12 genius ways to repurpose pallet wood for your garden

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When the weather begins to warm up it’s time to start getting your hands dirty. But as you start tackling your garden projects and getting it ready for spring and summer, you should think about some of the bigger elements you want to add, too.
Instead of investing in pricey planters and organizers, you can instead utilize old pallets and their wood to create boxes and garden benches alike. Not only is this going to save you a lot of green, it’s environmentally conscious because you’re repurposing something that could have otherwise been tossed.
Now, it’s no secret that for the past few years bloggers and do-it-yourselfers have been showing us all the amazing things we can do with this reclaimed wood. But, here’s our list of the best projects to make your garden look better, and stay more organized this coming year.
1. Make your own planter
Instead of buying pricey planting boxes and lugging them home, make them from the scrap wood from an old pallet. This wood is nice and sturdy and will weather well outside in the elements. It’s going to look great on your deck or as an elevated flower arrangement in your garden. Check out the DIY here.
2. Stain your pallet boards & get a weathered paint look
Your pallet wood boards are going to age wonderfully out in the elements. But if you want a funky, shabby-chic look without having to wait a decade, you can take matters into your own hands with a bucket of paint and some sandpaper. Once you achieve this stunningly weathered look you can use your boards as a statement piece or as part of a larger piece of furniture you’re creating. Find the full tutorial here.
3. Build a raised planting bed
If you have to go out and buy a raised planting bed, it will probably cost you a pretty penny. Thankfully, you can get a beautiful looking raised planting bed by just using old pallets and a little elbow grease. Check out this super easy DIY here.
4. Create your own gardening bench
Repurpose all that old wood into something you’ll use for years to come. With just an afternoon’s worth of work, you’ll have a spot to pot, plant, and organize all your garden supplies. The best part is, this gardening bench will look so great the biggest problem you’ll have is finding a place to show it off.

5. Put up the picket fence you’ve been wanting
Wooden fences are a charming addition to any home. But, they can be pricey. Instead, repurpose old pallet wood in this DIY to get the picket fence you’ve always dreamed of. It’s going to look good natural or painted a nice, crisp white.
6. Use a pallet as a garden tool organizer
This project is super simple, as it’s only going to require some minor adjustments. If you want to make it look even better, though, simply paint it. See the full project here.
Expert tip: You can also add some hooks to the front slats to hold smaller shovels, gloves and more.

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