25 Simple Ways To Build A Pallet Planter

There’s never a perfect time when to start growing potted plants. You just have to want it and then it all starts to take shape. If it makes things easier, pallets are a great source of the material if you want to build a planter stand or a vertical garden.

Build A Pallet Planter

It just happens that we know quite a few projects you can try. They all involve wooden pallets and planters and we’re pretty sure you’ll find them charming.

How to Build a Pallet Planter For Your Home

1. Vertical Planters Made From a Wooden Pallet

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Let’s start with something simple: a vertical planter holder which you can easily put together using a wooden pallet. You can either use an entire pallet as it is or you can cut one to the desired size in which case you won’t need extra boards for the box shelves. There’s no need to paint or stain the pallet since its rugged look actually looks very charming. If you want you can also use the top as a surface for displaying more plants other decorations. {found on nur-noch}.

2. A Colorful Vertical Garden

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You obviously also have the option to add some color to your vertical garden. If you plan on using a pallet for this project you can paint in different colors, one for each board of the pallet so at the end it looks like the one on Hellocreativefamily. Once you’re done with all the painting, it’s time to add the rings that will hold the planters. For this part, you’ll need clamps, bolts, and a drill.

Related: 50 Amazing Pallet Projects For Your Home And Garden

3. Create a Shelving Unit for Your Potted Plants

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There are also other ways to use pallets if you want to create a shelving unit or a stand for your potted plants. The plants are the focus so you don’t want to steal the attention from them with too many colors or eye-catching forms. If you like the unit featured here, you can check out Apieceofrainbow for all the necessary details so you can build your own. As you can see, the shelves are tilted so the plants can spill out and look lush and beautiful.

4. Build a Potting Bench

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In case you’re missing a potting bench, we can show you how to build one out of two small pallets. Cut one of the pallets in half to make the sides of the bench and then use the other one to make the top and the shelf. You can figure out the proportions based on how big you want this potting bench to be or you can just follow the instructions on Apieceofrainbow. When considering pallet planter projects for your garden, remember there are pallets available of all shapes and sizes. Even if you have a smaller space, you’ll be able to find small pallets to fit your needs.

5. A Pallet Plant Stand

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Isn’t this pallet plant stand cute? It’s perfect for succulents and there are so many ways in which you can display it. You can either use pieces from an actual pallet to build something similar or you can use any leftover wood you can find. Either way, it should be fairly easy to create a tiered structure that can hold small plants. In case you need some extra inspiration, you can check out the original post on Dreamalittlebigger.

6. A Small Planter Holder

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If there’s something we learned so far it’s that you can turn pallets into pretty much anything and planter boxes and stands are among the simplest transformations. If you want a small planter holder you’ll probably have to do some cutting. You can cut out a single section of the pallet and it would look similar to what you can see on Pillarboxblue. We love the colorful look of these plant pots, which are made from old tins. You can paint them in bold colors as demonstrated here, or go for something a little subtler to fit your home décor. This whole pallet planter project is ideal for anyone who is looking for more environmentally friendly ways to decorate their garden and home this year.

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7. DIY Pallet Herb Planter

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You don’t need much to build a pallet planter holder, at least not for the one featured on Floralandfeather. If you have a pallet, some landscaping or weed control fabric, a staple gun, and scissors you’re good to go. The instructions are simple so it should only take you a few minutes to plan the whole thing and then to execute the project.

8. Pallet Vegetable Garden

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If you want to have your own vegetable garden but you don’t really know where to start and how to organize things, you should check out Arrowdynamicblog. Here you can find out how to make a pallet garden in seven easy steps. First, you need to knock out every other top board from a long pallet. Then nail a tarp to the bottom of the pallet and poke holes so the water can drain out. Add the dirt, plant the seeds and wait. You can also cut out some letters to spell “garden” and to make laminated labels for everything you’ve planted.

9. DIY Urban Garden

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You can basically grow anything you want if the conditions are right and what better way to enjoy the process than with a custom, handmade planter? If you want to grow something big like large plants or even trees, you’ll need a big planter and you can build it out of pallet boards. There’s a perfect tutorial for that on Diy.2ndfunniestthing. You can adapt the design to suit your own particular needs.

10. A Simple Pallet Garden

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The plants cover up most of this pallet so its simplicity actually suits them well. This type of planter is one of the easiest ones to build. In fact, you hardly have to make any modifications to the pallet. It can just stay as it is and you can add some extra boards or some landscaping fabric. This idea and several others are enumerated on Ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.

11. A Vertical Planter for Succulents

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A weathered timber pallet would be perfect if you want to make a vertical planter for succulents. They’ll contrast nicely with the wood and the whole ensemble will look natural and well put together. According to the instructions on Theurchincollective, in addition to the pallet, you’ll also need a roll of weed mat, a staple gun, some potting soil, and succulents.

12. A Colorful Pallet Planter to Match Your Garden

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Of course, you don’t have to embrace the weathered, unfinished look if you prefer something a bit more polished or perhaps more colorful. You can paint the pallet in any color you want, depending on the look you want to achieve. Once this part is done, you can take care of the rest such as putting in the potting soil but not before stapling some landscape fabric to the back of the pallet. {found on creativehomemaking}.

