Introduction: Pallet Christmas Trees

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A while back I saw somewhere some Christmas yard decorations that looked like Christmas trees and were made from pallets and I thought that was the coolest thing ever and I love making things from pallets because its recycling something to make something awesome!

Step 1: Finding Pallets

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If you don't have access to getting pallets or don't know any where to get them then you probably have or know of a grocery store near by your house and that is a perfect place because they have thousands but if you can ask first I didn't but it was fine because I just got 2 another good place is a local junk place or trash place.

Step 2: Disassembly and Marking

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I first got some chalk line and marked it and then pry the boards off and be very careful the boards don't split by the nail holes!

Step 3: Cutting

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You can choose to cut it on the pallet but it's hard pry off the back board after cutting so I just pryed them off then cut them on the saw table

Step 4: Nailing

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I like to reuse a lot on the pallet so I straighten the original nails out and use them it also gives it more of a rustic look

Step 5: Sanding

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I just do a quick light sanding job to keep the rustic pallet look

Step 6: Spray Paint

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I just got some green spray paint and put 2 coats on

Step 7: Finishing Touches

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Then just check and make sure it's painted good and put it in the yard

Step 8: I Also Made Some Crosses

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Please vote for me to, thank you all hope you like it

Comments

kingoodie (author)2015-12-20

Brilliant idea - thank you for sharing. Marilyn, Perthshire, Scotland

dcady (author)2015-12-17

That is a terrific idea for recycling pallets - no worry about whether they have been steam-versus-chemical treated, their ability to hold up to the weather, or spending lots of money to decorate your yard for Christmas. One suggestion might be to use some of the leftover scraps and a hole saw to make ornaments that could be painted in multiple colors, and then nailed or screwed on to the trees.

ElizaHo (author)2015-12-15

Great idea! I love the look

unclebuk made it! (author)2015-12-13

I made these trees recently..

tchernokojev made it! (author)2015-12-13

I used Ikea found base bed!

ClenseYourPallet (author)2015-12-11

Nice looking trees

KipA3 (author)2015-12-11

You can try lining or stringing these with christmas lights.

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