Christmas Tree Holiday Pallet Decoration

Under 2 hours

Want a quick and easy DIY decoration to welcome in the holiday season? Build a pallet and decorate it with Christmas ornaments. Hang this pallet on the front entrance to your home, on your front porch, or even above the mantle.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

TOOLS

MATERIALS

1
measure and mark
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Measure and mark out the lumber as follows:

• Three 48-inch sections from the 1 x 8-inch x 12-foot common board 
• Two 48-inch sections from the 1 x 6-inch x 8-foot common board 
• Two 30-inch sections from the 1 x 4-inch x 6-foot common board

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2
CUT
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Using a circular saw, cut along all the marks you just made. 

Tip: Smooth rough edging with a sanding sponge.    

3
Assemble the boards
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• Lay all five of the 48-inch boards flat on a table, alternating between the 8-inch and 6-inch wide boards. 
• Leave a ¼-inch gap between all of the boards. 

Tip: To help keep spacing even between the five boards, use two paint sticks side by side between each board to give a uniform gap. (2 paint sticks = ¼ inches)

4
attach bracing
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• Center one 30-inch board horizontally across the five 48-inch boards about 3 ½ inches down from the top, and secure using two wood screws in each board. 
• Repeat on the bottom with the remaining 30-inch board.

5
paint or stain
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Paint or stain the board as desired. Go with a modern look, like we did in these pictures, or personalize your project with a pattern or image special to your family.

6
attach ornaments
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Use a glue gun to glue your ornaments in a fun holiday shape. Try a Christmas tree shape over a solid colored background, a holiday word, or just a random pattern. 

Safety: When working with a glue gun, take care not to get your fingers anywhere near the glue gun tip or the hot glue.