DIY Shabby Chic Pallet Christmas Tree Decor

walnut hollow rustic trees

I’m a big fan of shabby chic decorating!  I just love combining pastel colors with pretty flowers and other delicate designs.  The rustic pallet trees at Walnut Hollow are the perfect base for creating shabby chic holiday decor this season!  These pretty Christmas trees would look great as wall decor, but you could also easily turn them into stocking hangers or holiday card holders, too.

walnut hollow pallet tree

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WH tree 1

Step one:  Paint the front and sides of the pallet tree green.

wh tree 2Step two:  Paint the base brown.

wh tree 3Step three:  Trim the patterned paper to fit the slats of the tree.  Because this is a rustic piece, the slat sizes vary slightly, so measure each one that you plan to cover.  Leave the paper slightly larger than the slat so you don’t have any wood peeking through.

wh tree 4Step four:  Decoupage the paper onto the desired slats on the tree.  I opted to only cover three slats on each tree and leave the lovely green paint showing on the others.  Seal the top of the paper with decoupage to ensure that it adheres well to the wood.

wh tree 5Step five:  When the paper is dry, gently sand the edges with a sanding tool.

wh tree 6Step six:  Use hot glue to add button “ornaments” to the Christmas tree.  Top it off with old jewelry pieces.

walnut hollow rustic pallet treesI used slightly non-traditional colors with my holiday trees, since that’s the style I’m decorating my home with this Christmas, but you could easily change the colors to match your own decor.  With the fabulous unfinished wood base from Walnut Hollow you could easily make this tree look more traditional, more modern, or more folksy, depending on your style.  Have fun crafting and creating for the holidays!

PS…If you prefer a video tutorial, here’s a quick recap of how I made these pallet Christmas trees:

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morena morena

Italian born and bred, Morena is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than have a manicure. The daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces. She is on several design teams, but the best place to find her is at her blog, Morena’s Corner.

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