150 Cheap & Easy Pallet Projects

Transform free pallets into creative and beautiful furniture, decorations, planters and more! There are over 150 easy pallet projects here to give your home and garden a personal touch.

Before we dive into these projects, here is some helpful information:

You can get pallets FREE (or very cheap) from:

  • Craigslist or Facebook’s Marketplace. A lot of the time people just put them on the curb for free for you to pick up.
  • Local businesses, distribution centers and stores (e.g Garden and Hardware Stores, Motorcycle Shops, Home Improvement Stores). You will see them sitting out back of stores, but always ask the manager before you take them because they could be rented pallets and need to be returned.
  • New Businesses – If you know a new business is opening in your area, that is a great time to find a lot of pallets too.

If you can’t find any free wood pallets, you can buy them for under $10 (typically in the $5-$7 range, depending on the type and size you are looking for).

Materials You Will Need: 

 I won’t re-list these items below to save space, but you will need some of these tools and supplies for all of these projects. If you are just planning on doing one or two projects, you can rent the more expensive tools (e.g. saws and sander) at a Home Depot or Lowes to save money or borrow from friends, family or neighbors.

Handy Tutorials for Pallet Projects:

While these DIY pallets projects are easy, some of them are time-consuming and may take more than a couple hours to complete.

Indoor Pallet Projects

Home Decor

Pallet Photo Frames from Southern Revivals

Wood Pallet Shelf from I See I Make

Pallet Trays (Source Unknown)
drawer handles + paint or stain + screws

Wall Decor Pallets from Follow the Sprinkles

 Pallet Tray with Rope Handles (Source Unknown)
rope + washers + screws

Pallet Plaque from Oh My Creative

Mason Jar Candle Scone (Source Unknown)
white acrylic paint + small chain + hook + mason jars + votive candles

Pallet Barn Door Mantel from The Frugal Homemaker

Candle Wall Shelf (Source Unknown)
All you need is various sized pillar candles

Wall Mounted Pallet Candle Holders from 101 Pallet Ideas

Hanging Mason Jar Lights from Twenty 8 Divine

Hanging Mason Jar Candles II (Source Unknown)
mason jars + small pillar candles + rope

Pallet Cube Light (No tutorial)

Coffee Table Tray from My Repurposed Life

Laundry Sign from Ana White

Coastal Pallet Mirror from Dwelling in Happiness

Beach Pallet Wall Art (Source Unknown)
stencils + white acrylic paint + shades of blue and tan paint

Pallet Photo Holder (Source Unknown)
mini clothespins + white paint marker (or stencils) + fabric (for flowers) + photos

Pallet Centerpiece from 101 Pallets

Decorative Wall Shelf from DIY Candy

Pallet Wood Mirror (Source Unknown)
staining or paint + mirror

Pallet Wall Decor from Blooming Homestead

Kitchen Sign (Source Unknown)
wood letters + white acrylic paint

Pallet Wall Clock (Source Unknown)
clock parts (take apart a thrift store clock) + numbers + white paint

Furniture Pallet Projects

Pallet Bookshelf from Made it with Love

Pallet Floating Bookshelf from Jenna Burger

Mini Pallet Coaster For Your Pallet Coffee Table from Remove and Replace

Pallet Coffee Table from DIY Projects

Modern Pallet Coffee Table (source unknown)
wheels + glass top + paint (optional)

Pallet End Table from Instructables

Easy Pallet Platform Bed from Shanty 2 Chic

Fold-Up Pallet Desk from Thistlewood Farms

Pallet Headboard from BHG.com

Console Table from Kleinworth Co.

