Typically used when shipping large items, pallets are an underrated source of decoration. Stores that receive lots of deliveries will often discard them when everything’s been unloaded, so you may be able snag a few for free!
With endless possibilities for these wooden frames, all you need is a little imagination some DIY talent and you can transform a wood pallet into a decorative piece of furniture, art, garden fixture— you get the idea.
Here’s 15 ways that wooden pallets can be repurposed from useless to useful:
1. Standing Garden
Because of the space between each slat, these are easy to pack plants into to make a very beautiful standing garden. Get the DIY instructions here.
2. Coffee Table
Something as simple as adding wheels and sheet of glass to a pallet can transform it into an easy-to-move and beautiful coffee table. Functional and cheap? Sounds like the best of both worlds.
3. Bookshelf Or Toy Bin
Reassembling a pallet can take it from flat to standing and make it great for holding books, toys and other knick knacks. Get the DIY craft instructions here.
4. Shoe Organizer
Using rope or chain, you can suspend a pallet and transform it into a nice place to relax on the porch or patio.
6. Wine Bar
Putting a sturdy countertop on some pallets can turn into your very own outdoor wine bar. Now all that’s left to do is invite some friends over!
7. Pallet Lights
You can even turn pallets into lanterns to give off some light. Use outdoors to light your patio or indoors if you’re going for a rustic look.
8. Pallet Pathway
Completely take a pallet apart and use the wood to create a pathway.
9. Wall Art
Paint over a pallet to make a decorative focal point for your wall.
10. Flower Box
Create a rectangle and use a pallet for indoor/outdoor flower boxes. Use them both indoors and outdoors to have a theme that carries throughout your home.
Add padding, fabric, and decorative legs to a pallet, and you’ve got yourself an ottoman. Just what I need in my living room!
Add a pallet to a table top and have a desk with little cubbies for your things.
Make some stools for extra seating or to have at your kitchen bar by stacking a few pallets and adding some cool faux leather fabric to them.
14. Pot Rack
Go for a rustic chic look in your kitchen and use a pallet as a pot rack. Stylish and functional— just how I like it.
Pallets can also function as adorable benches that can be great in your entry way or for outdoor seating.
See what I mean about these wooden pallets having endless possibilities when it comes to both function and decoration? Go scouting for some free pallets and make yourself something you never thought you could.
As an FYI, it’s not one size fits all for pallets. Depending on what’s being shipped, they come in a variety of sizes and dimensions. Visit our friends over at Pallets LLC for standard pallet sizes across the globe.