Step 2: Cut off the excess pallet

Keep the pieces you removed, you'll need them. Get tutorial here

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. Get tutorial here

Step 5: Remove the back panels of that pallet

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

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. Get tutorial here

Step 8: Screw pallets together

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

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. Get tutorial here

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. Get tutorial here

Step 2: Cut excess material and staple down

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

Step 3: Fold excess fabric and staple borders

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

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. Get tutorial here

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. Get tutorial here

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. Get tutorial here

Step 7: Flip pallet vertically and water

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

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. Get tutorial here

Step 2: Attach Christmas lights with stapler

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

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. Get tutorial here

Step 4: Hang ornaments and add "trunk"

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