I was sucked into Pinterest the other day. I mean, let’s be honest, who hasn’t been sucked into Pinterest? If you’re a holdout, can you please stand up?
Anyway, there were all these cute Christmas Trees made from Pallets. So I thought, “Heck. I can do that!”
And I figured while I was gonna do it, I just as well share the “HOW” so you could make your own if you have access to pallets. If not, I’m gonna take mine to the craft fair in town this coming Sunday. I don’t know if anyone will actually buy them, but I figure it’s worth a try!
Here’s where to start and what you’ll need:
A pallet or pallets
A circular saw or sawzall
A speed square
A sharpie or pencil
A box cutter or razor blade or xacto knife
1. A pallet and Craft Paper.
2. You’ll want to cut your craft paper to the size of your pallet.
I used a speed square to get the start of a straight line.
3. I then used a straight edge to draw my line, an xacto knife to cut the line and laid it over the pallet.
4. Once your craft paper is cut to the size you desire, I taped it to the floor (this was the first project I got to do in my new, unfinished studio!), and took another straight edge and cut a triangle in the paper. The tape was to hold it flush and keep it from moving around so that it would perfectly symmetrical.
5. I laid my paper tree over my pallet, and drew lines (with a pencil) where I’d need to cut with the circular saw.
You’ll have to cut a few of the pieces of pallet from the back, but that’s pretty easy to see what needs to be cut.
I made three of these. Once they were all cut, I took them to my house and used my kitchen floor to paint them.
I don’t have a beautiful house or yard to put them in front of, so you’ll have to see them like this. I did string lights on them too, and maybe eventually I’ll get a photo of them lit up. Embrace the imperfections of the cuts.
Happy Trails! Let me know if you attempt this little project for yourself!
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