Pallet wood projects are all the rage right now, but sometimes it can be hard to find wood to use and not everyone likes to build stuff. I was so excited to see that you can now buy a pre-made pallet wood Christmas tree. That means you can skip the building part and get right to the decorating! I decided to add lights and bows to my pallet DIY tree and I love how it turned out. It’s going to be such a cute decoration on my front porch this year.
Supplies needed to make your own light up DIY tree:
- Pallet Wood Christmas Tree
- Mini White Lights (50 ct)
- 5/8″ Natural Jute Ribbon
- Chalky Paint in Red, Green and White
- Foam Brush
- Drill with 11/64 Bit
Step 1. Drill 50 holes into the pallet wood tree. Drill a test hole in a scrap of wood to ensure that the light fits in the hole just right. I also drew dots on with a pencil to ensure that I liked the placement before I did any drilling. The cord between light bulbs can only be stretched a certain distance, so keep that in mind with placement.
Step 2. When all of the holes are drilled, paint the wood. I watered my paint down so that I could still see the wood grain through the color, then once the paint was dry, I sanded around the edges of the wood to give the project more of a weathered look.
Love the pallet wood look? Don’t stop here – check out our chippy paint pallet DIY holiday decor project!