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Are you still trimming up? We finished yesterday – the final touched a upcycled pallet christmas tree for the front porch. Our porch is often neglected, and not very welcoming. I was determined to give it a little personality for the Christmas season. We had an old pallet waiting to be transformed, so this was the ideal opportunity.
I started by sanding then painting it white with Rustoleum chalk paint. I then sanded to bring back some of the wood.
Next was a consultation period re the tree being white or green, the concensus to go for a white tree. I created a newspaper tree to act as a mask.
Using temporary craft spray glue I placed the paper tree onto the pallet. Next I spray painted the surround with green paint (left over from the round cake tins I created earlier in the year), and once dry carefully removed the paper mask.
The green paint has a gloss finish which contrasts with the chalk paint, to remove some of the sheen I did a further quick sand.
The project was super quick and easy to do, all that is required is some decorations.
I made some rustic fabric decorations to compliment the wood and hung on nails.
Thank you all so much for supporting this blog. I have a treat of a giveaway as a thank you for all your support – thanks to Rustoleum for a fabulous supply of metallic paints.
Start your New year with some sparkle:) The giveaway ends on the 3oth December and is open to UK residents.