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23 Awesome DIY Wood Pallet Ideas

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Recycling and upcycling is not only thrifty these days, it’s trendy too. If you have access to wood pallets (many stores give them away free!!), boy have we got great news for you: we’ve rounded up 23 awesome DIY wood pallet ideas! You’ll be crafting up pallet walls, sofas, beverage stands, clocks, and so many different things. The only downside is trying to decide which of these awesome inexpensive projects to start with first!

23 DIY pallet projects to upcycle free stuff from Spaceships and Laser Beams.


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Make this Pallet Roman Numeral Clock by upcycling pallets.

1. Pallet Roman Numeral Clock :: Little Red Brickhouse

This Pallet Roman Numeral Clock is a great DIY to start with, as it has really clear instructions. This clock brings a rustic, classy charm to your home.

Decorate a wall with a pallet to give your home a rustic feel.

2. Pallet Wall :: Project Nursery

This pallet wall makes a great accent, bringing a bit of texture and character into the room without costing much at all.

Make a world map from recycled pallets to decorate your home.

3. Pallet Board World Map :: The Merrythought

This Pallet Board World Map is especially great for less experienced DIY-ers, as not too many tools are required.

Make a pallet garden to store outdoor plants.

4. Pallet Garden :: DIY Passion

Wanting to make an outdoor space a little more usable, but don’t have much square footage? Go vertical with this Pallet Garden idea.

Make a bookcase out of an old pallet.

5. Pallet Bookcase :: Made with Love

I love this pallet bookcase — it’s rustic but extremely practical and easy to put together

Make your own headboard out of a pallet to give your bedroom a rustic feel.

6. Pallet Headboard :: Cathey with an E

This Pallet Headboard brings a lovely character to the bedroom, and you can customize the stencil to fit with whatever design theme you’re going with (though I must say, I do like the birds!).

Make a rustic coffee cup holder for your kitchen out of a pallet

7. Pallet Coffee Cup Holder :: One Little Bird Blog

This is another great space saving idea. If you don’t have much cupboard or storage space, use the vertical space in your kitchen by hanging mugs on this Pallet Coffee Cup Holder.

You can make a sofa! All you need is a pallet and a few tools!

8. Pallet Sofa :: ScrapHacker.com

Ever think you’d make your own sofa? I’m guessing not, but this Pallet Sofa truly is, as they say, magic. Definitely going to be trying this one!

Make your own potting table out of pallets

9. Potting Table made from Pallets :: Beyond the Picket Fence

Get ready for spring planting with this fabulous potting table made from pallets that will help make gardening a breeze.

Make a pallet coffee table on wheels - storage space included!

10. Pallet Coffee Table :: Sustainable Decor

This Pallet Coffee Table has built in storage, making it ideal if you’re trying to minimize clutter around the house. It’s also on wheels, so it’s really versatile.

Make your own console table out of a pallet.

11. Pallet Console Table :: Kleinworth & Co.

A Pallet Console Table like this  is perfect for beginners — it’s easy to put together, doesn’t need too many skills or tools to put together, and looks pretty darn professional.

Make a wine rack and glass holder out of pallets.

12. Pallet Wine Rack :: The Kurtz Corner

This Pallet Wine Rack would be perfect for a bar area, or just for storage in the kitchen.

Make your own pallet planter box - you'll be surprised at how easy it is.

13. Pallet Planter Box :: Live Laugh Rowe

If you want to upgrade your outside area with a few plants and rustic furnishings, then this planter box is perfect for you. The instructions for this one are really clear, which makes it a good project for experienced and new carpenters alike.

Make this whole set of outdoor furniture out of pallets.

14. Outdoor Patio Furniture from Pallets :: Sassy Sparrow

This Outdoor Patio Furniture from Pallets would definitely upgrade any yard, stoop or veranda. It would definitely be a good first project for a newbie, but you do need a lot of pallets to get started.

If you're tight on space, make this DIY fold-up pallet desk.

15. Fold-Up Pallet Desk :: Thistlewood Farms

If you’re short on space and cash, but need a place to work, then this Fold-Up Pallet Desk may well be just what you’re after.

This pallet swing bed is a luxurious way to spend time outside and you can make it yourself.

16. Pallet Swing Bed :: The Merrythought

Imagine a long, sunny summer’s day, swinging on this on a bed in the sun… Sounds like a dream, but you could definitely make it happen (well, we might not be able to help you with the sunny day, but we can definitely help you make the swing bed).

Make your own outdoor cooler out of a pallet!

17. Pallet Deck Cooler :: Fox Hollow Cottage

If you spend a lot of time entertaining outdoors, then a Pallet Deck Cooler like this would definitely be worth the effort.

This pallet herb rack is easy to make and practical.

18. Pallet Herb Rack :: Maikin Mokomin

This Pallet Herb Rack would be another great way to use vertical space and bring a bit of useful greenery to your outside area.

Plant strawberries in your garden with this DIY pallet planter

19. Strawberry Pallet Planter :: Lovely Greens

Build a planter to help keep your strawberries grow strong and keep dirt from erroding with this simple DIY strawberry planter.

Make a tray out of pallets.

20. Pallet Serving Tray :: Beyond the Picket Fence

Use your pallet scraps to create this beautiful serving tray to serve up breakfast or add decor to your space.

Make your own lemonade stand out of a pallet!

21. Pallet Lemonade Stand :: The Clueless Girl

This Pallet Lemonade Stand is definitely the most adorable wooden pallet idea on the list. And for only $3, I’m sold.

Make your own bed out of pallets.

22. Pallet Bed :: Santiago DIY

This is probably the cheapest and simplest DIY bed out there, so it’s definitely worth trying if you’re on a tight budget.

Make a simple serving tray out of a pallet.

23. Pallet Serving Tray :: Live Laugh Rowe

If someone would bring me sweet tea on this Pallet Serving Tray while I’m lying on my Pallet Swinging Bed, I’d be in heaven.

Kids will love craft day with these great ideas gathered by the team at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.