We are starting some DIY home improvement projects and we are so excited to share with our followers what we find! Ashlyn and I both recently bought homes, and this is the first time we've really been able to decorate and make these places our own. I have a big blank wall in my kitchen and I needed to fill it with something. My husband had a couple pallets in our garage that were just sitting there and I knew there was something that could be done with them! I saw a picture on Pinterest that gave me inspiration to make this plant hanger and turned out AMAZING.
First off, here are all the supplies you will need:
1 Pallet (Free)
Stain of your choice ($6)
Plants (real or fake) ($15)
Mason Jars ($0.50)
Steel Utensil Holders ($7)
Small screws ($3)
There are a lot of different sizes of pallets out there so you will just need to decide what size wall hanger you want and cut the pallet accordingly. I chose to make my wall hanger 2.75 ft long and just left the width so I basically I just took off the additional pieces of vertical wood until there were 5 wood pieces.
My pallet had all of the wood pieces brought forward so I ended up taking two up them and nailing them to the back so it wasn't all flat.
You will have a lot of ugly nail holes from taking out nails and putting them back in so you will definitely want to fill them in. I used this wood filler from home depot and it works great! After the stain is all done you can hardly tell where the wood filler is.
(I didn't have anything fancy to apply the wood filler with so I just used a paint still I had lying around and it worked just fine.)
After you apply the wood filler and it has dried for a while, you are ready to sand! This part is super easy and only takes a couple minutes. If you have an electric sander that will probably work best but a hand sander can also do the job. I don't have a picture of this part so if you have any questions about it just leave a comment below.
STAIN! This is the fun part. :) I chose the stain Jacobean from Home Depot, but choose whatever stain you like! I didn't want to pallet to be all one flat color, I wanted it to look a little more rustic and natural so when I stained it I made sure to just put a little stain on a cloth and rub it on the wood in long strokes and keep rubbing till the stain was light on the wood so there were dark parts and light parts.
Now is the time to dress up your pallet and start adding the plants! I started out with real plants but they ended up dying like the first week and I could not keep them alive no matter how hard I tried.. So I gave in and went to Ikea and purchased their fake plants which are just as beautiful! I also bought some mason jars from the DI which were only $.50 so I decided to do some in the mason jars and some in these steel utensil holders from Ikea.
To get the mason jars attached to the pallet I used hose clamps I got from O'Reilly and drilled those directly into the pallet and then tightened the masons jars in the clamps. So EASY!
Here is the finished product! It turned out beautifully, and Im really happy with it! It goes perfect in my kitchen and brightens up that wall. If you have a kitchen that gets a little more direct sunlight real plants and herbs would work so well!
If you have any questions or need a little more explanation on anything please comment below! Enjoy!