It’s time to start thinking about our X-mas plans and decorations! Christmas pallet ideas for kids, Christmas lovers, crafters, budgetnistas, and literally everyone is a fun, affordable way to add holiday spirit to a home. But, while I dream of a Merry Christmas as much as the next gal, I like to save my coins too- I’d bet so do you. Why waste money when we don’t have to? Instead, gather the kids and use new or discarded wooden pallets to make dream decor- used pallets will get us the most bang for our buck.
No need to wonder what is your Christmas plan. Here are weeks worth of fun-filled pallet Christmas Ideas to spark a jolly season full of memories the entire family will love.
Perhaps there will be so much fun that we’ll forget to yell at the kids, and they’ll remember to stay on Santa’s nice list.
A mom can dream, can’t she?
Either way, use those pallet scraps and bits to make something beautiful, like these DIY Christmas Pallet Ideas trees below! Turn pallet scrap wood and snowflakes into the magical decor.
So, whether you want to craft your pallet tree with power tools or prefer to make it with just glue and paint, you’ll find what you need in these roundups.
75+ Christmas Pallet Ideas The Kids Will Love
Our ultimate, long list of Christmas pallet ideas will set off your celebrations this 2023.
Here are varieties of advent trees to help get through the countdown to Christmas: a couple of pre-made pallet wood trees to save you time and effort, painted pallets, and lighted trees to display shelves.
There’s something for everyone on this list; you can mix and match any of them. Above all, have fun with your project and create something unique to get into the holiday spirit!
1. Pallet Wood Christmas Tree
Lovely little pallet wood Christmas tree. This tree could be displayed on its own throughout the fall and winter with some scrap pallet board, glue, and patience. Add some small ornaments, and you’ve got yourself a winner!
-P.s- this Pinterest craft makes for a perfect elf-on-the-shelf hiding spot
2. Christmas Tree Photo & Cardholder
This Pine tree photo & cardholder made from repurposed pallet wood is the best solution for showcasing Christmas cards. Inexpensive and cute!
3. Tree-Fitted Pallet Design
This is one of the easiest Tree projects you can do with your kids- no creativity is needed; just get a beautiful pallet and make a tree incision in the middle.
4. Pallet Advent Calendar
It’s a little old-fashioned, but that can be fixed. Jazz it up with color or modern designs, and this Pallet Advent Calendar makes a great addition to your Pallet Christmas Decor!
5. Fake Snowy Pallet
Even if DIY-ing isn’t your thing, you can make this tree a family tradition. With just one pallet, some white paint, and minimal decorations. It’s a snow-covered tree!
Add base color to the pallet, then drape a white tree over it. So simple!
6. Front Porch Pallet
On the tree, write inspirational messages from Christmas songs, such as “May Christmas bring good tidings!.” Finish by placing a twinkling star atop the tree. This small version with a Christmas message could also serve as a festive welcome sign for the porch.
7. Lit Birch Wood Discs
Lit birch wood discs on a pallet make a delightfully spectacular outdoor decoration that combines a cozy rustic look with the modern charm of a different tree. The lights are strategically placed to highlight the shape.
8. Red, White & Green
Pallet Christmas trees in red, white, and green are an affordable way to give each child their own tree! Make it more seasonal by adding snowmen, snowflakes, and stars- even personalize them with their names.
9. Rustic Pallet Wreaths
A few scrap pieces go a long way. Deck the doorway with an inviting wreath and other outdoor decorations.
10. Pallet Santa Tree
These trees, dressed in the likeness of Christmas characters such as the infamous elf and Mr. Claus, are enjoyable seasonal projects for the little ones.
P.S, Don’t forget Saint Nick’s iconic belt buckle with its bright gold square at the center.
11. Pallet Shelve Christmas Tree
Another minimalistic, easy project that anyone can do; A Christmas tree with small shelves for ornaments.
12. Recycled Pallet Wood Star
This recycled pallet wood star is ideal for festive decorations above your fireplace. To make this lovely mantlepiece, use thinner pallet board pieces that can be easily bent as they cross over one another!
13. Christmas Sign Box
Simple and lovely holiday sign made from a wooden pallet! This cheerful little sign would also make an excellent host or hostess gift!
14. Beautiful Advent Tree
Cut the wood to any size you want. Then, sand the wood and apply a matte sealer to it. The great thing about this project is that you can make the tree as straight and clean or as wonky and rough as you want.
15. Rustic Garlands Tree
You’ve got a quick and easy Christmas tree! No real mess or cleanup.
16. Rustic Trees & Mod Podge
Mod Podge and decorative napkins were used to create the weathered-looking patterns on each tier of this tree.
17. Rustic Snowflake
Take on an upcycled pallet that can be mounted or bolstered with this sculptured snowflake.
18. Pallet Wall Decor
In this blogger’s version of the wise men’s journey to the Nativity scene, LED string lights set the mood for the arrival of baby Jesus.
