O’ Christmas Tree 3D Faux Pallet Art

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here at Design Dazzle today! My name is Abbey and my blog is The Cards We Drew. I share fun and unique craft, recipe, and home decor tips on my blog each week! Today I’m here to share a fun and easy Christmas project with you so you have plenty of time to try it out yourself before the holiday!

O' Christmas Tree Foam Faux Pallet Sign from The Cards We Drew Blog

Pallet signs are so in right now, but not everyone is up for cutting wood and the assembly that goes into the actual sign. When I went to the SNAP Conference last year, I found this great product at the FloraCrafts booth that allowed you to use StyroFoam to create your craft and make it LOOK like wood or whatever other medium/hard surface you’d like. And today I’m finally getting around to using it for this project.

Here’s What You Need:

StyroFoam Board

Smooth Finish Foam

Spatula to apply foam

Small Foam cones

Knife or foam cutter to cut the foam cones

Paint in your choice of colors

Paint brush(s)

Sequins for trees


Vinyl/Stenciling for letters

How to:

Start by applying Smooth Finish to your foam board evenly using a spatula. It’s a bit like icing a cake, you can give it as much or as little texture as you prefer. You want to apply it going both directions on the foam so it gets in all the nooks and crannies and fills the foam board in completely. The Smooth Finish is what will transform your foam into your solid finished looking board.

While your foam board is drying, start cutting your small foam cones in half either using a foam cutter (a tool) or a sharp knife (be careful!). Cut each of your cones in half, I used three cones, but you can use more if you prefer.

O' Christmas Tree Pallet Art Steps 1-6After my cones are cut, I also applied Smooth Finish foam to them to get a nice even, textured finish to my soon to be Christmas trees. I let them all dry and then applied paint to the whole board, in Martha Stewart “Champagne” color, and painted my Christmas trees with Martha Stewart’s “Citrine Gold” Metallic Paint. I let the foam board and paint dry overnight.

The next day I used my Silhouette machine to cut out “O’ Christmas Tree” in cursive font. I applied it to my board and gently applied paint to stencil the letters onto the board.

O' Christmas Tree Sign Steps 7-8Once that was done, I applied sequins with glue all over my Christmas trees and then glued the trees onto the board.

A fun activity would be to allow your children to decorate their own foam tree and then apply to your board! You can use a variety of fun craft supplies to decorate with including bells, puff paint, ribbon, twine, pearls, beads, and more! Once you’re done decorating, you can show off your creation!

I like to keep my decor simple, so my trees are simple and classic…

O Christmas Tree Faux Pallet Sign from The Cards We Drew

The best thing is that your board may LOOK like it’s supposed to be heavy, but it’s light as a feather, so it’s safe around small children and you don’t have to worry about hanging up something heavy on your walls.

I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas for Christmas decor, if you don’t like my colors, change them up and decorate the trees and pallet to match your seasonal decor! The possibilities are endless! If you’re looking for more Christmas ideas, here’s some I’ve done that are great Christmas crafts!

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IMG_0260a Abbey is the owner of The Cards We Drew, which was started in 2009 as a personal blog that slowly turned into showcasing room makeovers, birthday parties, and more. Today, The Cards We Drew provides unique craft ideas, recipe creations, and DIY/home décor how to’s to readers weekly. Abbey is a working momma who resides in Ohio with her husband and son and is expecting a baby girl in February 2014!

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Posted on November 7, 2013
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, crafting with kids, crafts, creative ideas, diy projects, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Sharon says:
    November 7, 2013

    Cute idea, Abbey! I love the dimension you added with the Styrofoam cones. Sharing for sure.

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      November 7, 2013

      I love the dimensions added with the Styrofoam too! Such a cute Christmas project!

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