With the Christmas season around the corner, it is time to prep DIY decorations, like the pallet wood Christmas tree. If you are into making your decorations for Christmas and New Year, then you need to read the rest of the article. The great thing about making a pallet wood Christmas tree is that it is downright natural. You can even make a few extra ones and give it to both your friends and relatives as well. Just check it out,
Pallet Wood Christmas Tree, Supplies
The first thing that you need to do is to gather together a few supplies. You can then use these supplies to make the wooden pallet trees you need. The good news is that it does not require much more than wood, glue, or essential stain material, and that’s it. Here is a list of some of the supplies that you would need to construct your own Pallet wood Christmas tree.
- Leftover wood
- Wood glue
- Green stain
- Wood stain
- Old pallet and brushes
Cut The Pieces
Once you have the necessary supplies, all that is left is to cut the wood down in the form of pallet pieces. First, you need to work out how many pallet pieces you would like to hang on your tree. Once you have worked out exactly how much you need, you can go ahead and cut it. Just use a millet saw and cut the wood at a ten-degree angle; that’s it. Make sure that you protect both your hands and eyes, as you help cut the wood. Make sure that you cut the bottom pallet at 10 inches and the top piece at 3.5 inches, for the smaller trees.
Pallet Wood Christmas Tree, Stain The Wood
Now, that you have cut your wood in the requisite shape, you can go ahead and stain it. First, stain the cut pieces with green stain. You can then use a wood stain on top of this, which should help the wood to retain the green coloring better. Wait for the stain to dry. Once it is dry, lay out the various pallet pieces so that they line up accordingly. You essentially need it in the shape of a Christmas tree. You can use glue or a nail gun to fix the strips together, once they are laid out. Soon, all that’s required is a little star at the top, and that’s it.
This is more of a decorative touch – you can use some foam in place of actual snow. But to make the tree more realistic, you can use a white-based acrylic paint and paint a few onto the base and the side branches of the pallet tree. It should certainly help it to stand out.
This is how you go about building a pallet wood Christmas tree from scratch. Just remember to clean all those wooden shavings. Here is an additional tip; you can also use scented wood to help develop those pallet trees.