Turn a Pallet Into a Plant Hanger

7 Materials
4 Hours

5 years ago I got an itch to make a decorative piece for my patio out of a wood pallet. I brought a pallet home from work and started removing some of the slats. OK, has anyone else ever tried to take the slats off of a pallet? HOLY *#@&%! Its really hard! I even had my oldest son come out and help me, I was really struggling! (These things are built to NOT come apart apparently.) After i FINALLY got the slats off of one side, I sanded and stained the whole thing.

Exhausted (and a bit deflated) I realized I really didn’t have a definite PLAN for this piece of pallet art. So it has been hanging on my patio looking like this for a LONG time...

5 years later…

I don’t know what happens sometimes. This was not on my radar at all for a dreary Wednesday afternoon…but the vision came from out of the blue. I’m tired of looking at this unfinished project and I'm going to turn it into a hanging succulent garden. You will find the link for the full post below. But the pics tell a pretty good story.

create a noose with thick twine

tie ends of noose together with thin twine

Hot glue the knot to secure

SHORT wood screws

Do not drill the screws flush to the wood, leave some room to hang the noose from the screw head

10 nooses...

Beautiful! Why did I wait SO LONG to finish this project?

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Lisa Jane Long

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Charlene
    on Feb 17, 2019

    great idea, thanks, but what about the water running out?

    Best wishes, Charlene

    • Virginia
      on Feb 25, 2019

      Succulents require but a few drops of water every 7-10 days, no running water as that could cause rotting.

  • Joan
    on Mar 7, 2019

    Do you move the succulents planter indoors from your patio when the weather turns cold?

    • Depends where you live. I am in zone 9b in Southern California. Half of mine are in ground and the rest are in pots and they live outside year round. If it freezes and have snow, take them in.

  • Fee Miriam Rosenfeltz
    on Apr 27, 2020

    That looks so good, really classy. Maybe you could add some hooks on the bottom row for vintage hand tools, garden equipment etc? You've inspired me to go look at my palletts now. 😊

    • JE
      on May 15, 2020

      Love this idea of adding hooks and tools👍🏼

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  • Jessica
    on Apr 28, 2020

    How brilliant!

  • Lollie
    on Apr 29, 2020

    You are very crafty! I love this pallet project... It is really easy once you get those nasty slats off.

    LOL. Thanks for sharing.


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