This Christmas is especially hard because we are living in limbo right now. All our decorations a buried deep inside our storage unit and it would be just too time consuming and difficult to reach them. Therefore, it looks like our tiny little apartment won’t be looking too festive this year. We woke up this morning and my husband says “lets go for a drive”. I knew he had something up his sleeve, but I didn’t ask any questions. We didn’t drive very far when he stopped the truck and grabbed a pallet board that was sitting next to a dumpster. We headed back home and he immediately started tearing it apart. It wasn’t long before he shared what he was doing. He was going to make us a Christmas Tree!!! What a SWEET guy I have!!!First things first…make a mess! Here’s the hubs ripping all the boards apart.Next, he pounds out all the nails and figures out how he wants to layout the tree. We choose a thick, thin, thick wood pattern.He then cut out the boards to the width we wanted, starting with a 20″, then 18″, 16″, 14″, 12″, 10″, 8″, 6″ and finally a 4″. We also cut out (2) 8″ boards and (2) 5.5″ boards for the base.
We laid it all out on the floor first to make sure the end result would work.
Dave placed to thin boards out vertically, leaving a 9″ trunk. Later to flip the boards over to the back to screw into place.We moved to the work bench and used a 1.5″ block to separate each plank of wood evenly. The side of each plank I wanted to show was placed face down on the work bench.Measured to make sure it there was an inch indentation on each side as we moved up the line.Then screwed each one into place.Yep…this is the look we were going for!Dave then attached the 8″ base boards to each side.Then came the 5.5″ boards. Yeah!!! It’s built!!! He then handed the torch to me!With some leftover white paint we already had in the garage, a brush and a couple of paper towels, I was ready to do a little white washing.Just dip the end of the brush into the can of paint, dab it on the paper towel and brush away. That’s all there is to it!
While it was drying, we hit the after Thanksgiving sales to see what we could come up with to decorate our little tree.And here it is…All dressed with mini white lights and sparkling pine cones. We used skinny white nails to hang each pine cone so they blend into the background.
It feels more like the Holiday Season already!!! It was a fun project to do together and the weather was so beautiful today. Perfect way to start off our weekend!
Wood Pallet – FREE * Pine Cone Ornaments – K-Mart * Mini White Lights – Target