You. Guys. She’s finally here!!!! This pallet wall succulent planter has been on my to-do list for a long time and the behemoth is finished!
Isn’t it beautiful?! It combines all my favorite elements in decorating–weathered wood, green plants, and a white backdrop. 🙂
When I explained to my husband what I was doing, he thought I was crazy and didn’t even want me to make it. He couldn’t get past the thought of one of the ugly, dirty pallets we rescued hanging on our wall. I hope I proved him wrong?!
The best part about this project? It’s really inexpensive to make! I mean, c’mon, you can’t pass up free pallet wood right? With fall in the air here, I think the candles add a really cozy touch.
We have had this huge blank wall in our living room that you see right after walking in the front door and I wanted something big but nothing was working out quite right–or was way too expensive 🙁
This big wall planter has solved all those problems and I think I’m in love. Can you see those candles flickering?!
I honestly caught myself staring at it last night instead of the T.V.–no joke.
If you’re feeling like you need a good DIY project in your life right now, you should probably go and make this. You won’t regret it! Here is what you will need:
- Old Pallet (We got ours free from our local lumber yard)
- Screws, Drill
- 8 oz Mason Jars -I used the entire 12 pack, but you can use more or less
- Tea Lights-I decided to go really fancy and ordered these LED tea lights on a timer and I LOVE them, but you could always use the real deal if you have them on hand
- Hose Clamps -we picked them up at a local hardware store, just be sure they expand to 2 1/2″ to fit your mason jars, and you get 12 (or however many mason jars you’re using)
- Succulents-I got this exact mix of 20 from Amazon and they are amazing. I expected to get maybe 4 or 5 different varieties but every single plant was different and they had some really unique species!
- Succulent Potting Soil – This is super important! Succulents need a well-draining soil, so please don’t plant them in regular potting mix or they will die. Not that I’m speaking from past experience…
So now you are ready to get started! The first thing you will want to
have your husband do is disassemble the pallet. This is honestly what took us the longest, because–I’m told–it’s really hard to take apart a pallet without splitting the wood and breaking the board. But bless his heart, he did it. Then you’ll want to sand them really well. If you want to stain, now is the time, but I liked the raw look so well we decided to leave it.
I used 6 board down and three across because that’s what worked with the sizes we had. The assembly is very unscientific, so just kind of experiment with what looks best. I alternated putting boards in front and behind the columns because I liked the “random” look.
Once you’ve got it laid out the way you want it, start screwing the boards together with your drill. after you have it assembled, it’s time to add the hose clamps. I slipped the hose clamps on the mason jar and adjusted them to the correct size before attaching them. Again, there really wasn’t a rhyme or reason, I just made a very random pattern. Then you can screw them in with more screws.
To attach to the wall, we used large nails and drove them into studs. Then we just set the pallet on the nails and it seems to be holding quite well.
All you need to do now is plant your succulents in the mason jars, add your candles in the others, step back and enjoy!
Now that the large blank wall is filled to my liking, the living room is officially finished! Another room checked off in the renovation process. Stay tuned for a before and after post showing our progress!
What do you guys think? Am I crazy for hanging a pallet on the wall?!
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