19. Reindeer Games
These simple crafty projects are gold for moms making memories with their kids. They finish the job with a small time commitment and leave lifetime memories.
20. Sleigh Decor
Adding pallet blocks to a classic sled rapidly transforms it into a showcase for a seasonal vignette.
21. DIY Lace-Looking Pallet Tree
Place the lace on your tree, then paint over it. When you remove the fabric, your tree will have a lace pattern.
22. Wooden Branched Christmas Tree
I love this 3D plank design. Stack and paint. That’s it! Here’s the definition of a little goes a long way.
23. Tree Pallet Memory Board
Take a few pallet pieces, angle the ends, drape, and string jingle bells to display Christmas cards on a pallet tree.
24. Pallet Snowflakes
These boarded Snowflakes bring a cozy charm to any room.
Curl up under Christmas blankets and sip on hot chocolate for a perfect evening on a cold day.
25. Mountain Pallet Ornaments!
Plan for Christmas party decorations using mountains? Make these adorable small mountain pallet ornaments!
26. Barnwood Sign with a Deer Silhouette
Slap a reindeer on a board surrounded by pine cones and other trinkets, and just like that, you’ll be ready when Christmas starts.
27. Painted Advent Calendar
Make a pallet Advent calendar to add a personal touch to the traditional Advent calendar. Draw a Christmas tree on the board and decorate it with a paper ornament or a special treat for each day of the month.
28. Advent Calendar Pallet Christmas Tree
Pallet wood, a saw, and nails are all needed for this rustic Advent calendar.
The simple tree shape complements your holiday decor, and the bare wood adds a chic twist to a modern farmhouse.
29. DIY Advent Calendar Pallet Tree
via Tamara’s Joy
This DIY pallet Advent calendar will fill an empty corner in your home.
The key is constructing a sturdy X-shaped stand that can support the tree in a crowded area.
30. DIY Wooden Pallet Christmas Tree Ideas
via Lilies and Life
You’re covered with these adorable wooden Christmas trees.
Simple standing pieces that work on a mantel or as part of a centerpiece can be made with a few basic tools and wood.
31. Light Paneled Wooden Trees
via Frazzled Joy
Finding the right outdoor decorations can be difficult if you live in a wet or snowy climate.
This is where these trees come in — the wood is tough enough to withstand any weather.
32. Marquee Light Paneled Wooden Tree
These trees put a fun twist on classic marquee signs. After you make the tree, simply drill small holes and insert string lights.
33. Pallet Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
If you have a few hours to spare, you can transform a pile of pallet boards into this lovely Advent calendar.
The tree is painted white to create a fresh, magical atmosphere in modern and traditional homes.
34. Christmas Tree Card Holder
via Making It In The Mountains
A pallet-wood tree is a unique solution. Wrap string around the cardholder and attach each card with tiny wooden clothespins.
35. Pallet Christmas Tree Shelf
via Tinsel and Wheat
Make this beautiful Christmas tree shelf with your woodworking tools.
Each tier has a small display area for ornaments, favorite Christmas decorations, or DIY wooden creations.
36. Pallet Christmas Tree Sign
With a handmade tree sign, you can transform your front entry into a welcoming, beautiful space this giving season. The trick to this project is to have each “branch” oriented at a slightly offset angle.
37. Pallet Wood Christmas Tree
The varying wood finishes and plaque sizes give the tree dimension and color; simply add a star to the top for a stunning front porch decoration.
38. Pallet Wood Christmas Tree DIY
via Scavenger Chic
Its beauty lies in its imperfections; each wood piece has a distinct personality.
A coat of weathered paint and a few silver ornaments help to create a wintry atmosphere.
39. Pallets Tree with Lights
via Crafts Unleashed
During the day, the classic Christmas colors of this adorable pallet Christmas tree will delight your neighbors. Turn on the lights after dark for a fun, unexpected glow.
40. Plaid Pallet Christmas Tree
Here, stunning black and red garland stand out against the wood — experiment with triangular or rectangular bunting to change the look.
41. Pom-Pom Pallet Tree
via Country Living
Pom-poms are a classic Christmas decoration.
Drape a pallet tree with strands of these tiny yarn balls, and just like that- memories with the kids and an easy-to-clean mess.
42. Rustic Christmas Tree
via Her Tool Belt
Refresh your high school geometry skills; you’ll need them for this vibrant Christmas tree.
The angles are everything, with each piece of wood oriented to form perfect points.
43. String Light Pallet Christmas Tree
A strand of string lights forms the tree, and a collection of coordinating ornaments adds depth and texture.
44. Traditional Pallet Christmas Tree
These Christmas trees are sweet and simple, with overlapping pieces of wood for branches.
45. Upcycled Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
via Pillar Box Blue
With this easy DIY project, turn an assortment of hardware, buttons, and miscellaneous items into a charming Christmas tree.
