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Fancy Frugal Life: DIY Christmas Whimsical Pallet Tree & Wreath

Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY Christmas Whimsical Pallet Tree & Wreath


Hooray... it's not even Dec 1 and my house is decorated and CLEAN! It's a big deal for me.. Shhh.. no one breathe or dirty a dish!.... It's so great to wake up to those Christmas tree lights and have some morning coffee, isn't it?!
Here are two "whimsical" projects we completed this past weekend that I am super excited about!
I say "we" because my talented husband cut up the last of that pallet wood I had. plus some scraps into a Christmas tree!


First, he made those cuts for me and I spray painted aqua and red colors. After those were dry he used screws to nail the wood pieces all together. I stencils two white love birds and that was it. Bright, simple and cheery....love it!




My wreath took all of 10 minutes!


I bought a wood wreath form from Micheal's which already had holes in it. Then I bought a feather boa for 50% off at Hobby Lobby (with the holiday decor) for $5.00. I just twisted the boa around the entire wreath and tied the two ends. I already had red ornaments and used those traditional wire hangers to hang them on the wreath since it had holes in it. They worked perfect! No glue needed! I finished with a cute "Noel" ornament from Michael's at $1.50. That was the only store I hit up for black Friday! Ha :)





My entry way is so festive now!!



I threw in one of my handmade pedestal frames and sprayed these two deer (from Michael's). They were silver from a few years back.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have started off the holiday season right! There's so much to do, but it's a blast (mostly).... :)
xoxo







Lina
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36 Comments:

At November 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Hi, Stopping by via Tip Me Tuesday, and I LOVE IT ALL! The colors, the simplicity, the birds - love it!

 
At November 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Abbie said...

Wow! Fantastic! I really love the fresh color combos, and that pallet tree is so, so fun! Stopping by from Tip Me Tuesday, and I'm your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by my place for a visit!

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

 
At November 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Abbie said...

P.S. I'm a Goodwill fanatic. I even have a 100% thrifted style blog and get 99.9% of my stuff from GW (as I affectionately call it). www.secondhandorbarebottom.com : )

 
At November 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

I love blue and red together! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

 
At November 29, 2011 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Betsy said...

You're way ahead of me on the decorating. I don't think I'll have time until after my last craft show for the year this coming weekend. Love that pallet tree and the boa wreath. Very clever!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Sara said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

 
At November 29, 2011 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Amy said...

FABulous! I'm loving that pallet tree! Would you consider sharing it here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-3-and-some-fabulous.html

 
At November 29, 2011 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Redo 101 said...

Love the tree from a pallet - please tell me how/where you got a pallet, I need one. Badly. :)

Your wreath is also very pretty and I love the price!

Mary

 
At November 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Kara @ June & Bear said...

Love the pallet tree. Aqua and red is one of my favorite color combos these days. Great job!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Marilyn said...

I LOVE this.. SO creative and beautiful. Festive for the season.. I would LOVE if you could please link and share this awesome feature via my Special Christmas Soiree party please ; )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-favorite-christmas-recipea-special.html TY so much.. Wishing you a great mid-week.. ~M

 
At November 30, 2011 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Happy Clippings said...

I love that your pallet tree and wreath are both Whimsical and beautiful!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Leasa said...

Super cute wreath. I love the pallet tree also. Stopping by from Savvy Southern Styles linky party.

 
At November 30, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

LOVE THE TREE! Really I DO LOVE THE TREE!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 7:11 PM , Blogger ginger @ literally inspired said...

This is so cute! I love the colors of you tree. What a great combo! I would love for you to come link this post up to my party @ http://www.literallyinspired.com

Have a great day!

Ginger

 
At November 30, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fabulous ideas, I'm all in to the boa wreath! Cute idea! And the pallet is wonderfully festive!

Carol

 
At November 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

Lina my friend you are getting a sticker AGAIN! You should have a STICKER BOOK. See you tomorrow during STICKER TIME!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Finding Home said...

I hope you don't mind, but I am sharing this over at my blog today, findinghomeonline.com


Thanks! Laura

 
At December 1, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Sally said...

I absolutely LOVE the wood tree with the birds! It is adorable!! I'm your newest follower from the at the picket fence party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by & maybe follow along too.
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

 
At December 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Angie said...

I love it! ;) wow.. I really love the palette tree!!! I would love to try it out!

Found you on TT&J.. I would love for you to link this up at my new linky party! :) http://www.littleinspiration.com/2011/12/create-and-inspire-linky-party.html

Thanks!
Angie from A Little Inspiration

 
At December 3, 2011 at 5:38 AM , Blogger Shannon at madiganmade said...

I love the colors in your pallet tree! It is so graphic and simple!

 
At December 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

I love the pallet tree!!! Great colors!

 
At December 3, 2011 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

The tree is so cute; I'm in love with it! I also love the frame pedestal. What a cute idea!

 
At December 3, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type said...

Our Christmas train of thought seems to be on the same course. I am also using red, aqua and white this year... I was planning to make a wreath using white feathers tomorrow and I just finished my wood scrap tree the other day and will be blogging it tomorrow. My tree is pretty different from yours... but same idea nonetheless. Clearly you are as brilliantly crafty as me. Great work! Love your whimsical projects!

 
At December 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

I featured your tree and wreath as one of the favorites from Bedazzle Me Monday! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/you-dazzled.html

Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope to see you tomorrow at this week's edition!! :)

 
At December 4, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Love love everything you have done, fun bright colors. Super job! sad I don't see a COM button. winks, jen

 
At December 4, 2011 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Such a fun idea!! I love the colors that you sued too!!

I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

xoxo
Jen

 
At December 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger The British Homemaker said...

just gorgeous!!! :)

 
At December 5, 2011 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Ruth said...

I love them both. Live the colors you chose for the pallet tree and the feather wreath is gorgeous!!! I think I may try to make one!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Ruth

 
At December 5, 2011 at 5:57 PM , Blogger School Street Primitives said...

Great, great, great! Thanks for sharing, you are a talented designer!

 
At December 5, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

I LOVE the Christmas tree!!! It's looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!

 
At December 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger linda said...

Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chic. So cute and I just love that color combination.

 
At December 6, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Love them both!! so cute!
Thanks for sharing at our Special Christmas Soiree!

 
At December 12, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love this sweet tree and especially the colors you used! I featured your tree on this week's Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!
http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/12/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-42.html

 
At December 14, 2011 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Taylor said...

I love this colour scheme and the pallet tree is just adorable!

Taylor
Domestic8d

 
At December 15, 2011 at 6:15 AM , Blogger rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I'm a sucker for anything made with a feather boa.....instant gratification! White feathers + red balls (ha!) = awesomest wreath ever. LOVE.

 
At December 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Marilyn said...

THANKS SO MUCH again for featuring your pallet on A Special Christmas Soiree.. I picked you as one of MY FAV of the series.. I sincerely appreicate you stopping in and linkng.. THANKS SO MUCH.. Wishing you HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAY'S.. Please stop in and have a looksey.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/special-christmas-soireecapturing_18.html

 

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