So remember my blog post about all the free things you can do with pallets? Well, unlike many of my projects, this one got done rather quickly. I found a stack of pallets outside our local grocery store and then put my outgoing personality to work and asked if I could have one. Guess what? It pays to ask! I scored a nice pallet for FRA-FRA-FREE!
Here's a quick look at what I did to turn mine into a planter.
My free pallet.
staple gun (not a desk stapler)
I easily cut a long strip the size of my pallet and stapled it in a pocket by each front opening.
This is what it looks like from the front.
Here it is all done. Each opening has a pocket of landscape fabric behind it.
I added a variety of plants that will do well in sun and shade. Some coleus, moss rose, this gorgeous chartreuse vine, and some other plants I that I don't remember what they are... they were just pretty!
Originally I wanted to hang it on the side of the house but it is HEA-VY. Especially after it's watered. So I propped mine on a wooden crate and it looks great.
A few things to note:
-Water carefully until the plants take root or you'll loose a lot of soil.
-I put moss between the plants to help hold things together.
-Remember to use untreated pallets if you plant to put edibles inside.
-Have fun playing with color and texture. The more you add, the better it will look. So take chances on plants you wouldn't normally put together. You'll surprise yourself!