How to make a planter with a pallet

If you love growing plants but don't have much space for them, vertical options such as this pallet planter offer a unique and practical solution. This cute planter would fit in almost any space – even a tiny apartment balcony.
Of course, it would be a lovely addition to a larger space as well, especially if you made a few of them and grouped them together. Check out the video tutorial and the instructions below if you want to learn how to make this easy project yourself.
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Materials
- Pallet
- Sawhorses
- Aluminum straight edge
- Clamps
- Circular saw
- Electric sander
- Two colors of paint
- Paintbrush
- Geotextile fabric
- Staple gun
- Scissors
- Potting soil
- Succulents
Instructions
1. Set the pallet on the sawhorses, place an aluminum straight edge down the middle and clamp it on both ends.
2. Cut the pallet in half lengthwise by cutting along the aluminum straight edge with a circular saw.
3. Cut the pallet in half crosswise so you have a piece roughly the same size as the one shown in the video.
4. Sand the pallet piece to remove any wood splinters.
5. Apply a light coat of paint to the pallet, choosing a contrasting color for the boards in front.
6. Staple a piece of geotextile fabric to the bottom of the top slat. Trim off any excess fabric and repeat for the bottom slat.
7. Allow the paint to dry.
8. Fill both planters with potting soil, plant succulents or your favorite flowers.
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