For gardening enthusiasts, getting ready for spring means, above all, reviewing their work tools and plant containers. During the months of March and April, like every year, many people find that their old flower pots and planters need to be replaced with newer models. Usually this all ends with a visit to the store where the products in question can be obtained..
Wood pallet planter: an easy DIY idea for decorating a patio or outdoor garden
But buying a plant pot or a balcony box is not the only option to replace your old garden containers. In fact, if you like DIY and creative projects, you can experiment with a DIY wood pallet planter model. Here is our selection of 74 vertical or horizontal models. There is something for everyone !
Pallet planter for exterior wall decoration
In recent years, wood pallets have become a very popular material for making furniture and accessories for the interior and exterior of the home. Prized for their organic appearance and for their ability to easily transform into several types of furniture, pallets work as a very nice addition to any type of decor. Our tips for composing furniture will transform your balcony or garden into a paradise.
Small patio decoration with a natural atmosphere with decking and vertical planter
In fact, it is a recovered material that can be obtained more or less easily. It is durable since it is designed to facilitate the transport of products over long (even very long) distances. As a result, this wooden packaging is quite sturdy. It also has good resistance to outdoor weather conditions. Because, as we know, pallets are often exposed to rain and sun for several days.
Wooden pallets come in different sizes which means you have a wide choice. For large gardens, you can choose the standard measures which are pallets of 1,200 x 1,000 mm and 1,200 x 1,200 mm. If you only have a balcony or terrace, there are half pallets with dimensions equivalent to half a pallet.
Delimit your terrace with DIY pallet planters
Suddenly, DIY deco objects and furniture in pallets have a long lifespan. They also have very good weather resistance. They can be stored without problem on a balcony or on a terrace, even if the latter are not protected by a shelter or a pergola. In this case, the pallets will play the role of a wall and you will build the shelter with their help.
Pallet furniture idea for the outdoors easy to move
This is an advantage of the wooden pallet planter that can also be enjoyed in a vegetable garden that does not benefit from the protection of a greenhouse or an awning !
Wall with pallet facing and floral decoration
But you should also know that this organic material is perfectly suited to the manufacture of objects for the interior. Beds, sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, kitchen island … This is just a small sample of types of furniture that it is possible to make your living space out of wooden pallets. And as the popularity of these pieces of furniture continues to increase, many creative Internet users are now experimenting with the creation of vertical gardens in this type of wood! And in case you are fed up, you always have the option of redoing the vertical gardens as a pallet sofa..
How to choose a wood pallet planter model ?
Making a pallet planter is a creative hobby that helps us save money while personalizing its indoor or outdoor space. Instead of buying a ready-made flowerpot or balcony planter, take the time to think about which pot or planter model would be best suited to your balcony or living room. We think about size, height and shape. And, of course, we stop at a model that matches our abilities as a handyman! The whole family will participate in this small project and everyone can give their ideas so that the terrace is the favorite place of each member of the family !
Pallet plant door model with clay flower pots
So we start our model in wooden pallet. Because, yes, there are several designs of balconies and flower pots made of this type of wood. Some only take a few minutes to complete. In this case, you don’t have to take the pallet apart or build a new piece of furniture. It hurts to paint the palette a color that goes with the rest of your outdoor furniture.
Idea to make a plant holder for patio or outdoor garden decoration
For other models, however, you may need to allow a bit more time. It would then be a question of undoing the base material to recover the pieces of wood and assemble a new object. It will take longer but the result will be nicer.
Large garden pot cover to make in wooden planks
Of course, creating a pallet planter or other similar medium will require a little preparation. Below, we provide you with an indicative material list that will serve as a benchmark for your project..
How to make a plant stand yourself – what materials are needed ?
First, you will need to provide yourself with materials (one or more wooden storage units). Then you would need nails (or a nail gun) or a screwdriver, and possibly a canvas (if you want to cover the inside of your creation). If you plan to take the pallet apart, consider getting the necessary tools (for example, an adze or crowbar). Finally, plan on using paint or lacquer to cover the object you are going to create. A coat of paint or lacquer will make your creation much prettier and more durable.
Pallet Planter Making Tutorial
If you need to see all of the steps in creating a vertical pallet planter, watch the video tutorial at the top. He will show you all the steps to succeed in such a project..
Save space with a horizontal or vertical wooden pallet planter for outdoors
Whether you have a patio, a small balcony, or a vegetable garden, you can experiment with an easy DIY project and make your own wood pallet planter. This will allow you to replace an old container or spread your garden over a larger area..
Make a wood pallet planter for your vertical garden
Due to their shape, wooden pallets are one of the most popular materials for making vertical planters..
