Turn a pallet into something beautiful and useful! Below are 20 DIY Pallet Projects, each with instructions so it is easy for you!
Are you obsessed with up-cycling old wood pallets?
There is something amazing about taking those unused pallets and turning them into beautiful rustic pieces of home decor!
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Sass - aka - Kathy
I love all this inspiration - thanks!
New follower here from Ashley's Dandelion Wishes. Love. love. love all the pallet ideas! I get so many great ideas for pallets on Pinterst. Working on making a sign that says 'You are my Sunshine...' Hope to have it posted on my blog soon.
I've been wanting to try a pallet project as well! I agree with you I am pretty intimidated by it.
Love all those ideas. I have not made anything with pallets before.
Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Thanks for all the ideas. I told my husband people were making all kinds of pallet things and he didn't believe me. Now I have proof!
Like you, I have been drooling over all of the fabulous things they are making out of pallets. Love your blog I am a new Linky follower
I'm part way there. I realized I have an unending supply of pallets with 3 new housing developments going up nearby. I found a pallet by the side of the road, dragged it home, tore it apart with a crowbar (all by myself!), and I've sanded the boards. That's as far as I've gotten though. Hoping to paint it and hang it this weekend!
I haven't but after seeing your photo's I wanna, NOW!
still being [molly]
gah! i love these! i really wanna try some wood pallet projects...
Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law
I made a small wood "Faux Barn Door" as a backdrop for pictures for my Etsy shop. My husband and I took the wood apart and then reassembled it to look like a door. It is so interesting and I leave it out even when I'm not taking photos. Love some of the projects above. I love pallets!
You found some goodies!:)
Lots of CUTE ideas!!
I've made a bit of a business out of pallets and fence boards. Check out https://www.facebook.com/ALifeMorePalletable to see some of my projects. The hardest part of using pallets is dismantling them. I use a hammer and pry bar to break them down. At first it took me an hour to bust down a pallet- now, I can do it in 15 minutes. It's intimidating at first but the only thing you have to loose is some of your time and free lumber. Have at it and have fun!
I've made a bed for my 5 year old daughter....okay, so it's still in my head. But, that is my plan. 🙂 These are some really cute ideas though. I love the colorful coatrack thingy. very cute. and the head board! okay, i love all of them. Thanks for sharing!
Ooh, I love that clock and the colourful coat rack. Great project ideas. Thanks for sharing them at our party this week.
Michelles Tasty Creations
wow what great idea for wood pallets. I would love to have the room to store and create with them. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.
Can I ask what yall's secret is for taking the pallets apart without ruining the boards so bad? I have tried and it is difficult. I have some great ideas also but it is that first step of getting them apart. Thanks in advance.
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New to all this so I am not sure what is easiest to respond to questions.
I haven't taken one apart yet because I haven't been brave enough to tackle one of these projects. I heave heard that you can use a circular saw to just cut them out or you need a crowbar, but the latter way takes a lot of patience and hard work. If you try anything I would love to see what you did!
I used a sawzaw. I don't know if I spelled that right. I took apart some 8x8 pallets that I got for free from a spa/hot tub store in Dallas. They had advertised on Craigslist under Free items. The sawzaw cuts right thru the nails, but make sure you get the blades that are specifically for cutting thru metal.
I've been seeing some great projects using pallets. I just wish I knew where to get them from. I discovered you on Project Queen and I'm now a follower; drop by for a visit when you can. Thanks
As far as finding pallets, check with pretty much any store. I had a hard time finding some because many recycle them back but the local hardware store will let me have some that may be a little damaged. You can always get a couple and fix them up. Also, if you know anyone who heats with pellets and have alot delivered, they may have some too. A friend of mine has several hanging out in her yard from her pellet delivery~heading over to get them!
usually Newspaper shops have them and they give them away free.
Erin @ Chronic Christian Crafter
I am loving all of the pallet projects, and thanks for sharing...I also want to try my hand at it, but I can't seem to fit them in my car 🙁 However, I can still admire the handywork of others! Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us @ Toot Your Horn Tuesday. Looking forward to what you have to share with us again.
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
Thanks for sharing these!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
Love the picture frame!
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Love these ideas! I have alot of these pinned, but I haven't yet acquired a pallet, so I would imagine taking them apart would be a challenge for me. I love the look of the weathered wood! Excited to follow!
conragds! great round-up! this was the most viewed link at last weeks whatever goes wednesday party. I'm featuring today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com
Great round-up!! I adore the use of pallets! I've made a large "heart art" pallet and a window box planter from them! Thanks for sharing!
Great round-ups. I love these..
Right now we are making a storage box for our deck out of old pallets. It's big enough for toys and to house cushions and all our pool equipment during the off-season, plus to be used as a bench when we need more seating on the deck. My husband is a truck driver and brings home pallets that have been left at his drop yard. It was hard dismantling the first one or two, and I have to admit when there are a ton of nails sometimes I saw down two ends and only strip the middle nails off with a crowbar.
That is a fabulous tip! Thank You!
Great ideas, feeling inspired. I painted a pallet like an American flag this year, and so far set it out in front of our tree for memorial day and flag day, gonna pull it out again for the 4th 🙂
Wow, that is impressive. I do all my projects in wood (pine, poplar and oak) and have tried pallets only twice. I am not patient enough to get them apart without tearing up the wood very badly and end up with scrap. But you pallets look great, and your projects really deserve a big WOW.
