Rhonda B
Rhonda B
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  • Muscatine, IA

From Pallet to Wall Planters


I had a blank wall that needed something so I turned a small pallet into these wall planters and it was easier than you think!
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Blank ugly wall
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Wall after I hung my planters
Here is what you need:
1. A small pallet
2. A hammer
3. Something to pry out the nails (I reused them)
4. Scrap wood that you have handy
5. A few extra nails or screws
6. Paint
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First, pry out the nails and remove the two middle boards.
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First board removed
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Both middle boards removed
Second, reattach the boards you removed placing them next to the boards that are still in place like this:
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Third, cut the 2x4's right up against the boards you just nailed into place-you will have 6 cuts to remove the excess wood.
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This is what you will end up with:
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Fourth, take scrap wood and attach to the bottom (measure if necessary). I used cedar shakes for this.
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Attaching wood to bottom
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Here they are before I painted them:
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Fifth, paint them. I used Rustoleum 2in1 with primer and painted them 3 times.
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from pallet to wall planters, diy, gardening, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
Here they are all painted:
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Last, but not least, hang and plant them. I lined them landscape fabric to keep the dirt from running out and down my wall.
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All done! The wall looks much better now, doesn't it? This project was easy and cheap! The only cost was for a few nails that I used to attach the bottom and a can of spray paint. To see more visit my blog at:
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  • Terry Lynn
    on Mar 15, 2018

    This is great, I definitely want to try this too. But I have the same question, how do you attach them to the wall?

    Thank you

  • Sheila Basham
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Very nice!! I'm just curious as to how it's going with watering the plants. How does it not run out?

  • Jenny Dewes
    on Mar 23, 2018

    Ceaver idea 😁 I'm definitely going to try making some. How did you attach them to the brick? I have brick also.

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