Wooden planter model to make in pallets for a tropical-inspired garden
Compact and functional, they are able to hold close to a wall, while serving as a support for flowers arranged on several levels. This kind of wooden pallet planter does not require any special DIY effort.
How to make a wood pallet planter and decorate your original creation in a hanging garden
It would simply be necessary to set up the pallet planter against the wall of your balcony or terrace. Besides, you are free to choose which side you want to see. The lower part of the pallet, which is equipped with feet, would easily become a storage for several types of plants and for your decorative objects..
The do-it-yourself pallet planter allows us to optimize space on a small terrace
As for the other side of the pallet, it can act as a hook for the types of containers you have at home !
How to arrange a balcony with wooden shelves to be fixed to the wall and climbing plants
Of course, such a wooden pallet planter is also available in a suitable version for smaller spaces. In this case, it would be necessary, quite simply, to hang this model on the wall of your balcony. Good idea for those who would like to gain even more space on their balconies in the city! It is up to you to decide whether the pallet will be hung on a vertical or horizontal axis.
Example of a DIY planter and support for outdoor flower pots
Already have a wood pallet planter that has stood the test of time and has lost its luster? You can always renovate your vertical garden furniture with a little paint or a new coat of lacquer.
Decorate your wooden planter with a paint color that matches your outdoor decor
Vertical planter paint color idea and wooden pallet furniture to make yourself
To do this, simply select a color that matches that of your decor or that pairs nicely with your flowers. Then all you have to do is apply the color of your choice to all of your vertical palette planter models! White and black are preferred by our readers because of their minimalist effect. However, you will be more innovative by choosing a color that goes with the other furniture in your garden or terrace. However, do not use the color green too much, since the lawn has the same color !
DIY decoration for small garden with black paint color
Above all, don’t hesitate to select an interesting color and don’t limit yourself to the most popular color options. Instead, think of ways to make your pallet furniture a decorative and intriguing accent to your exterior..
How to make a vertical planter with flower pots for your balcony in the city
If you have a very limited area, try the following storage trick: attach your pallet furniture to one of your walls, apply the paint color and let dry.
Support paint color for patio or balcony flowers
Then place flower pots there, combined as shown in the example in the photo above. This will save you more space to display your flowers! Another positive aspect is the fact that you always have the option of hanging another pallet if you run out of space for the new flowerpots..
Do-it-yourself planter with flower pots
Moreover, it is also possible to combine the two functions, that of a classic wooden pallet planter and that of a mini plant holder.
Outdoor pallet decoration with recycled bottle vases
Take inspiration from this pallet planter even if you aren’t necessarily very good at gardening. Recycle this idea and make a wall decoration object for your terrace in summer by adding a few vases made of wooden bottles !
Outdoor pallet plant holder
Inclined pallet furniture for garden decoration at the entrance to the house
The vertical type wooden pallet planter is also available in an inclined version! Display it in your front yard and make it an original decorative accent! In our photo, we chose a bright color that emphasizes more the decoration of the garden,
Create a garden of fresh herbs with a wooden pallet cabinet
And if you have a small corner available on your terrace, adopt this same practical solution to arrange a mini garden of fresh herbs, by fixing on your pallet furniture flower pots in which you have planted rosemary, basil, fresh thyme, chives … In short, all the herbs you like to incorporate into your favorite dishes !
Small flowers are very fashionable because they go well with the minimalist style. You are also offered to create a small garden of succulent flowers. With their geometric shapes, which are either round or pointed, as well as their wide range of colors, it is difficult not to fall under their spell. In addition, succulents are very easy to maintain plants.
Cheap outdoor DIY deco idea with plants and pallets
Vertical solutions allow several options for decorating with plants and flowers. These are to be organized as you wish. Group several to make a green wall completely covered with beautiful colors. Or, prune your plants regularly to get a well-structured vertical garden. This solution is dedicated to people who have more experience in the garden.
Landscaping of a small wooden fresh herb garden
Decorate an outdoor playground with a pallet flowerpot
The wood pallet planter is also a nice decoration for the outdoor children’s play area. Above, a creative project idea for the arrangement of such a play space for the little ones. In this way your children will help in gardening from an early age..
Outdoor wall vertical plant stand and wood planter idea
You can also beautify your children’s play area with a vertical pallet planter. Install it on a wall near their playground and decorate it with playful objects !
Adapt your planters to the plan of your garden
The vertical solution is also very suitable for the manufacture of screens decorated with flowers. For this, you would need to provide yourself with a larger quantity of pallets. They should be sufficient to create a long fence, similar to the one in the image above, for example. This composition requires several flowers otherwise it will appear empty.
