DIY Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree

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Are you still trimming up? We finished yesterday – the final touched an 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 have an old pallet waiting to be transformed, so this is the ideal opportunity.

DIY Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree

Start by sanding then painting it white with Rustoleum chalk paint. Once dry sand to bring back some of the wood.

Sanding pallet

Next have a consultation period as to whether to have the tree white or green, our consensus decided on a white tree. Create a tree shape out of newspaper to act as a mask.

Christmas Tree Paper Mask

Using temporary craft spray glue place the paper tree onto the pallet. 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.

Spray Paint the background

The green paint I used 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.

Rustic Fabric Christmas Decorations

I made some rustic fabric decorations to compliment the wood and hung on nails.

Rustic Christmas Tree deocrations - hearts

Check out this great round up post full of fabulous pallet inspiration from designrulz.

Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree, DIY, Tutorial

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If you would love to see how the decorations are made there is a tutorial here.

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  1. Hildy
    December 23, 2015 / 6:49 am

    I love this tree. It’s great even if it’s not a holiday!

  2. Elizabeth Eales
    December 28, 2015 / 4:45 am

    Lovely idea Hun. I really look the decorations too.

  3. Lynsey Buchanan
    December 29, 2015 / 6:57 am

    We are making lots of aqua beads creations with my daughter aqua bead studio she got for christmas

  4. January 24, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    My Gosh! This is a fantastic idea!
    I love everything about it! Have to share it 🙂

    • Vicky
      January 24, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks so much – always appreciate a share of a blog post:)

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