Ah, pallets … How practical they are! These wooden constructions have already made a lasting impression on our modern interiors and exteriors. They take various forms. Their functions are numerous. Today, Designmag presents a fabulous selection of 30 DIY pallet planter ideas and gives you some tips on how to easily design your own..
DIY pallet planter: long live nature, long live recovery
We are lucky to live in interesting times. After a long period of production, consumption and urbanization, the return to nature has been witnessed for more than a decade. We are increasingly aware of the environment and of the human impact. Recycling and recovering then becomes the logical continuation of this trend.
Making a pallet planter is indeed easier than you might think. Creating a vertical garden on your terrace, on your balcony, in your garden and even inside your living space becomes accessible and easy thanks to the wooden pallets.
Easy to handle, we have already seen several different transformations of wooden pallets. They turn into a sofa, bench, bed, table, chair, chaise-longue, headboard … And for any passionate gardener, the pallet is an ideal support to create a practical and inexpensive planter. Which wood pallet planter model to choose depends on your desires and how much time you want to spend on this DIY project.
The vertical garden invites itself from the countryside to find its place in the city. Having greenery on a daily basis becomes possible even for those who live in small urban dwellings thanks to this type of practical and functional arrangement. This type of garden makes it possible to optimize any space and take advantage of the freshness of the plants every day.
By investing in the vertical dimension, we can benefit from a more functional, green and better structured space. Nothing could be more practical and pleasant, to always have at hand in your kitchen shelves of fresh aromatic herbs or shelves of small vegetables ready to pick.
Having plants in your home means you can breathe better, concentrate and relax. No matter what the interior style of your living space, plants are much more than just green decoration. Supporting us on a daily basis, they allow us to live better.
In general, the wooden pallet can serve as a support for the pots, or it can be turned into a vegetable garden itself, as has been done in the image shown below. Indeed, the vertical vegetable garden takes up less space and costs less because it does not require you to have pots or flower boxes.
On the other hand, the vertical vegetable patch technique cannot be applied to all crops of plants and vegetables. Fortunately, most aromatic herbs adapt perfectly to this type of plantation! Regarding the pocket vegetable garden, here we find a more important variety of plants.
In a previous article, we looked at the topic of the vertical garden in all its forms and how to create a green paradise at home. The star of any kind of vertical garden is undoubtedly the wooden pallet. You can place it directly on the floor or, to save even more space, hang it or fix it to the wall, as has been done in the image below.
Climbing plants love wooden pallets! The latter are ideal for growing the pearl necklace plant, Sedum, or the devil’s ivy plant. Finally, any houseplant can easily adapt to the shape of wooden pallets. You will not be surprised that succulents, too, can easily live in a pallet planter..
DIY hanging pallet planter with chain on the wall
For those who have large garden spaces, it is also possible to use wooden pallets for your horizontal garden, as has been done on the image shown below.
Landscaped garden with pallet planters and a pallet bench
Where to find wooden pallets? Since pallets have become a huge trend lately, many people have decided to take advantage and sell them online or in stores. It is still possible to find them for free. Usually, department stores use them to transport businesses and then throw them out. We advise you to inquire with your friends and find the places where stores throw them in your city. It is sure that there are !
Do you know that there are two types of wooden pallets? The first type of wooden pallet is one that goes straight into the trash, once used to transport businesses. The second model is the one that can be reused. The latter is usually treated with chemicals. It is not recommended to create furniture or planters with chemically treated models because they can be bad for your health..
Which palette to choose, small or large? It depends on where you place it and how many plants you want to grow. If you want to start by planting aromatic herbs that you will place in your kitchen, a small wooden pallet is more than enough. This is also a great start for urban gardeners who are just starting their green adventures. !
Install a DIY pallet planter in your living room? It’s entirely possible ! You can even install three as shown in the picture below. These three pallets were attached to the wall above the living room sofa. A top living room wall decoration !
Top living room wall decoration idea with pallet planters attached to the wall
Do you want to use your wooden pallet instead as a support for the plant pots? Changing pots regularly is essential for the health of the plants. If you don’t feel like buying new ones or fancy a 100% DIY creation, old cans are great for this. Remember to hole them in the bottom so that the plants can breathe and the soil is always well moistened. Another advantage of preserves is that they are easy to set and very light..
It has been proven that cooking and making things yourself is indeed a very relaxing activity and helps us reduce tension on a daily basis. Imagine the pleasure, once your pallet planter is made …
Growing plants on your balcony is perfect in spring and summer. In autumn and winter, it is advisable to bring the plants indoors. Otherwise they may not survive the cold. It is therefore necessary to fix your DIY planter pallet construction in such a way that it can be easily moved. Also think of a place in your home where you can install it.
Pallet transformed into a planter with wheels that can be easily moved
Indoors, as well as outdoors, plants are almost never placed in direct light as they risk scorching. There are indeed very few plants that like this type of sun exposure. Do your research before choosing your plants. If you have decided to create a vertical vegetable garden, make sure that the chosen species can coexist together without any problem..
It is true that not all of us have the chance to enjoy a garden. Several people live in small apartments in the city. They think their living space is not quite suitable for growing plants. We at Designmag say: Anyone and any home can enjoy a little greenery every day without a problem. You just have to think functionally and try to optimize any corner of your apartment or house. You can always find room for a little plant somewhere.
Here is a kitchen with a fantastic wall decoration. A wooden pallet has been installed on the wall with aromatic herbs and small salads. This green decor combines wonderfully with the marble worktop and backsplash and white furniture.
DIY pallet planter installed on the wall
The wooden pallet can also be transformed into a storage unit for your very practical gardening tools. You can install it in your garage, garden or terrace. Finally, as you will already understand, there is nothing more practical than a wooden pallet! It is ecological, aesthetic and very functional. Adapting it to any style of interior and exterior, it’s easy. Who said that to create a contemporary and designer living space, you have to invest a lot of resources? On the contrary, there is nothing more fashionable than being the creator and designer of your own living space. Don’t hesitate any longer and transform your apartment or house into a unique and personalized place. If you want to discover other ideas for recovering wooden pallets, we invite you to consult one of our most recent articles devoted to this subject.