Pallets are the sort of thing that you see all the time, but never really give much thought. They’re great if you’re trying to ship something across the country, but they’re not exactly something you want in your home.

Never underestimate the power of a clever upcycling project, though! With a little time and determination, you can create a DIY pallet planter that’s as beautiful as it is useful.

For this project, you’re going to need a drill, four pallet slats measuring 2″ x 4″ x 40″, two pallet slats measuring 2″ x 2″ x 15″, four pallet slats measuring 1″ x 4″ x 36″, one 1″ x 1 1/2″ x 36″ board, and 40″ and 16″ long pallet slats as needed.


For a full diagram on how to construct this project, head here.

Once it comes together, you’re going to be looking at something like this. 


The part that gives it personality, though, is the flowers. To plant them, you’re going to need a lot of soil (use packing peanuts to fill out space if needed,) soil moist to help retain water at the bottom of the planter, and flowers, of course.


This project used wave petunias, which looked droopy at first. Luckily, that was all about to change.


After a month, the flowers looked like this. But if you think that looks good, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


After another month, the flowers were really blooming.


After another few months, this pallet planter had created something gorgeous.


Can you believe all of this was made with some simple pallets?

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