Simple DIY Pallet Planter

This project has been on my list for quite some time. When the opportunity came up to participate in a Pallet Projects Challenge I knew immediately that the time had come to mark this Simple DIY Pallet Planter off my list of things to do.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

Last year we removed the shrubs and small trees that lined the back wall of our house. Removing all of the vegetation had left the exterior wall of our house colorless and boring. While my husband and I have contemplated several ideas for that space we have yet to settle on one. Therefore the wall that faces our backyard remains a blank canvas begging for a cheerful Spring addition.

Enter a Simple DIY Pallet Planter. An Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

The look I had in mind for our Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden was half the width of a full size pallet. I imagined it would be painted a bright bold color and filled with wildflowers spilling over the edges. Well, I got the bright bold color. The flowers on the other hand have yet to grow from the seeds I so carefully planted. Plan B, quick and easy annual flowers until I can get back to work on Plan A.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

Simple DIY Pallet Planter

Pallet
Circular Saw
Double End Nail Puller
Hammer
Nails (we recycled pallet nails)
Paint (if desired)
Coco Liner
Staple Gun
Potting Soil
Flower Seeds (or annuals)

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

1.   Using a Circular Saw cut the horizontal wood slats just outside of the middle vertical slat on the back side of the pallet.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

2.   Make the same cuts to the slats on the front side of the pallet.

3.   Plan the number of rows you would like your flower garden to have. Then remove the slats using a Double End Nail Puller and nail them back into the spaces envisioned.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

Our Pallet Planter required a redesign.
I wanted three rows that were the same size and a smaller top row. 

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

4.   If desired, paint the upcycled pallet planter. (Might I suggest a bright bold color like Oasis Blue. I LOVE THIS COLOR!!)

5.   After the paint dries, create a secure shelf-like understructure to hold the soil and flowers. Using a Staple Gun attach Coco Liners to serve as ‘shelves’. Our Coco Liners were basket shaped however this Bulk Coco Liner would work even better.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

6.   Add soil, seeds (or annuals), water and sunshine.

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

And there you have a super Simple DIY Pallet Planter. Easy enough to build that you might as well add more than one Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden to your yard!

Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton

Keep scrolling… many more awesome pallet projects below! 

My husband and I recently completed our biggest project. It is my very favorite piece of all the things we’ve created together. Stop back by later this week to see the indoor pallet addition to our home. 

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Simple DIY Pallet Planter; Upcycled Pallet Flower Garden by Trish Sutton


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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating messes with her six year old, Trish can often be found watching ESPN whilst debating penalties and plays with her college aged son. Along with tea, Trish could live off of licorice and popcorn. Her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

8 thoughts on “Simple DIY Pallet Planter

  1. Trish,
    I really like how you put your diy pallet planter together, and blue is my favorite color. I think it’s the perfect color for a planter because there aren’t too many blue flowers to compete with the color of the planter.

    pinning!
    gail

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