3 Fantastic Step-By-Step Ideas What To Do With Pallets!

They are everywhere and so versatile - here's 3 ideas on what to do with pallets.

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Step 2: Cut off the excess pallet

Keep the pieces you removed, you'll need them.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 2 Cut off the excess pallet

Step 3: Reinforce the front of the swing

Use the excess wood you just removed.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 3 Reinforce the front of the swing

Step 4: Measure height of the second pallet

Place the second pallet behind the first pallet and mark how high you would like the back of the swing to be.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 4 Measure height of the second pallet

Step 5: Remove the back panels of that pallet

Remove the wood from the back of the second pallet to lighten the weight.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 5 Remove the back panels of that pallet

Step 7: Mark and cut rounded edges

To make the top of the backrest rounded, use the lid of a can to trace a half circle and then cut the top to a rounded shape.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 7 Mark and cut rounded edges

Step 8: Screw pallets together

For additional support, use longer pieces of wood around the entire edge of the first pallet/seat.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 8 Screw pallets together

Step 11: Add chains with bolts and carabiners

Insert eye bolts into the front and back of the seat, and attach chains to them using carabiners.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 11 Add chains with bolts and carabiners

Step 1: Measure fabric to cover back side

Lay the pallet flat with the slats that sit closer together facing up. Measure landscape fabric to cover that side.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 1 Measure fabric to cover back side

Step 2: Cut excess material and staple down

Staple the fabric down to the pallet working your way across each beam.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 2 Cut excess material and staple down

Step 3: Fold excess fabric and staple borders

Wrap the excess fabric around the edge and staple it in place.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 3 Fold excess fabric and staple borders

Step 4: Staple fabric at the ends

Wrap fabric around the openings and staple it. You can leave the top open if you want to plant tall plants.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 4 Staple fabric at the ends

Step 5: Flip pallet and fill with potting mix

Turn your pallet over and fill with a bag of potting mix in between the slats, making sure it is level.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 5 Flip pallet and fill with potting mix

Step 6: Make small ditches and plant flowers

Make little ditches for each plant and set them within the ditch. Scoop dirt in to cover the roots.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 6 Make small ditches and plant flowers

Step 7: Flip pallet vertically and water

Water the plants immediately so as to help pack in the dirt.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets

Step 1: Paint your pallet

You don't necessarily have to do this, but the light color helps to see the tree even when it's not lit.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 1 Paint your pallet

Step 2: Attach Christmas lights with stapler

Carefully pull apart the strands so as not to staple through the wire.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 2 Attach Christmas lights with stapler

Step 3: Staple down in a zig-zag pattern

Be creative with this part - if your strand of lights is long, you can make fuller zigzags.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 3 Staple down in a zig zag pattern

Step 4: Hang ornaments and add "trunk"

Stapled a scrap piece of pallet wood to the bottom for the trunk of the tree.

s 3 fantastic step by step ideas what to do with pallets, Step 4 Hang ornaments and add trunk