Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Did I call John a scrooge yesterday?  Did I, even for one second grumble about his unwillingness to help?
Did I actually post THIS ?

How horrible of me - especially since he cut all of these for me!

Suzan says - Oh Thanks so much John - you're the best!
Suzan says - Now I can put on some Christmas music - and we can paint them together
John says - Don't push it Suzan........................
Suzan says - ok - I won't  - 

I quickly painted them with Annie Sloan Pure white - sloppily
Used my stencils and sharpie to write out the words - tossed some spare berry garlands around it and
Voila - I have my pallet Christmas Tree

I know they're spaced out too far apart and a little crooked - but I'm a novice at this - next years will be much better!  Who am I kidding - it's driving me nuts - but..........................
I have enough to make 2 more like this one - and John's gone to pick up 2 more pallets from Home Depot because I need to make 6 more in total ( gifts )
There were some smaller pieces left over - so I made a mini one for the kitchen - I'm leaving this one raw wood because I think it goes best with all the exposed brick in there and this one I absolutely love

isn't it the cutest little thing?
you think I'm on top of my game because I have all kinds of time to work on these projects, right?
Well just to let you know how out of my league I am here in blogland - I'm not finished shopping - I haven't wrapped a single gift - I haven't baked a thing - the tree is bare - ( smallest tree I think I've ever had but it still needs to be decorated )

but I've got my little pallet trees.......................
and the house is decorated  and I still have 6 days if you count today and Christmas eve - and that's enough time, right?
RIGHT?  especially if I don't sleep, than it's like 12 days really - almost 2 weeks - plenty of time -
piece of cake

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  1. I think I will use your time clock for the days leading up to Christmas. :) Love your wood trees and your green tree is such a pretty shape. I know it will be beautiful when decorated. Your dialogs cracked me are so funny. :) Have a wonderful wonderful Christmas...xoxo

    1. Thanks Lynn - you have a wonderful Christmas too!
      Think mine will be a little zombie like lol

  2. You have enough time. I can't wait to make one of those trees. How did you get them to stand up?

  3. Hey, I think my school believes we are back in Minnesota or Wisconsin-wherever Laura Ingalls went to school. I'm sure they went to school clear up to Christmas Eve. That means that there is nothing ready here either!! But I have done a little shopping-I HATE SHOPPING. Cute pallets-and yours are done, right?!! You are ahead of me! Merry Christmas.♥♫

  4. All that angst for nuttin' over the pallet tree - you had to know that John would not escape. The large one is fine the way it is, but the little one is adorable. Unfortunately, my family celebrates on Christmas Eve. By midnight Monday, it will all be over here. I better get back to cleaning and baking and decorating! Good luck with that math of yours.

  5. lovely pallet trees. I love the "rawness" of the small one. So cute. hope your time multiplies for you

  6. I am a little further ahead than you but not much. I posted today how I got that panicked feeling over how much is left to do in such little time. And we are leaving on a trip the day after Christmas. You will get it done and what you don't no one will even the pallet trees, great job.

  7. HAHAHA~ I'll have you know I wrapped just about every flipping present today. BUT I still have one important gift to make..and at least I figured out what I was making tonight. I will show it on blogland after is so cute I could just wet my pants....well, maybe I did a little bit cuz I got so excited when I thought of it...and don't be sending me private emails trying to figure out what it is- cuz mums the word here.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your little trees. They are darling. That kitchen one is too cute for words- xo Diana

  8. Love these! They look great and I'm sure you'll be able to finish in time! Good luck!

  9. R I G H T !
    Love your Joy to the World tree, so lovely!

  10. Replies
    1. thanks Deanne - too many more to make - in an official state of Panic now lol

  11. Your pallet trees are lovely! The snowflake as a star is a wonderful touch!

  12. Heck with it girl, the tree is so cute I'd just leave it undecorated. The pallet trees are wonderful. I think the rustic one is my fav. Love, love your exposed brick! John is a good guy to have around! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  13. I got all my shopping, including groceries, done in one day. It took eight hours but I'm desperate to catch up on Christmas stuff that needs to be done!

  14. How are you doing?
    Love the pallet trees.

  15. Oh so adorable!! I'm your newest GFC follower. I would love for you to share this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    Happy Holidays!

  16. This turned out so pretty Suzan. I love pallet trees!!!

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you'll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. We also give away free ad space every week! Happy Friday!

    1. thanks so much Jocie - I'll come by this week for sure!

  17. I love your pallet trees. I'll keep those in mind for next Christmas. They turned out great!

  18. LOL Right Suzan...plenty of time.
    Love the trees, so cool. Now, time to put them away! hehe (yeah, evil)
    Debbie :)

  19. I love your pallet trees! They are awesome! I just had to pin them! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I've missed you!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!


  20. I think they turned out great! I have lots of these at my house. Mine are made from fluted trim and pieces of gingerbread from old houses. Its so fun to get creative with these!!

    1. thanks so much Lucy! they really were fun to create


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