Pallet Sofa from Scrap Hacker

Reading Nook from Kojo Designs

Pallet Daybed from Pretty Prudent

Pallet Dining Table from BHG.com

Large Pallet Sofa from Home Jelly

Pallet Chair from Funky Junk Interiors

Pallet Cat Bed (Source Unknown)

Sofa Table from Beyond The Picket Fence

Pallet Dog Bed from The Charming Farmer

Pallet Desk from Instructables

Desk Hutch Storage from Press Herald

Organization and Storage Pallet Projects

Pallet Coat Rack from Re-Fabbed

Entryway Pallet Organizer from Great DIYs

Upcycled Pallet Storage Container from DIY Network

Shoe Rack (Source Unknown)

Kitchen Organization Pallet Projects

Coffee Cup Holder from One Little Bird

Menu Sign from The Wood Connection

Pallet Wine Rack from Hometalk

Kitchen Utensil Holder (Source Unknown)
wood knobs or hooks + wood stain + stencils + white acrylic paint

Pallet Pantry Sign from Funky Junky Interiors

Pot and Pan Holder from A Green Point Kitchen

Pot and Pan Storage Idea (Source Unknown)

Pallet Plate Display  (No Tutorial Available)

Bathroom Organization Pallet Projects

Pallet Towel Rack from The Golden Sycamore

Driftwood Pallet Towel Rack from House by Hoff

Bathroom Towel Holder
I couldn’t find a tutorial for this project, but it looks pretty simple. There is a similar project here that might help: http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wall-Shelf/

Bathroom Shelf (Original Source unknown)

Mason Jar Pallet Organizer from Skinny Meg

Other Organization Pallet Projects

Pallet Letter Organizer (Source Unknown)

Pallet Laundry Basket Holder from Ana White

Pallet Jewelry Organizer from Craft or DIY

Outdoor Pallet Projects

Garden Pallet Projects

Pallet Vertical Herb Garden from 99 Pallets

Vertical Flower Garden from Hometalk

Vertical  Pallet Flower Garden (source unknown)

Staggered Pallet Planter from Instructables

Upcycled Rainbow Pallet Flower Garden Planter from Hello Creative Family

Tin Can Pallet Planter from Pillar Box Blue

Garden Tool Storage from Our Little Acre

Pallet Planter Box from Live Laugh Rowe

Large Pallet Planter (Source Unknown)

Pallet Planter Box from House by Hoff

Window Planter Box from Paradise Perspectives

Triangle Pallet Planters from Love Create Celebrate

Strawberry Pallet Planter from Instructables

Pallet Garden from Bright Nest

Potting Table from Handmade Utah

Pallet Compost Bin from BHG.com

Flower Pot Pallet Shelf (Source Unknown)
washers + screws + heavy duty chains

Pallet Garden Fence from Camelot Art Creations

Pallet Garden Trellis from BHG.com

Garden Tool Storage from Fix Lovely

Backyard Pallet Projects

Pallet Swing Bed from The Merry Thought

Pallet Swing from Instructables

Hanging Outdoor Bar from HGTV.com

Pallet Outdoor Table from BHG.com

Pallet Patio Bench from RK Black

Patio Pallet Daybed from Lovely Greens

Pallet Sectional Soda from 101 Pallets

Patio Pallet Lounger from Instructables

Outdoor Pallet Table (source unknown)

Front Yard Pallet Projects

Welcome Sign from House by Hoff

Basic Pallet Fence from Hometalk

Swing Chair from Instructables

Basic Swing Chair (Source Unknown)

Pallet Walkway from Funky Junk Interiors

Pallet Stairs (Source Unknown)

Holiday Pallet Projects


Winter Woodland Sign from Blooming Homestead

Pallet Christmas Tree from Jolenes Crafting

Pallet Christmas Tree II (Source Unknown)
white paint + ornaments + christmas star + clear string lights

Christmas Star
wide red ribbon + nails

Reversible Snowman and Scarecrow Pallet from Instructables

Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree from Her Tool Belt


Pallet Pumpkins from Finding House Farms

Neutral Fall Pallet Sign from Design, Dining and Diapers

Fall Chalkboard Sign from Shanty 2 Chic

4th of July

Simple Pallet Flag (Source Unknown)
wire + red, white and blue acrylic paint + wood stars + picture hanging wire

 Patriotic Star Pallet Signs (Source Unknown)
large star stencil + red, white and blue paint

Pallet Flag (Source Unknown)
star stencils + red, white and blue paint

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