Everywhere you look thee days, one thing is clear – everyone is using wood pallets for DIY projects! It makes sense. You can up-cycle and get something cool for free… what’s better than that! For those of us who aren’t quite ready to pull out the power saws, here are five DIY garden ideas for wood pallets that any of us can do!
Use a couple of pallets to create a cool wood walkway in your garden. I love the tutorial at Funky Junk Interiors.
One tip I would add… if your pallets are a little anemic when it comes to slats, (by that I mean, they are way far apart!) make sure you pick up a couple of extra pallets that you can steal slats from to nail in between and beef up your walkway.
Create a holder for your garden tools. Pretty self explanatory! Make sure you attach it well to a shed or garage wall with screws.
Create garden beds with wood pallets. This is a great idea if you use the “Square Foot Gardening” method, or growing vegetables in rows. Plant through the openings, and the rest of the pallet will hold in moisture, give your plants some support, and suppress weeds.
Create a potting bench and work area. Several pallets screwed together can create boxes that can be used for potting, a holding area for plants, or even a display area for containers.
Finally, one of the most popular and cool uses, a vertical garden. I haven’t done this myself, but the web is full of successful ventures with this one. I like the tutorial at DesignSponge.
Would love this with herbs, or succulents!
That’s it, cool things any of us can do with wood pallets today in our garden… No power tools or hefty muscles required.
Questions? Comment below and we will try to answer them all!