We’ve seen pallets turned into about every DIY project possible, and it’s good… they are cheap or free, we recycle when we create a pallet project, and I just love the organic feel to such a simple thing. My favorite use of pallets however, is DIY pallet planter boxes. They just fit in a garden, ya know? There are things you need to know about using pallets to make planters, including how to find ones that are safe. So here we have ten great pallet planter tutorials, along with tips, tricks and warnings for using this type of wood.
DIY Pallet Planter Box Projects & Ideas
How to Find Safe Pallet Wood
Some pallet wood is impregnated with chemicals to keep the wood from rotting, and that’s something you have to be aware of. Especially if you are going to grow vegetables or herbs in your pallet planters, or have them around kids and pets. This article from ‘Hunker‘ tells you how to tell if your pallet wood has been treated and if it’s safe to use. Ideally, you are looking for pallets that have been treated with heat only.
DIY Planter Boxes
‘Twelve on Main‘ takes us through their DIY pallet planter tutorial step by step. With tons of how-to photos, learn how to deconstruct your pallet, then rebuild it into this gorgeous planter box! A little rustic, and little modern farmhouse, these are so pretty!
You can create a hanging DIY pallet planter just as easily (maybe more so!) with this tutorial from ‘Saved by Love Creations‘!
Want a pallet planter that you can make, that is just a little different? Try these triangle planter boxes from ‘Love Create Celebrate‘! Here is another tutorial with tons of step by step photos, making this a super easy project even for beginners!
‘The Junq Drawer‘ made these super easy, distressed DIY pallet planter boxes in a fresh and pretty white. Instructions for making them without the distressed finish as well.
‘Cassie Fairy‘ made this pretty pallet planter / privacy screen with just a couple of pallets and some simple tools. You could put this on casters to make it portable, too.
If you want a professional looking planter that looks like it cost you big bucks, you can’t go wrong with the free plans from ‘Ana White‘. Her planter boxes are made from simple free pallet wood! (She even has a video!)
Pallet Planter Ideas
This herb planter box from ‘Cambria Wines‘ is a super simple project… you don’t even need power tools! You could plant this with herbs, veggies, strawberries, or flowers. Sedums?
‘Garden Therapy‘ has their own version of this vertical pallet planter, and it also does not require power tools!
‘Ruffled Blog‘ used one of these very pallet planters for a wedding backdrop! So pretty with flowers and foliage!
Our last project is another super easy one. While a drill might be helpful, no saws needed. ‘Play At Home Teacher‘ made this planter by attaching jam jars to it. It’s so charming! Easy instructions.
So if you want to get started making things for your garden, making a DIY pallet planter box is a good project for beginners. And then you will want to check out our post on DIY Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas and DIY Raised Planter Boxes. Also check out Budget Outdoor Planter Projects over at TBD!