From trash to treasure

I’m always on the prowl for new projects to start and this upcycling bonanza was a goodie! I turned two pallets, that were trash-bound, into a pretty flower display for my front garden.

I spotted two pallets exactly the same size next to a skip and made a dash for them. There was hope for these two beauties!

I chose a paint good for wood and painted them both.


I then stood them both up, and put them on top of each other so the slats were all going in the same direction. Drilled a plank of wood across the join on both sides so they could stand on top of eachother.

I then sourced 8 buckets hooks and planted little flowers in each one. I found the buckets on ebay, super cheap from China, under a pound each plus free p&p!

I attached all the buckets et voila! An uber cute front garden display that welcomes you into my home.


Now a top tip for anyone who is interested in upcycling pallets, never pay for pallets. Sneaky so n’ so’s sell them on ebay, amazon or gumtree. Keep your eyes peeled, and you’ll see they’re everywhere when you’re out and about. Houses being renovated, outside shops or factories or skips. Most people, particularly skip renters are overjoyed with you taking pallets as there’s more space in the skip for more junk! It’s probably best to always ask just incase 🙂