In the last decade the use of wooden pallets to create furniture with which to decorate our homes has spread. Why? Because pallets are an economic raw material; the possibility of recycling those that serve us with certain orders or that are abandoned in the works make the price of our projects cheaper.
There are many furniture and accessories that we can create from pallets and work with them is relatively simple. At Bezzia we have previously manufactured sofas and shelves with them and today we move their versatility to the garden. If you think your garden needs a change, the planters with pallets we propose to build today can help you make it possible.
Vertical gardens are a great alternative to decorate both indoor and outdoor spaces. You can use them to color the entrance porch by combining different plants with flower or next to the kitchen to grow aromatic herbs in order to use them in your dishes.
Creating vertical gardens from pallets is relatively simple. You can use the pallet itself as a support using the legs as a planter. You just need to add a base to the legs to turn them into a planter and be able to plant cascading flowers in them. You will not find another simpler and economical way to decorate a bland exterior wall.
Are you willing to work a little longer? By reconfiguring the pallet you can achieve very eye-catching wall planters you just have to pull creativity. Whatever the final design, with the end of protecting the wood, our recommendation is that you use plastics, fabrics and/or meshes containing the substrate. So you can enjoy the planters longer.
Not all our proposals have to be hung from the wall. In addition to vertical gardens, you can create with simple pallets planters to present plants on your terrace or garden. What will you need for it? One or more pallets and some tools to disassemble and reconfigure the parts of the pallet: saw, sandpaper, drill, hammer, bits…
You can create planters with large pallets to plant your fruit trees and change the appearance of your porch. Square shaped planters are the simplest to manufacture, but you can dare with hexagonal or octagonal designs.
Planters with medium size wheels are another great alternative; they will allow you to move it when you need space for something else. And yes, you can also cheer up and make hanging planters, perfect for smaller spaces as they do not take up useful floor space.
Planters for separating environments
The height of a pallet may be enough to create boundaries between different areas of the garden or achieve some intimacy in those areas in sight of neighbors. If your goal is this you will need two pallets, one to create a planter and another as a support so that the plants can climb and provide you with privacy.
You only have one pallet? Don’t worry there are other ways to achieve the same goal that can be as much or more interesting. You can combine the planter with a wooden lattice or metal lattice, depending on the style you want to give to your garden. Do not set limits; combine pallets with other types of elements will help you create more original elements.
To separate the different environments you will need to place climbing plants in the planters. At Bezzia we shared with you not so long ago 4 floors of this type to cover facades and walls that you could well adapt to this project, remember them? They would also be a great choice of jasmine, bougainvillea and crematide, among others. Plants that usually decorate the porches and pergolas of our gardens.
There are many ways to create planters with pallets; we have only collected some of them. Not all require the same work or the same tools. Keep in mind when facing a new project that a certain tool may be essential and that if you do not have it, acquiring it could be an important investment.