After upcycling a couple of timber pallets into vertical planters for a Garden Expo display recently, I thought I'd share the steps to make one + some ways you can use them. I used both sides of each pallet and for this project, they both lent themselves to 6 mini window boxes where I could sit small pot plants but they can just as easily be widened to fit larger rectangular pots in the same space. If you want to follow the steps in my tutorial you can find lots of photos and how to do it at http://themicrogardener.com/diy-pallet-planter/. Like any pallet project, it's important to remember to choose pallets that are not chemically treated - I share tips on this subject at the end of my post on '20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in Your Garden' - https://themicrogardener.com/20-creative-ways-to-upcycle-pallets-in-your-garden/ which also shows you how to dismantle a pallet and lots of other useful tips on working with pallets. The only real cost for this project was the paint and screws as the pallets and palings were free and we had some star pickets in the shed. To buy steel star pickets new they cost around A$15 but last a lifetime. Hooks are optional and you can use whatever suits your taste and budget. I'd love to know if you've made one of these too!
DIY Pallet Planter
- Old pallet
- 3 Timber Palings
- Paint and paint brush
- 2 Star Pickets for support
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published July 11th, 2013 1:36 AM
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Garfie on Mar 16, 2019
I am already constructing these and making a property line fence to keep my dogs in and the neighbors donkeys out. They are pretty and free. I left them unpainted and planted wild flowers in them.