edges were not raised from the wood.
9. I gave the tree two coats of spray paint and let it dry. However, before it was completely dry, I pulled the vinyl up. It’s always a little easier to remove the vinyl before the paint is dry.
10. This easy DIY pallet wood Christmas tree will look great on my front porch with the rest of my decor when I put it up after Thanksgiving.
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