Rustic. Traditional. Sustainable. Minimalist. Practical.
A recycled wood pallet is an inexpensive DIY that gives a rustic touch to any shabby chic home. From wood pallet beds to picture frames, the possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting with wood pallets.
Wood pallets come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices. You can pick one up from a local home improvement store. For starters, Home Depot has a wide selection of pallets, like the Quarter Pallet Reclaimed for $9.99.
Once you’ve picked out your pallet, take a look at these 10 unique ways to salvage an old wooden pallet and transform it into a one-of-a-kind crafty creation.
10. Pallet potted planter
Bring new life to an old pallet by transforming it into this rustic arrangement. Simply fasten pots and plants to the pallet using hose clamps.
9. Coffee cup caddy
Calling all coffee connoisseurs and cup collectors: dig your favorite coffee cups out of the cupboard and show them off for everyone to see. With a pallet, a few hooks and some paint, you can recreate this cheap and easy DIY.
8. Diamond display
Rustic meets chic in this next DIY. Show off your bling with this wooden pallet upcycled into a jewelry organizer. Get the instructions here.
7. Photo frame
With a little creativity and craftiness, almost anything can be transformed into a picture frame. But the clothespins on this DIY frame make it easy to switch out photos as you please.
6. Patriotic pallet
Show your American pride in a nontraditional way with this pallet transformed into a flag. With some paint and creativity, your old pallet can easily be made into a patriotic masterpiece for your porch. But if DIY just isn’t your forte, you can order this rustic piece here for $39.95.
5. Wooden wine rack
Old wood and old wine. Show off your vino collection with this pallet rack. To give a rustic touch to your sophisticated beverages, follow these simple instructions.
If you want Pottery Barn style on a WalMart budget, then this DIY pallet headboard is for you. With a few easy steps and cheap supplies, you can complete your shabby chic bedroom with this rustic headboard.
3. Pallet playground
The kids will love you for this one. Recycle some old pallets and put them to good use with this DIY sandbox. This project is suited for more experienced crafters (or those who are up for a good challenge). Get the instructions here.
2. Pallet patio chair
This DIY requires a little more elbow grease and craftiness. But, once you’re finished, you can kick your feet up and relax. Although it’s a little more difficult to construct, this pallet chair is still a simple fix for your patio furniture, and it gives you a one-of-a-kind piece of decor. Get the instructions here.
1. Pallet swing bed
Nothing beats swinging in the backyard on a summer day; except, maybe, swinging while lying down. Get the best of both worlds with wooden pallets transformed into a swing bed. You can make this lazy day lounger with a few simple steps and supplies. Once you’re finished, top it off with your favorite quilts and pillows, then relax with a good book. Full instructions here.