This DIY Pallet Planter will be the talk of the neighborhood. It’s easier than you think, so scroll down for the full tutorial and let’s get started!
We actually made this DIY Pallet Planter last year, and we’re enjoying it again this year. This is a beautiful way to add a pop of color to your yard and it really makes a bold statement. We chose a bright paint color, and cheerful blooms to help dress up our outdoor living space. I really love the way it came out. If you make your own, we’d love to see it! Tag @jugglingactmama on Instagram with the hashtag #DIYPalletPlanter.
DIY Pallet Planter
The amount of soil and plants you will need will depend on the size of your pallet. Here are our guidelines for how to make your own DIY Pallet Planter:
- pallet (some pallets are treated with chemicals you probably wouldn’t want to be around – for more on pallet safety and how to know if they are treated or not click here)
- hammer and 1/2″ nails or heavy duty stapler
- screw gun and 1/2″ screws
- plywood for backing
- outdoor spray paint such as Krylon Colormaster Indoor/Outdoor Aerosol Paint Satin
- top soil
Remove every other slat on the pallet to make more room for planting. (Skip this step if you’re planting very small plants).
Remove or pound in any loose nails and discard.
Secure the landscaping paper to the back of the pallet using nails or heavy duty stapler.
Add a thin sheet of plywood to the back of the pallet and secure with screws.
Position the pallet on top of two saw horses. Brush off any dirt to prepare it for painting.
Spray paint and let dry. Repeat a second coat if needed.
Fill the pallet with top soil.
Plant the flowers and let the garden settle for 24 hours before moving.
Using two people (this will be heavy!), move the pallet into position, tilted against a secure wall or fence.
Water as needed and enjoy!
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