Twinkle Pallet Trees

Pam Johnson from Lake City Community Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho brings us these fun Christmas trees.

Pam was inspired by Reclaimed Christmas Stage. They constructed 7 trees (14′,12′,10′, 8′) out of cedar fencing to look like deconstructed pallets. They had a brace up the back, and sat on triangular bases. They used sandbags as weights on their bases to keep them from falling forward. They melted tiny holes at the top of clear plastic cups and inserted “S” hooks made from 18 guage wire. Pam ordered 144 battery operated tea lights from and placed one in each cup and hung them randomly on each tree. They gave off a sweet, twinkling effect that really mimicked candle light.

The most challenging/time consuming step of this design was turning on 144 tea lights and then turning them all off.

Cost: $300.

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5 responses to Twinkle Pallet Trees

  1. Modern. Simple. Beautiful. Love it!

  2. Those are awesome! What is the length on the bottom wood?

  3. I’m trying to figure out how much fencing to buy. Can you give me more specific dimensions?

  4. This is our first venture into any staging and turned out well. We scaled it down a little bit and used Velcro on the back of the tea candles. Actually deconstructed some pallets (that was fun) and did it for very little cost. So far so good.

    • Hey guys,

      Do you have a picture of the backside of the wooden trees? We would like to use this design for our set up this year. Any more specifics on how you braced the bottom?

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