13. Create a Strawberry Pallet Planter

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When building a pallet planter, there are quite a few methods you can use. You could just put the plants in the gaps and lean the pallet against a wall which is a suitable idea if you plant succulents or flowering plants but for strawberries, for example, you could use something larger and sturdier. Follow the instructions on Lovelygreens to find out how to build such a container.

14. A Hanging Wall Pallet Planter

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A job well done requires a lot of attention to details, even something as simple as turning a pallet into a planter. If you want to know all the details that such a project implies, have a look at the step-by-step description offered on Urbanwayoflife. It shows you everything you need to do to make sure your plants will beautiful and healthy in their new home.

15. Build a Mobile Planter

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You can have a garden even if you’re surrounded by concrete. You just have to be creative. You could, for example, build a mobile planter. It could just be a shallow box on wheels which you can place wherever you want. Use boards from a pallet to make the frame and then fill it with soil. Don’t forget the landscaping fabric on the bottom. {found on Lovelygreens}.

16. DIY Vertical Herb Garden

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If you have the space for it outside or on the patio, an herb garden can be a great project. The vertical ones like the one featured on gingersnapcrafts are great because they’re space-efficient and can be built from scratch without a lot of resources. You can use pallet wood for this project if you like the look of reclaimed wood and you can have it stained to give it a fresh look. The idea is to make multiple wooden boxes that you can plant stuff in, creating several layers, as many as you think you’re going to need.

17. Free Standing Pallet Herb Garden

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There are multiple ways to build a pallet planter. The ones that are designed to lean against the wall are quite nice but perhaps not as versatile as the freestanding ones. With that in mind, check out this great tutorial on diyshowoff. This pallet herb garden is nice and small, easy and cheap to make, and can be easily incorporated into an outdoor area. It could serve as a cute green divider or as a decoration.

18. A Single Pallet Vertical Planter

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A single pallet is quite enough for crafting a cute vertical planter like the one we found on themicrogardener. If you want for this design however you are also going to need a few extra boards for the shelves. You can take this from another pallet to maintain the same style. The paint really helps to change the look of the pallet and is great if you want the planter to match your garden fence or something else.

19. A Large Flower Pallet Planter

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A pallet planter, especially a big one like this, can hold a lot of plants. Check out how many colorful and beautiful flowers you can fit in this one. It has multiple layers and you can put multiple plants on each one and it even has a wheel so you can easily move it around if you want to change its location. When it’s nice and sunny you can move it out in the open and when it’s ugly or cold you can keep it on the patio or even inside. Check out diyshowoff if you want to find out more about it.

20. Combine a Pallet Planter with Hanging Planters

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You have several options for actually adding the plants to a pallet garden. As you’ve seen, you can make boxes that you can plant things in but there’s also the option of hanging planters as a way to add more depth to the pallet garden and to make the most of it. You could try a combination of these techniques or even come up with other clever options as well. Check out theinspiredroom for more instructions and ideas.

21. A Video Tutorial for a Basic Pallet Planter

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It’s usually easier to understand how something needs to be built or how it works by watching someone else do it. Video tutorials are helpful at explaining everything in a simple and concise manner. With that in mind, if you want to see how a basic pallet planter is built and how you can customize it to suit your style, check out Silverline Tools on youtube to get a better idea of the whole process.

22. Turn a Pallet Into a Planter Box

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As you’ve already seen, there’s more than one way to turn a pallet into a planter. Some methods require less work and modifications to the pallet itself and they take advantage of its structure. Others are meant to reuse the resources that the pallet is made of by taking the pallet apart and reusing the pieces to make something completely different. This video tutorial by Lovely Greens for instance explains how you can turn a pallet into a planter box.

23. Raised Plant Beds for a Garden

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Similarly, this tutorial created by The Gardening Channel With James Prigioni shows how wooden pallets can be taken apart and the pieces can be used to build raised plant beds for the garden. The reclaimed wood is a nice and cheap resource for projects like this and allows you to organize your beautiful garden and start growing veggies, herbs, and various other things without breaking the bank.

24. A Simple Pallet Herb Garden

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A pallet herb garden can be super simple and still look lovely. This one is made from a single pallet with no need for extra boards. It has only three layers which are actually perfect because it leaves plenty of space for taller herbs like rosemary or thyme to grow. What’s really cute about it though is the use of chalkboard paint. It lets you label your plants in a super simple and convenient way.

25. Modern and Stylish Box for your Porch or Balcony

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Of course, if you’re not a big fan of these vertical pallet planters and you prefer a bit cleaner and modern-looking, you can still use reclaimed pallets to create something like that. First, you take apartment the pallets after which you can reuse all the boards to make a stylish planter box for your porch or balcony. This one has a nice design, with four angled legs and a clean white finish.

Conclusion

As you can see, pallets can be used to build a pallet planter of any shape or size. Regardless of whether you have a huge garden that you are looking to create a vegetable garden for or a small balcony to add a planter to, there’s something for you on this list today. Pallets are an inexpensive and versatile option for any DIYer this year who will enjoy adding these fun projects to their space. We’re always looking to add more greenery into our homes, and you’ll find any of these projects make it easy to add herbs and flowers into your space.