8 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas with Pallets

Festivity is always better when it’s frugal, don’t you think? We’re all about repurposing materials for decorative uses the rest of the year, so of course when it came time to look for some new Christmastime décor ideas, we turned to one of our favorite things to transform: simple wooden pallets. The number of things you can turn these versatile building blocks into is only limited by your imagination! Good Housekeeping put together a list of their favorite ideas, and it inspired us to do the same. Check out all the ways you give your home a rustic holiday feel, all with these perfect pallet projects.

  1. Seasonal Sign
    PalletChristmasSignCollageOne Project Closer

    The simplest way to transform a wooden pallet? Paint it with your most heartfelt season’s greetings! One Project Closer offers this design, but you can find tons of other ideas around the web or freehand your own!
  2. Snowman Family
    PalletSnowFamilySuccessful Homemakers

    Do you live somewhere where you’re more likely to have a green Christmas than a white? You can still have a whole family of snowpeople with this idea from Successful Homemakers.
  3. Painted Nativity
    PalletNativityCreate Craft Love

    Keep the reason for the season front and center with this art idea from Create Craft Love. You can also transform individual planks into the Holy Family, shepherds and wise men for an outdoor version!
  4. Christmas Card Display
    PalletChristmasCardDisplayMaking It In the Mountains

    Rather than pile all of those Christmas cards on your counter or coffee table, make them part of the décor! This display from Making It In the Mountains is the perfect way to keep them organized and eye-catching.
  5. Centerpiece Box
    PalletCenterpieceBoxA Night Owl

    If you’re feeling really adventurous and crafty, try your hand at making this centerpiece box from A Night Owl. Once you’re finished fashioning it into a box and filling it with candles and greenery, nobody will ever guess it was once just a simple pallet.
  6. Chevron Ornament Tree
    ChevronChristmasOrnamentTreeMommy Is Coocoo

    The older we get, the more ornaments we acquire, and they don’t always fit on our tree. Rather than relegating some of the more basic baubles to storage, repurpose them along with your pallet and create this one-of-a-kind, conversation-starting showpiece from Mommy Is Coocoo!
  7. Snow Sleigh Shelf
    PalletSleighShelfCollageFunky Junk Interiors

    All those extra tchotchkes and trinkets need somewhere to go, so why not make the display itself part of the décor? Whether you fill it with toiletries or toys, this Sleigh Shelf from Funky Junk Interiors will fit in all season long.
  8. Rustic Trees
    RusticPaletTreesWildflowers & Pistols

    It’s just not Christmas without a tree, and we for one can never have too many. If you agree and love the rustic look, then you’re going to adore this idea from Wildflowers and Pistols. By applying seasonal napkins to the wood, you’ll get your very own downhome country Christmas feel.

Feeling inspired? Then be sure to check out Good Housekeeping’s list for even more pallet-perfect ideas. Personally, I’m getting started on that sleigh shelf! Which one of these will you try this season?