The Little Red Owl

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I got rid of my faux-Christmas tree last year because I decided I just didn’t like it.

I want a small vintage Christmas tree but they are HARD to come by-when I do see them at antique stores they are never for sale and online they are more than I am willing to spend right now.

Since this year I am also low on space-I needed to get creative. I saw this photo via


So beautiful right?

Well, I got a pallet from work (one perk), brought the pallet home, and got to painting. I did not stain the pallet because I was too lazy-sad but true.

The pallet didn’t look too good.



The pallet was too big and just didn’t pop the way I wanted it too.

I decided to just chop off the extra wood and leave only the “tree” form:


See how the tree is just leaning against the wall? I needed to do something about that…

Husband had the great idea to make a Charlie Brown -like tree stand, like this:


I was SO thankful for Husband, I wouldn’t have thought of this solution and Husband was on it!



So the lights were strung on the back and I used thumbtacks and nails to keep them in place. Then I placed nails carefully and hung my ornaments.

Husband and I had a sad thing happen this year: almost all of our ornaments are ruined. Our old house basement had a leak and leaked on our ornaments and ruined 90%. BOO!

Here is my final tree:




What do you think?



8 thoughts on “My Super-Simple DIY Pallet Christmas Tree

  1. ilesfoley says:

    I really like it a lot. Good job!

    1. Amy says:

      Thank you! Me to :)

  2. pintentionalliving says:

    Very cute! It would look great in my little farmhouse. And I wouldn’t have to worry about the cat climbing inside of it.

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks, I am partial to it :)

  3. Grandma says:

    You and Jake make a pretty good pair. What one doesn’t think of the other one does. Anyway you have duplicated the other tree. Who would ever think of it. I’m so sorry your ornament were ruined, that happened to Julie too.

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks Grandma!

  4. Rachael D says:

    I LOVE IT! So cute!!! Very, very clever you two :)

    1. Amy says:

      Thank you, I LOVE it too :)

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