DIY Pallet Christmas Tree + Tutorial

It’s Thursday and the weekend is just around the corner!  I said I was going to show you some pictures of the progress with the laundry room today, but I don’t think I’m ready to show it.  I am actually embarassed with how it looks right now!  I am currently putting up faux wood planks and have the washer and dyer pulled out.  The room looks like a mess!

I have so many projects that need to be finished but have not had the time to finish them.  I have been working on some Christmas decor since Christmas is just around the corner.  I would like to get a few things done so I can display them before the season is actually over with.  I had a few extra pallet boards lying around so I decided to start with a couple of trees.  I haven’t decided if I’m going to put them on the front porch or in the house.


If you would like to build one yourself, here are the supplies you will need:

Pallet boards

Nail Gun

Kreg Jig (optional)


The first thing you need to do is cut the pallet boards.  Here are the cuts you will need for the tree:   19.5”,17″, 14.5″, 12″, 9.5″,7″, and 4.5″.  If you want a smaller or larger tree, adjust your cuts accordingly.


You will need a board to attach your other boards to.  I wanted a “trunk” on mine so I cut mine about 36″ long.


After you cut your boards, paint them whatever color you would like.  I went with the standard red and green.  I also sanded and glazed mine for a more rustic look.  When everything is dry, attach the smaller boards to your “trunk” board.  Space them out however you would like.  Then, lay the trunk board on top.  You will want to drill from the back so you don’t see the screws from the front.  After you have laid your boards out, pre drill your holes to attach the boards.  Screw the boards in place.  I put two screws in each board.


I have seen some trees propped up against something but was determined to have a stand for mine.  If you want a stand, you will need a 10″ board and two 3.5″ boards.  Take your short pieces and use the Kreg Jig to make some pocket holes.  This will help add some stability to your tree.  After the holes have been drilled, attach the short pieces to each side of your 10″ board.  This will be the bottom of your stand.


Attach the stand to the tree using brad nails with the nail gun.  Attach it from the bottom.  I did try to pre drill and screw first, but the board just wasn’t wide enough for this.  I did add a star at the top using glue to attach it.  You can buy these at Hobby Lobby for about a $1.

Now you have a pallet Christmas tree!  I only used one pallet to make two trees.


I think next time I will do a silver and blue tree.  Maybe use some glitter also.

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31 thoughts on “DIY Pallet Christmas Tree + Tutorial

  1. Love these pallet Christmas trees! I wonder what they would look like with white lights strung around them? I’m definitely making this a project for me and my husband to try. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I had to tell you that I saw this on Sunday, and showed it to my husband. We had 2 wood pallets in the yard. On Monday he took them apart and made me 2 of these. I LOVE them! Everyone who has seen them loves them, too. Thanks SO MUCH for your inspiration!! :-)

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