DIY Vertical Pallet How To

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DIY Vertical Pallet

This is an updated post that was originally posted back in March 2012. I think it is just as relevant today. Pallets are still plentiful and who doesn’t want an easy way to spruce up their garden?
It’s Summer and time to get your garden to look cute and welcoming. Can a garden be cute? Absolutely!
I was just discovering the fun and versatility of using Wood Pallets in decorating when it came to me what a great pot hanger it would make on my patio! It was an easy, done-in-a-day project.

Painting Your Pallet

I prefer DIY Paint for all my indoor and outdoor projects. It’s super versatile, 100% natural, and every color is very pigmented. I used Carnival Red for this pallet.

You might want to add a wood conditioner to the pallet first as the wood is very dry and will absorb any paint you put on it very quickly.  It’s helpful to use a Continue Mister filled with water to spray the surface with water, then paint. DIY Paint contains no acrylic, latex, or any plastic compound so it will spread very far and you don’t lose pigmentation by thinning it out.

Once the Pallet is painted, turn your attention to the pots. I painted these in Vintage Linen and used Chalkboard paint on the rims.

I screwed the pallet directly onto my fence post, but you can add anchors to hang it somewhere, or even lean it up against a wall.

Once the pallet was hung, I drilled a small hole in the back of each of the pots, then put a hook through them and hung them on the slats of the pallet. It was super easy.

We have enjoyed this feature in our garden, it fits our laid-back style. Never did I imagine it would end up on the pages of Country Living Magazine! Last February, I received an email from the Art Department at CLM, asking for permission to use this picture in their April issue. They needed a new picture Right away.  I was in a panic, the original pictures I had were not fit their specs.
Could my 15 minutes of fame be passing by before I even had time to count them??
Could Andy be referring to Moi????
My lucky stars were shining upon me. The weather was gorgeous, I was able to “restage” the entire project, and my sweet friend and client Dana Moran Photography just happened to be stopping by the next day to pick up this piece I did for her:
Dana was gracious enough to take more pictures, emailed them to me in the correct size, and off they went to Country LivingHere we are in March, the April issue is on the newsstands, and I am featured on p. 57 to be exact.
If you would like a much better picture, then go right to the Country Living Link
As luck would amazingly have it….This project is being featured at Roadkill Rescue today as well!!!!!
The clock is ticking, hopefully, I am only in the first 30 seconds, but if my “fame” timer ends soon, I will go out a happy girl!

Speaking of fame, this is probably about as close as I will get to Hollywood fame….here are some pics of me with my sisters on our “LA” trip. We were even invited to sit on the couch at the “Friends” stage!


  1. karin

    AAAAKKKKK!!! I know someone famous!!! WHO HOOOO!!!!! How awesome is that…Now when I look at the magazine I can say…I KNOW HER!!! Hugs to you hun!! You deserve it!!

  2. Shannon Fox

    WOOOoooo HOOOoooo!!!!!

    Was that too much?

    I am so flipping excited for you. Like. Lots. How exciting for you to be in a magazine. And well deserved. You. Are. SO talented.

    Congrats my friend.

  3. Debbie refreshrestyle

    Congratulations! I pinned it, so I can make one. What an awesome way to recycle!

  4. Catherine

    Printemps heureux à vous aussi!
    Everything looks so beaUtiful! Congrats!
    Wow! Country living Magazine too?! I think your fame timer is going to last longer than 15 minutes! And btw–I’m sooo jealous of the “Friends” sofa pic!

  5. Suffering Husband

    Great job- Blog looks great!

  6. Jenibelle

    Yay Karen!!!! I wish I had an inkling of your creativity!! So fun for you and richly deserved!

  7. Jill Wilhelm

    That’s AWESOME Karen!! I love the idea! That is soooo exciting 🙂 I can’t telll you my project for the contest this week but I’ll give a hint….has to do with pallets! And I am being featured at Roadkill tomorrow for my craft station! One day maybe Country Living. Enjoy your fame…you do amazing work!

  8. Vanessa

    YAY!!!! Oh my goodness Karen congratulations!! That is so exciting and we couldn’t be happier for you. That was such an awesome project it is no surprise at all that they came knocking at your door! 🙂 And your blog is looking super awesome my friend!

  9. Holly Lefevre

    Well..CONGRATS! How awesome are you and your project! Well deserved! And your blog is so pretty and chic!

  10. Deneen

    So happy for you! You are so talented and deserve to be recognized!

  11. Ann vonBehrens

    Congrats! I am so excited for you. Your new blog design is awesome!

  12. Micki @addhousewife

    Congrats! It’s fun to have your name up in lights so to speak 🙂 Just be glad they didn’t put your picture in there! It’s a bit creepy to have people stare at you in the store and say “hey aren’t you…” trust me on this one 🙂

    And I really want to use that idea! I wonder if I can grow my herbs in it…

  13. Mandy

    Karen, I’m so excited for you!!!! Congrats!!! You are SO deserving of this. You are one talented lady.

    Love the new look of the blog too :-).


  14. Susan

    Congratulations on Country Living! Well deserved! Now I know what to do with the pallet in my yard that my husband has been threatening to throw out! I love your idea!

  15. cassie

    how did i miss this post????? freaking awesome!

  16. kim@too much time

    You my dear must be on cloud 9! All of this fame is well earned and you may just find yourself sitting on stage with Martha or nate one day! Congrats:)

  17. Lynne

    Congrats on the magazine feature! How exciting. Love the new website as well. 🙂

  18. the cape on the corner

    wow, that is amazing that you were in the magazine! i love the pop of colors and the red. great idea!

  19. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    That is awesome news and an awesome project! Huge congrats!

  20. Maury @ Life on Mars

    Wow! Congrats on the Country Living feature. That’s amazing. You deserve it. That’s such a fun way to use a pallet. I love it. I’m a new follower and would love a follow back, but no pressure!

  21. Betsy @ Anna Nimmity

    What a great idea. I love the red contrasting with the green of the plants. Congratulations on your fame 🙂

  22. Suzy

    Congrats!!! I’m sharing this good news on my facebook page. Your pallet garden is so cool!

  23. marilyn

    So glad for you, great job, those pallets are sure fun! Can’t imagine being in Country Living esxpecially since I always have that magazine, how exciting for you. Newest lkinky follower, hope to see you visit.

  24. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage

    How did I not see this until now – must have been living under a rock – or having surgery!!

    You must be thrilled – so exciting to see yourself in lights. Country Living now, your own reality show next!!

    Your 15 minutes are definitely not over – I know you’ve got even more great things up your sleeve.

  25. Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen

    Congratulations so exciting! This project is so cool, thanks for linking it up to the RRR Transformation party, we’re so excited to feature this tomorrow!
    Whitney – The Rooster and The Hen



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