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Handmade Pallet Christmas Trees

Every year these handmade pallet Christmas trees get to come out and say hello!  

I had a pretty unrealistic dream one year that I wanted to fill my garden with lots of them and make some sort of magical wonderland! Storage was a little bit of an issue! So I stopped at three. 

These are super simple to make, probably one of the easiest pallet upcycling projects out there.

pallet christmas trees

You’ll need an old pallet which you can get anywhere FOR FREE. Never pay for a pallet! All my pallet projects have been upcycled for free, either by searching on gumtree/facebook marketplace or seeing them at the side of building sites.

Once you have your pallet check which side is the most attractive, then also decide which way up it’s going to be – again choosing the most attractive bit to keep as the base!

Then draw a triangle on your pallet, making sure the bar that holds each of the planks of wood, is going vertically through the middle.

Then saw either by hand or with a jigsaw all the down the lines, and that’s pretty much it! Say hello to your new pallet Christmas trees!

We dressed ours with solar powered fairy lights so they twinkle in our porch in the evening.

Here’s all three pallets off to help decorate a Christmas themed wedding one year!

Want to see another one of our pallet upcycling projects? Check out this pallet garden I made here!


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Save our planet

OK I’ll admit it, I’m a hoarder, and this must be a genetic thing coz everyone in my family is one too. You just never know when you might need that cute packaging/ quirky looking bottle/ or useful can that coffee came in 🙈

But this fortunate (or unfortunate – depending how you look at it!) trait has meant that most of our decor to hire has been made out of recycled goods.

Left over wood, pipe, card, jars, paint etc, all was kept coz we thought ‘hey that might come in use one day!’ Typical hoarderish symptoms 😬😆

When I get an idea for a new prop for an event, I prowl around the garage to see what we could use, or if I cant find anything I’m a big fan of recycling sites – gumtree.com, freecycle.org or preloved.com

It’s a little way we can help save our beautiful planet too.

This upcycled fire guard I found in the loft and turned it into a perrrty looking sign that we hire out.


Any fellow hoarders out there?! Turned something old into something new?
#reducingwaste