Rustic Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree – Day Ten of 12 Posts of Christmas

Day Ten of The 12 Posts of Christmas

I couldn’t possibly have been more honored when the beautiful and talented Erin from DIY Passion invited me to be a part of this super fun Christmas blog hop! We’ve all joined forces to bring y’all 12 fabulous Christmas posts chalk full of holiday inspiration! Even better, each project cost less than $24 to make because who wants to spending all of their hard earned holiday cash on crafting?!
 
12 Posts of Christmas
 


 
For the 10th day of Christmas I’ll be sharing this Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree!
 
Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 
Easy and inexpensive, what more could you ask for?!

I started by putting hubs to work cutting up a pallet for me and turning it into a Christmas tree. Easy-peasy, right?! Ha! I’m thinking one of us found this part easier than the other. All joking aside, it was pretty simple – cutting the boards at 45 degrees on each end, stacking them all to make a tree and then nailing some spare boards into the back to hold it all together. Here’s what we ended up with:

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 
Not too shabby considering I gave him pretty much no guidance aside from “build me a Christmas tree with that old pallet in the garage – PLEASE!”

Now came the hard part (I kid!). I strung some jingle bells onto a string of twine, tying a knot around each one to keep it in place. I was pretty random with the placement, but I think it just adds to the rustic look. Then, I nailed a few random nails near the ends of some of the boards to string my new garland onto.

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 
You could totally leave this as is and park it by your fireplace or in your entryway. BUT, in one of those rare, light-blub-moments, I thought it would give me a perfect way to display the beautiful Christmas cards that have started to roll in!

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 
I may have sneaked (okay, I had to look this one up and apparently “snuck” is not a word – I know, I couldn’t believe it either! So “sneaked” it is! And yes, I’m aware that I just added multiple sentences in brackets, inside of yet another sentence) one of our own in there too! They’re pretty darn cute … can you blame me really?!

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 
I’m SO, SO thrilled with how this came out! I think it looks perfect leaning up alongside our fireplace!

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 
I’m pretty smitten with the rustic look of these hammered finish jingle bells!

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains
 


 
12 Posts of Christmas

Now, as I mentioned earlier, this is only one of 12 fabulous Christmas crafts being shared through the first 12 days of December. Be sure to hop around to see what my talented bloggy friends have been up to too!!!

1st Day

DIY Passion

2nd Day

Little Red Brick House

3rd Day

Fynes Designs

4th Day

My Daily Randomness

5th Day

Houseologie

6th Day

The DIYDiary

7th Day

The Bold Abode

8th Day

Canary Street Crafts

9th Day

Here Nor There

10th Day

Making it in the Mountains

11th Day

Elizabeth Joan Designs

12th Day

Maddex Musings

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Wishing you SUCH a fabulous day!

PS. You can find me sharing here and Savvy Southern Style.

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61 thoughts on “Rustic Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree – Day Ten of 12 Posts of Christmas

  1. This is so adorable. I love your “guidelines” for your husband, haha. Sounds EXACTLY like the guidelines I give to mine. I think what I love so much about this is that you can just put it up against the wall. I love that it can be stored away as well. I’ve always been hesitant about making something that has to be mounted on the wall to display Christmas cards (they’re cute, but not what I really want to do in my own home). I love the idea of setting something like this in a foyer or near a coat wrack – such a cheery thing to see when you first walk in the door!

    1. Thank you SO much Christina! I’m thrilled that you love it! I know just what you mean – I’ve never been able to bring myself to hang something on my wall either! Originally I had made this to sit out on our front porch, but once I added that jingle bell garland, I knew it would make the perfect Christmas card display! Wishing you SUCH a Merry Christmas!

  2. First off, lovely to meet another Christmas card sending gal, and second I love those bells (not to mention your creative card tree)! I’m a huge advocate of sending cards and letters any time of year, but I am always on the look out for new ways to display Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

  3. FABULOUS! This really is so creative and unique too. Thank you for linking up at the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and I featured you on my fb page. Please bring another great creation next week! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  4. I love this! I really like wood projects, but then your addition of the jingle bells and use for Christmas cards made it even better! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Awwww, thanks SO much Mandee! I’m so happy you love it! Isn’t it great when a project just seems to evolve on it’s own into exactly what it was meant to be?!

  5. I love this Rustic Christmas Card Tree! Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party. It is my pick of the week, and will be featured at the next party on 12/29/14. Be sure to stop by Sparkles of Sunshine to check it out. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. This is fabulous! I love it. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party! I hope you stop by on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you. Merry Christmas! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Love it ! Thank you for linking up at Bloggers Brags pinterest party.I have pinned to bloggers brags pinterest board. We would love to see you again tomorrow.

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