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DIY Vertical Pallet Garden

Inspired by so many pallet gardens I've seen on the interwebs, I decided to give it a try myself when I stumbled upon this lucky find. Amazing what one can accomplish with a little leftover paint and some elbow grease!
Create your own Vertical Pallet Garden to usher in Spring.
I was lucky to find a healthy looking pallet on the side of the road, so I tossed it in the trunk and brought my newest treasure home.
I asked hubby to be a dear and rearrange and reinforce some of the slats on the back.
Hubby also nailed some 1"x4"s to the bottoms of the shelves. (Arrows indicate reinforcements) He nailed a 2"x4" to the very bottom for additional support. Then I lightly sanded it to remove splintered wood.
Painted it with old leftover paint from the trim of the house.
Used staple gun to staple black gardening plastic to the back and to line each shelf.
Looked for an inspiring gardening quote to stencil onto front.
This quote felt just right.
Filled up shelves with potting soil and planted my blooms. :)
  • Linda Holland
    Linda Holland
    on Mar 9, 2015

    That is adorable...Now to find me a pallet!!!

    • Nancy Creech
      Nancy Creech Schenectady, NY
      on Mar 9, 2015

      Check big box stores. Staples and such let you take them free

  • Linda Kerski
    Linda Kerski Delray Beach, FL
    on Mar 9, 2015

    What a great idea you just gave me. I could have my hubby do a strawberry garden in one of these.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 9, 2015

    Incredible job! Wow I adore this :)

  • Sharon H
    Sharon H Eau Claire, WI
    on Mar 9, 2015

    Very nice. I would substitute some of that fabric weed barrier cloth for the plastic for mine though because the water drains thru that good.

    • Diz26
      Diz26 Miami, FL
      on Mar 9, 2015

      Thanks @@Sharon H Yes, that might be a good idea. I noticed that the top shelf loses moisture faster than the other three. Could be because of the spot I chose to place it in my yard, too. It's in full sun the entire day.

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO
    on Mar 9, 2015

    wow I love this idea! Now to find a pellet LOL

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