I wasn't sure if this would be an epic fail or win. The Christmas tree made from pallets is going viral. I am sure you have seen the post I speak of.
Here is my take on a Christmas Tree pallet.
I started off with a pallet and kinda gauged where I wanted to cut. I knew I wanted some of the nails and or nail holes to be present on my tree. Added rustic look! So I cut and placed the 'branches' in the order I wanted. I used a stake I had laying around, however, I wouldn't use a brand new one again.. It needs to be 'roughed up' to go with the pallets.. Unless you are using a brand new pallet.
I then took some scrapbook paper and mod podged it onto the pallet. I did let this set over night. If I were to do this again, I would for sure make the paper fit the 'branch' .. not just the 12 inches in length the paper is. The morning after, I took my sander and roughed up the scrapbook paper a bit. I didn't want it to be perfect.
For my other branches I took some acrylic paint and just randomly painted with a bunched up paper towel. Again, I wasn't going for a 'perfect' look. I wanted to be a bit messy and primitive if you will. You can make the tree any color you wish.. I'm a purple fan to the extreme, so I did purple.
After I the paint dried, I put a thick layer of mod podge over every part of the tree. The paint dries quick as you only put a thin layer .. Unless you do thick painting.
I added some buttons and a star that I scuffed some paint up. Screwed it all onto my stake and there you have it! I did paint over the stake. As I said earlier, it was too new looking. I'd stain it or just get some wood that looks used next time.
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