Pallet Wood Planter Project

3 Hours

Recycled pallet boards cover nursery pots for cheap, easy vintage style planters.
Restyle a nursery pot using pallet boards!
Nursery pots are big and cheap. Pallet wood is free. It's like a match made in DIY heaven!
Try your pallet boards on for size and cut to length. This planter is 23 gallon size.
Fasten boards leaving a wider gap at the top.
Brads inside pot look like Sarlac teeth (two points for Star Wars reference!) Bend them downward with pliers.
The planters were $6 each. The pallet wood was free. We're going to try this on some BIG tree planter pots NEXT!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • JadAbb
    on May 2, 2018

    Where did you get 23 gallons pots for $6 ?!!

    • Ann
      on May 2, 2018

      Our local tree farm! They even have bigger ones if I want them. They charge $11 for those. Every nursery that sells trees has these big pots. Sometimes they give them away. Just ask!!

  • Nikki
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Where do you get free wood pallets

    • Mari Tarasovich
      on Jul 18, 2019

      Sometimes the Facebook marketplace has them cheap or free. Any kind of website like that has pallets off and on just look for them.

  • Emmanuelle
    on Dec 18, 2018

    My friend on the local hatware store recommend some gavy duty silicone instead of nails faster and it gives a better look inside and you do not have a million nails to bend water resistant and at the same time protects the wood -you can even use hot silicone what do you think ?

    • Cla2012763
      on Jul 27, 2019

      Both ideas are great, the silicone is easier and faster thanks to both of you 🤓🤓

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  • Linda
    on Apr 9, 2019

    i really liked it and can't wait to try my own..I think i'll paint my pots with some bright colors too.

  • Cwa30526626
    on Jul 28, 2020

    What a fantastic idea, I am going to try this.

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