Pallet Garden Wall

Pallet Garden Wall

This was a project in the making. I knew I wanted to get my hands on a pallet, and that’s what took the longest. One day when I was driving past a large shipping company, I saw that they had stacks and stacks of pallets on the outside of their parking lot. So naturally I assume that they are for the taking (aka – FREE!). I loaded one into my car, after having to play tetris with the thing, but I got it home!

We don’t have a ton of outside space at our little house, but this pallet garden wall is the perfect space saver. I knew I wanted to grow basil because I can’t believe how much you have to pay at the grocery store for fresh basil. So I had a problem – I was tight on space and wanted to grow fresh basil, TA DA – the solution was born!

I bought 2 plastic planters, soil, and a basil plant from Walmart. First, I drilled holes into the planters, it was super easy to get the drill through, and I used a chop stick to make sure that my 2 holes lined up. I also kind of eye-balled the holes to make sure they were across from one another.

Pallet Garden Wall

Next, I added soil and the basil plants to my pots. I decided to use twine and attach that to the pots, through the holes I drilled, by tying knots.

Pallet Garden Wall

The twine will let me hang the pots on my pallet. But I needed hooks or something to attach to the pallet first. Well, I didn’t have hooks, but I found 2 wire hangers that I rigged into make-shift hooks.

This is what the hanger looked liked. I removed the white cardboard piece, and inside were the 2 separate ends.

Pallet Garden Wall

I attached it around the top board of the pallet, like this.

Pallet Garden Wall

It’s kind of bizarre that the wire hanger was already square shaped at the 2 ends, but it fits perfectly.

Pallet Garden Wall

So it’s not the most attractive hook method, but it works! And now I have my fresh basil too!

Pallet Garden Wall

I could add more pots to my pallet wall by attaching more hooks and shortening/lengthening the twine as needed to fit them.

Want to make a Pallet Garden Wall? Here’s what you will need:
-A pallet
-Plastic planters, choose your size
-A drill to make holes
-Twine or heavy duty rope
-Soil
-Plants, or something to plant
-Hooks (or wire hangers)
-A green thumb :-)

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25 Responses to “Pallet Garden Wall”

  1. Lanaya | Raising Reagan — August 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

    What a clever way to use an old pallet :)

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  2. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box — August 26, 2013 at 2:27 am

    This is so adorable! I don’t have a garden – I have a balcony – so something like this would be perfect for me. I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-6/

    • The First Year Blog — August 26, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Thanks Nicky, I’ll stop by!

  3. Becca — August 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Great idea! I’ve got a pallet laying around and I’m not quite sure what to do with it. Now you’ve got me thinking… Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

  4. Ali @ Crafty WI Mama — August 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    What a great idea! I love the look of pallets outside in gardens. One question though – did you anchor it in some way from being blown over in wind/storms? Or do you just disassmble it? I’d be paranoid that it’d end up at the neighbors every time we got some wind :)

    • The First Year Blog — August 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Hi Ali! The pallet is leaning against the side of my house and I am not worried about it blowing over, it’s pretty heavy. I could always take my plants inside if it gets really stormy, but I definitely don’t think it will be moving around!

    • Ali @ Crafty WI Mama — August 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Good to know! Thanks so much for your answer!

  5. Kayla — August 26, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Beautiful idea! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIYers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-last-weeks-top-three.html

  6. jillinamillion — August 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    What a great idea Beth! Your new herb wall looks great!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  7. Heather @ French Press — August 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    such a cute idea! LOVE it thanks for linking up to Wake up Wed nesdays

  8. Krista thehappyhousie — August 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Hi Beth! So fun… amazing what you can do with a pallet! I would love for you to link up at our new mega-party Work it Wednesday if you haven’t already. Each link will be shown on 4 blogs! Work it Wednesday

    – Krista @ the happy housie

  9. Julia Kendrick — August 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I love your garden wall! So simple and functional! I have a few pallets in my backyard that I can use to make this. Thanks for the DIY idea! I pinned it. Julia @ http://www.juliakendrick.com

  10. Julie @ This Gal Cooks — August 29, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Beth, this is SUPER cute! I love it! Pinning and sharing on FB, G+ and Twitter. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    • The First Year Blog — August 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Oh gosh, thanks Julie, I really appreciate that!

  11. Lisa @ Wine & Glue — August 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

    This is so cute Beth! I love it!! It would be a great way to keep the bunnies out of my garden! Thanks for linking up at Wake Up Wednesdays!

  12. stephanie.rutledge@me.com — August 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Love this idea! This would be perfect for that one awkward blank wall on my back porch!

  13. BetsyPool — September 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Very clever and I think it looks cute! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime!

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