how do i beautify my backyard?

If you look at my Pinterest boards, I have a board exclusively dedicated to projects using wooden pallets. That is how much I like wooden pallets and love creating projects with them. They are easy to obtain and I love turning them into another functional home decor item. 
You might remember this wine rack Sean and I made together using a pallet. Today I have another project I turned into a pallet. Sean turned the pallet upright and nailed three boards so the dirt and flowers won't fall through. If you follow me on instagram, you show my project and I am sorry for those of you who already saw it yesterday, I am sharing it again today. 

Here was the original pallet.
As I mentioned Sean nailed in some horizontal boards to create a bottom for the dirt and flowers. I will add that he nailed the bottoms for me on Sunday after he came home from a four day trip to Chicago. That is love I tell you, love he has for me. 
After a quick trip to the garden store for some dirt and flowers and a pair of fashionable gardening gloves, I was ready to turn this palette into a flower box.


My finished flower planter pallet!
I have marigolds in the top, vincas in the middle and zinnias in the bottom. Now I sit back, and watch as they  make my summer more beautiful and colorful. 
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28 comments:

Margaret said...

I love this!! There are so many awesome projects you can do with pallets- I'm so excited to own a house so I can finally do some of them!

Faith said...

I love it! I really need to beautify my backyard. It's a hot mess! You've inspired me!

Simply LKJ said...

So cute. My oldest loves those kinds of projects.

Betty said...

Great idea! We are planning on some backyard projects this upcoming weekend as well...

Kira said...

What a pretty and simple project!

Life in the Heights! said...

So cute!! What a great idea!! I'm currently trying to build a bench!!

Tereza said...

oh cool i've never seen a pallet planter made this way, great idea!

Corinne said...

That is so beautiful! I love pallets, too!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

How creative & cute!

always, koru kate

Meggan Morehead said...

So cute!!

McKenna Ryan said...

This looks amazing! I really need to try this out! xx. McKenna Lou
www.lynnandlou.com

aimee bee said...

This is awesome! I saw it on Instagram and was wondering if you would post. ;)

Sarah and Stewart said...

Wooden pallets are so awesome... I love what you've done with them! Super creative.

Stesha Jordan said...

i love that!!! super pretty!!

xxS

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Awwww, so pretty! Way to go!

Valerie Price said...

Oh wow, it looks beautiful! What a great idea!

Leah said...

it turned out great Meg. i love pallets too, but my creativity runs short when it comes to knowing what to do with them. i need to check out your pins!!

Sarah said...

This is so cute!! I saw peeks of it on instagram and just loved it! Can't wait to see it once the flowers bloom even more!

Ruthy Taylor said...

are you kidding me?! that's awesome! Go you!

DwnInLndn said...

Love the bright colors! gardening and spring is something I always look forward to!

Brianna said...

What a great idea!! So cute! This would be amazing for wedding decor too! (:

Richelle Lynn Garn said...

Seriously Meg! This is so awesome. For the non-gardener that I am, this would be perfect. How creative are you?!

christina said...

pretty!!!

Kasey Lynne said...

This turned out so great Meg! Love the flowers that you chose.

I want to make a wine rack with a pallet. We have SO many pallets at work, so if you ever want me to steal one for ya, just let me know! :D

Rachel said...

Such a cute project. We just bought a townhouse and the backyard needs a little something to spruce it up. I'll have to try this. :)

Darby Hawley said...

oh my goodness this looks awesome!!! I'm hoping over to check out your board for pallets. I remember how awesome your wine rack was, and I've got a pallet sitting in the garage just waiting for some inspiration!

Gemma said...

Such a great and cute idea! I love these kind of DIY things, things that you create by yourself and make your creativity flow. :-)
Lovely flowers!
xoxo

Ashley R said...

I saw this on Instagram. You did such an amazing job!