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!
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.