Pallet Sign and Garden Planter All In One

Donna Powell
by Donna Powell
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I wanted a family sign and a garden planter for my side door, so I combined the two ideas to create a fun decoration using upcycled materials.
I started with a pallet from our current renovation/roofing project. It was easy to clean up, and spray paint in a bright blue color. I left the back side unfinished to create a second seasonal side for the holidays. It took two coats of spray paint to cover the front and sides of the pallet.
I added some creative touches with acrylic paints and cans from our recycling bin spray painted in a bright green. I used a glass bowl as the template for the center of the flower, and two smaller bowls traced on paper to create the petal template. It was very easy to trace the design on the pallet and fill in with two coats of paint.
I can easily change out the flowers with the seasons. My future plan will be to spray paint the back side in the same blue and add a snow man design for the winter months.
Donna Powell
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  • Stephanie Zammit Stephanie Zammit on Jun 20, 2017
    this is really beautiful I would like to try it. did you sand down the wood or leave it rough?

  • Jan8402759 Jan8402759 on Aug 21, 2017
    How did you attach the cans?

  • Mary O'Connell Mary O'Connell on Apr 18, 2018

    Did you freehand the writing of your name and date?? Thanks!

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  • Von Von on Dec 11, 2018

    You did a great job. A crafter after my heart. I love the snowman idea. Thanks for a new project for next year.

    • Donna Powell Donna Powell on Dec 12, 2018

      Thanks Von. I made this a couple of years ago but I still bring it out every winter and enjoy it.

  • Lisa Jane Long Lisa Jane Long on Mar 31, 2019

    I really love this! Great job!