46. Wood Pallet Christmas Trees
Grab a pencil and a handsaw — that’s all you need to make this adorable trio of trees.
Cover the shapes with craft paper, fabric, or even stenciled paint patterns after cutting them out. These trees lean against a wall or a window because their bases are wider than their points.
47. DIY HO-HO-HO Christmas Sign
Source: Craft Create Cook
This adorable little sign is ideal for displaying on your Christmas mantle! You can use this to spell out a word or even to count down the days until Christmas!
48. Gorgeous Believe Angel
It’s just plywood that you cover with fabric or scrapbooking paper and then embellishes
49. DIY Custom Screen Print Signs
These wooden signs appear store-bought, but this simple DIY screen printing technique allows you to make them yourself. You make the desired design using stencils.
50. Easy Wooden Noel Porch
If you don’t want to spend money on wooden letters, you could paint them on them and make your wreath out of fresh evergreen, making this a free project.
51. Reclaimed Wood Joy
This DIY plywood sign is fantastic. It is extremely simple to make and can be done with reclaimed wood. Do you happen to have an old pallet lying around? Make this one using that.
52. Crafted Wooden Joy Cutout
This Joy sign is also very festive and simple to make. This one’s Joy is written in cursive and cut out of wood. Simply cover the wood with a festive fabric and frame it.
53. Repurposed Pallet Light Up Christmas Tree
This is perfect for the front porch. When it’s finished, it will light up! It also has that wonderful rustic look that is so popular in Christmas decorations.
54. “Wonderful Time Of The Year” Pallet
Aside from the wood, you’ll only need wood stain, an engraving tool, and a few other crafting supplies. This one would look great above a fireplace or hung on a wall.
55. Cute Candy Cane Lane Wooden
If you don’t want to buy it already done, I’m sure you could make it yourself in about an hour. In any case, it’s an easy way to spruce up the front porch this holiday season.
56. Wooden Pallet Christmas Tree
All you need for this one is some paint, and if you want, you could drill holes and add actual lights to make it glow. This fairly simple project would look great on your porch or hung on the side of your house.
57. Painted Merry & Bright Sign
This hand-painted sign is extremely simple to make and can be customized in any way you want. I like the flowers in the corner, which are fabric flowers.
58. DIY Wooden Reindeer Sign
Simply take an old piece of wood and name all of the reindeer on it. It’s a lovely sign that you could personalize by using different seasonal colors or even turning the lettering into a piece of subway art.
59. Scrap Wood Ornament Signs
These would also make great DIY Christmas gifts, or you could hang them above the mantel or wherever you need some extra holiday decor.
60. Sleigh Bells Ring Sign
You could make this one with a scrap piece of wood, some Dollar Store bells, some festive Christmas ribbon, and some paint.
61. Chalkboard Christmas
chalkboard Christmas sign to attach to a wreath
62. Christmas Wood Stain
Christmas wood stain sign is easy to make.
63. Snow Christmas Blue Stacked Block
Let It Snow Christmas blue stacked block sign.
64. Yarn And Nail Deer
recycled wooden sign with a banner and a yarn and nail deer
65. Calligraphy In a Mint Frame
reclaimed wooden sign with white calligraphy in a mint frame
66. White Calligraphy And Lights
recycled wooden sign with white calligraphy and lights
67. Red Pallet Sign For Outdoors
red pallet sign for outdoors
68. Rustic Wooden Nativity
Rustic wooden nativity sign made with white paint
69. Doubles As a Shelf
A wall tree that doubles as a shelf is a cool idea.
70. Chippy White Boards For a Front Porch
Reclaimed wood Christmas tree and star in chippy white boards for a front porch
71. Handmade Wood Slice Christmas Sign
This DIY wood slice sign is very simple to make, and if you have some wood outside that you can cut into slices, it is very inexpensive. Otherwise, these wood slices are available at most craft and hobby stores.
72. Easy Merry Christmas Sticker Sign
There will be no painting or fussing. You can make one of these in less than an hour, so you have time to make several and hang them around the house!
73. Pallet “Joy” Sign
You can cut out the lettering yourself or buy them pre-cut, and you can even paint them in red, white, and green to give them a candy cane effect.
74. DIY Pallet Shelving Christmas Tree
Consider arranging small gifts, collectibles, and other trinkets on those shelves to create a fantastic scene. Check out this tutorial and use the plans to build your pallet shelving tree.
75. Spiral Pallet Christmas Trees
These spiral pallet Christmas tree ideas are ideal for bringing the holiday spirit into the home without the mess of a real tree. The spiral edges are suitable for flickering tea lights that look like Christmas tree lights.
76. Pallet Wood Clothespin Christmas Tree
With a few wooden clothespins, a bow, and some greenery, you can make a one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration that adds fun and whimsy to its surroundings.
77. Double-Christmas Pallet Ideas Trees
Using two pallet Christmas tree shapes, one shorter attached to the wider, is ideal for creating a layered Christmas tree.