One question.....aren't they really heavy? Especially the one with all the picture frames.
I build picket fences out of pallets. To make one picket panel, I take one pallet and saw the top off right at the top crossbar. On the back side, I saw again right at the middle crossbar. This releases the top/back portion to fall off, leaving a base with pickets on top. Then I pry off the slats from the piece that fell off and nail them on to the base of the main section. This makes feet, so that each pallet panel section is free-standing and moveable. Next I put a primer coat of paint (either left overs or something I pick up for almost no money at the mis-match secion in the paint store. Next I measure and tape off a pointy section on the top of each slat and paint the front in a contrast color from the primer coat. Then pull off the tape, and wallah. A section of a picket fence that is free standing and appears to have points on the top of each picket slat. When I line up a row of these sections it makes a nice fence, but if I want to have an outdoor dinner in a stiff wind, I can move the picket panels around the picnic table to act as wind block or privacy screen, or what ever.
That is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the fence idea. I'm looking for one to keep dogs in and add a gate. Any more ideas for this would be great! [email protected].
Excellent. It made the surrounding a great view.
We made an outdoor fountain using wood pallets and a half of a wine barrel. Looks great!
My husband can get wood pallets out on the rig so he brought some home. My father-in-law made a coffee table, side table, and tv stand out of pallets for their den and they look great. My husband made me a table to go by our front door to match our rustic furniture and I love it!
Such Awesome ideas! Love 'em! Found you on Pinterest, newly following!
Very cool ideas. I have used the really long pallets to build fence for our yard and i all u need to do is sand and oaint or stain.
I have made a pallet coffee table similar to the first one above and also a matching couch/platform from pallets like the stadium seating above but just one. It was scary at first (circle saw!) but really gratifying and pretty easy.
I'm a new follower from The DIY Darling. I'm right there with you! I'm dying to do something with one but I'm a little nervous about it too. I'm debating doing either a headboard or some sort of wall art for my boy's room. Hopefully I'll try it soon! 🙂
I'm currently making a bed frame that looks like a pallet. I love pallet projects but because most pallets are power-washed and therefore have chemicals I know you shouldn't be around them too much.
actually my husband and I built a home from pallets. It is 30 ' x 40 feet, and very nicely done. Very insulated and the walls are 12 inches thick.. We have been in this home for 13 years, and are very comfortable. There are multitude of things to be made from pallets...
My husband uses pallets to build fences on our farm.
My husband and I have been building pallet furniture. The hardest thing was taking them apart. We learn to use a saw zaw and cut the nails instead of trying to pry them apart. It's been a real adventure and we are enjoying ourselves very much...most days anyway. Best of luck to you.
Your pallet Ideas are great!
Lady Michael, mother, grandmother, spendthrift, homesteader, survivalist, naturalist,gardener
I am in love with pallets and pallet projects. I started with a wine rack/magazine shelf, next was a table, a dog house, a bird house, and my picket fence,,, now am on to my inside flooring, kitchen cabinets and porch. I will be adding adirondak chairs to the list very very soon, hoping to sell them to offset the cost of hauling my "loves" home.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one out there so fascinated with pallets. I have built plenty out of wood just not pallets. I've never been afraid to jump in and try anything. That used to impress my husband, now it scares him...lol...I built a full built-in pantry the full width and height of my laundry room between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I built the grandsons a 4ft wide by 5ft tall toybox with the bookcase and padded, covered seat during the same time. I just created their room. They are still small, my oldest being 3. I told my husband I'm out of wood so now seems like a good time to start ripping out the shower and now I can't find my tool bag. I think he is scared of what he may come home to if I get my hands on some pallets...lol
Thanks for the feature of my pallet clock. It was fun to make! Glad you Enjoy it!!
I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week! Cathy
I personally have not made anything from the pallets but I sure do love to admire them!
Gathering at the Table
Okay, this is just genius. I love it!
Stopping by via Kathryn's.
Just brought two pallets home today. Plan is to make /paint a flag. Realized the slats/stripes run the short way so that means I have to add some reenforcement, remove those slats and lay them the other way, then paint. Also gotta' cut a star so they are all the same size. Think it's going to be a little more work than I expected but will give it a try!
How exciting! I would love to see it when you are finished with it!
just beware of toxic fumes from treated pallets ...
im in the process of making a TV stand.
Beautiful & Rugged and I Absolutely Love It!!!
Me TOO. You took the words right out of my mouth. I wish I could summons the know-how and fulfill my creative ambitions. These pallet ideas inspire me.
I've always liked unusual solutions, your article is not an exception. I like it very much!
Thank you for sharing cool ideas 🙂
Thank you Mark, I'm so glad I could send some inspiration your way!
What great ideas! I made a pallet flag once but that's it. I would like to make a few more things.
Thank you, Angela! I am so glad you liked these ideas! Thanks for stopping by!
I love the pallet dresser and the tray. Thanks for sharing it at Sew It Cook It Craft It!
I think the real question is what CAN'T you make with wooden pallets? 🙂
LOL!! I agree Michelle!
Corn hole! It's been a long time since I've seen that game! I can't wait to get rid of some of the pallets in my garage AND make my kids one of the funnest games that we played growing up!
Thank you Kate for compiling all these together! You're the best!
I LOVE cornhole too!! Thanks Crafty Dad ❤️
what an amazing idea I try the flag pallet and its amazing
Thank you Dany! ❤️