How to delimit the outdoor space with balconies – DIY deco for terrace or garden
This strategy is not reserved only for the exterior design of a terrace that you want to protect from prying eyes. It is very applicable to an area of the garden that one would like to delimit in a natural way. Arrange the pots so that the sun’s rays can penetrate through the privacy screen. You will thus enjoy a brighter and more pleasant exterior. At the same time, you will be hidden from the sight of your neighbors.
A vertical garden leaning against a wall or a freestanding type
And indeed, if you have collected several pallets, why not adorn one of your exterior walls with a set of wooden flowerpots? It is quite possible to use this ecological material both for the realization of the supports and the planters themselves !
Vertical stand model for outdoor plants and herbs made of wood
In addition to the models hung directly on the wall or leaning against a foot, there are also those of the freestanding type. They have legs made from pieces of wood and can thus be placed almost anywhere on a terrace or balcony. We admit that these models are more difficult to DIY but they give you the possibility of moving them around the garden. This feature is a great asset when moving.
Combine several wooden pallets for an even more interesting result
Did you know that you will get an even more interesting result by combining several wooden supports? Proceed in this manner to create vertical outdoor storage that ends with a large vertical wood pallet planter at the bottom.
Repaint your wooden creation to give it a fresher look
Store vertical plant supports one behind the other on your balcony. Make sure to plan for different heights for the two storage units. This is a great idea for those who would like to display even more of your beautiful plants. !
Gardening space planning idea with wooden plant holder
Making a vertical wooden pallet cabinet also means giving yourself more storage space for your garden tools. Moreover, nothing prevents you from combining these two DIY decor ideas, a reclaimed storage for garden tools and a cheap wooden pallet planter. To do this, plan several shelves on your furniture. Use one as storage and the other as plant holder !
Some interesting options for interior or exterior decoration
The supports and vertical containers are also available in suspended or plant holder versions. So you can make a few small planters tied together using a chain. This method eliminates the need for a vertical wooden support and therefore you can save material for the manufacture of your pots..
Make a wooden wall cladding with recycled flower pots
The opposite solution is just as possible. Cover one of your exterior walls with wood siding. Attach flower pots (purchased or homemade) to it and you will have a cheap but quite impressive green wall !
Make wooden plant holders for its exterior or for its interior
In addition, it is also possible to manufacture a vertical plant holder by transforming the pallets into trays. Store flower pots and benefit from a cabinet with shelves on several levels. It is ideal for setting up a corner of the garden with climbing plants !
Wooden storage for plants on several levels
Otherwise, make a wooden plant stand in the shape of the steps of a ladder. Install it in a corner of your outdoor space. It will be ready to welcome your pots and planters right away !
Adorn your windows with personalized planters
Homemade wooden planters adapt to the shape of the space you want to decorate, even when the latter is characterized by its unconventional shapes. Take advantage of this feature and give your exterior more personality with planters and pallet planters suitable for your outdoor space. !
Small box-shaped planter for outdoor plants
Disassemble one or more wooden pallets and use the collected pieces to make a balcony planter. It can be installed on a patio railing, on a window or on the ground !
Storage idea for outdoor plants or wooden balconies
Decorating the flowerbed of your outdoor garden is even easier with a large format pallet planter! It will gradually eliminate the need to clean weeds and thus facilitate the creation of an easy and smart garden.
Recover, recycle, combine … use the remaining pieces of wood
Create such a container by connecting several wooden boards, so as to achieve the desired length. Proceed in the same way to make the bottom of the container. This decorative idea will be noted by your next guests.
Do-it-yourself balcony box made from sticks
Recycle all the little bits of wood you have left! If you really have a lot of them, try dressing up an old flower box by cutting out pieces of the same size. The effect will be even more remarkable if you decide to play with pieces of various shades..
Create a pallet planter to improve the organization of your vegetable garden
Do you dream of a smart and easy to maintain vegetable garden? In that case, pallet planters could be the perfect solution for your exterior! The section at the bottom will show you how to optimize a space like this and garden in comfort without spending a lot. !
Low wooden planter to protect your plants
In fact, pallets are one of the most suitable materials for the arrangement of large planters that can be installed on the ground of the garden or on a stand to obtain raised planters.
Raised pallet planter for a smart and practical vegetable garden
Raised planters are preferred by many home gardeners as they give us the ability to grow vegetables without worrying about weeds and insects. They are practical and pretty.
Soup arrangement with DIY wooden plant bed
In addition, they protect crops from animals that often attack our crops. And this is an important asset, especially if the garden is located in an area outside large cities, in the countryside or at the foot of a mountain. !
Vegetable garden idea to make in pallets
Third advantage of raised garden beds: they allow us to stand up gardener. And what could be better for those passionate about fresh fruits and vegetables who suffer from back pain? ?
Smart gardening with inexpensive planters for your vegetable garden
To make your job easier, fill your raised pallet planter with store-bought soil rather than using soil salvaged from your outdoors..
Save time in weeding your vegetable garden with a wooden planter
This solution will require some additional expenses at the beginning of the season but it will save you the effort of frequent weeding of your vegetable garden during the months to follow..
How to grow homemade strawberries with a standing planter
And since raised planters made from wooden pallets are so simple to make and so practical, why not take advantage of them for your entire vegetable garden? ?
Planter idea with storage for smart vegetable garden
After all, these nifty pieces of furniture are so easy to customize, you can even add shelves to them for your garden tools. !
Incorporate a watering system into your planter made of pallets
And, why not, develop a vegetable garden with its own watering and drainage system hidden between the different levels of your creation! Clever, isn’t it? This system makes your garden prettier.
Make a raised pallet planter for easy garden landscaping
Of course, pallet beds and planters of this type are also perfectly suited to a landscaped garden with classic plants..
How to arrange a vegetable garden with a pallet planter
You could even use this scrap material to make a separate area in your outdoor space. Define it well with your fruit and vegetable beds and you will have a better structured green space where everything is in its place !
Wooden container for plants and fresh herbs
Like the vertical models, these wooden containers are available in many different versions. Select the one that best matches your exterior and is the most comfortable for you !
Wooden flowerpot and containers for garden seedlings
This type of container is ideal for the preparation of vegetable garden seedlings, especially for those who have a greenhouse. In fact, the fact that you work the pallets yourself also means that you are free to choose the distance between them. As a result, one can very well adapt his creation to a mini field for seeds..
Vegetable garden idea to make for your vegetable garden
Do not hesitate to provide labels for the different parts of your land. This is a step that you tend to overlook when you don’t have a lot of gardening experience. However, it is crucial for the monitoring of fruits and vegetables throughout their development. !
Pallet planters on wheels? An invention full of advantages for the outdoor space !
Building a flower pot or pallet planter on wheels is a practical idea for those who would like to improve the plan of their decks. It is also one of the best solutions for gardeners who need to store their plants indoors for part of the year..
Make pallet planters for a small outdoor space
Furniture like this can take different shapes depending on your needs. Fans of the minimalist style will therefore opt for a small container. A rectangular flower pot or a wooden flowerpot would undoubtedly be optimal for them..
Do-it-yourself wooden plank pot cover
Above, a few such wooden creations that give us ideas for making containers of different sizes. Once the basic model is made, you can personalize it using lacquer, paint or various patterns.
Take care of sensitive plants with a suitable flower pot
Flowerpots and wooden planter covers with wheels are particularly useful in the cultivation of exotic, Mediterranean and tropical plants. Species of this kind are generally sensitive to freshness. For this reason, they should be planted in an easy-to-transport container. This way, they can be stored inside the house during the cooler months and taken outside in the spring..
Pallet storage for patio with flower pots and wheels
If, on the other hand, you have a green thumb and you have a lot of flower pots of various sizes, plan a plant holder with several levels. In the image above, a project model of such a pallet planter on wheels. Let your imagination guide you to an original and stylish layout.
Furniture model on casters for wooden pallet patio
Moreover, this type of wooden furniture is not only reserved for those who have a balcony or terrace. You can very well make one for your interior living room decoration. In the city we need a corner of nature and this piece of furniture gives you the possibility of growing flowers in the middle of your living room.
Do-it-yourself outdoor planter photo
Finally, let’s not forget that pallets are often used for garden furniture. And what better way to complete an exterior decorated with homemade furniture than a few DIY planters? Below, some pictures with models for this type of containers.
Complete the decor of your pallet garden furniture with some homemade planters and flower pots
Make a two-in-one piece of furniture: a coffee table for garden furniture with spaces dedicated to your decorative plants! This is a nifty way to add more freshness to your small outdoor space. Or, recycle small pieces of wood by making mini plant pots to decorate a pallet coffee table. The photos below give us some ideas for this type of creation.
Idea of wooden planters made in pallets for decoration of outdoor garden furniture
Speaking of two-in-one furniture, here’s another cool idea: register planters for an outdoor bench. What better way to enjoy the scent of your favorite flowers? It is a good solution for small terraces.
How to create a garden bench with wooden plant beds
Wooden pallets are an extremely versatile material. Be resourceful and find the best way to incorporate them into your outdoor space! If you have a few wooden pallets left, why not complete your garden with some different furniture? A coffee table and a sofa will be easy to build after DIYing all the planters you have been shown !
In case you like nature, we still have one suggestion for you. We created a pallet desk that is linked to the pallet shelves. This is the opportunity to start working outdoors. It’s good for your health and you will certainly find new inspiration in this idyllic place. You can now enjoy your garden even if you are working remotely. A few flower pots are mandatory for your extraordinary office.