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DIY pallet projects are always fun, and you would be surprised at just how creative pallet wood projects can be. Pallets are usually free, so they make a great low-cost way to make great home décor or useable furniture.

If you’re a beginner in the DIY world, projects with wood pallets are a great place to start because you don’t have to worry too much about blowing your budget if you make a mistake!

These 17 DIY pallet projects are a great way to spruce up any home. These are fun and easy pallet projects for both the inside of the home and outside.

How to Get Pallets for DIY Pallet Wood Projects

If you are wondering where to get old pallets, many times you can ask your local department stores or hardware shops. Sometimes they give away the wooden pallets that their products come on because they have no other use for them. Instead of throwing them away, they will often let people have them.

DIY Pallet Herb Garden from Pink When

pallet herb garden

This DIY herb garden is made from pallets and is simple to make. You can use the pallet to create an herb garden to grow your herbs.

Rustic Hand Towel Rack from Amanda Seghetti

Perfect for your farmhouse home or cottage, this rustic towel rack is one I made from a small piece of pallet wood and a hook. I cut a piece of pallet wood to my desired size, then sanded it to get rid of any splinters. I spray painted a standard towel/coat hook with rose gold spray paint, then drilled a hole to attach it to my board. Easy peasy, and the best part – it cost way less than the ones I could’ve bought!

(This project was so simple that I didn’t create a step by step tutorial post for it. If you think I need one, drop a comment and let me know!)

Easy Pallet Couch from The Boondocks Blog

Easy Pallet Couch

A fun and rewarding pallet project, this pallet sofa is the perfect addition to any porch or backyard set up. The perfect project for a beginner, and no tools required!

DIY Pallet Coffee Station from Our Crafty Mom

DIY Pallet Coffee Station

When you don’t have a lot of money, but you want some cute home decor and you have a little scrap wood – you can easily make something like this! A cool and kind of farmhouse style coffee station, this DIY pallet project will hold your coffee and coffee mugs.

This has a bit of a rustic look, but it’s easy to customize to fit your kitchen colors and decor too!

Backdrops, Settings, and Pallet Furniture from K’Mich Wedding Soiree Blog

wooden pallet project ideas

Pallets can be used in creative ways for easy pallet projects for events. These pallet projects include backdrops, furniture, and more for weddings and special occasions.

Even if you aren’t getting hitched, there are lots of ideas here to give you inspo for your home! I could see #4 in someone’s garden, and #6 definitely belongs on a patio!

Wood Pallet Towel Rack from Sustain My Craft Habit


A charming farmhouse style towel rack, this project uses leftover wood pallets and some basic tools to create a functional towel rack that will look great in any room. It is similar to the hand towel hanger I created, but much more “farmhouse-y” than rustic, and with extra details and cuteness.

Now I’m thinking I want a towel rack like this in my own bathroom!

Pallet Coffee Table from Wooden Pallet Projects

Pallet Coffee Table

A fun pallet project with an easy tutorial, this coffee table is the perfect addition to any home and is easily put together with leftover pallets you may have or find.

The original table had a natural wood look, but was later updated with this white paint. Both are beautiful and very easy options!

DIY Pallet Fence from An Off Grid Life

Pallet Fence

If you are looking to go bigger with your DIY pallet projects, this tutorial on how to build a pallet fence is a great start. This idea is particularly amazing if you have any idea how expensive fences can be!!

Mud Kitchen made with Pallets from The Gingerbread House

Mud Kitchen made with Pallets

This mud kitchen is made from leftover pallets and makes for a simple project that can be used for outside play. Get the kids involved with the design to make this project that much more fun!

Wood Pallet Coat Rack from Greta’s Day

Wood Pallet Coat Rack

Another fun farmhouse look, this functional coat rack is made from reclaimed wood pallets and has storage on top.

I love this project as is, but I can already envision many similar uses with a few minor tweaks! Bookshelf with coat or bookbag storage, a bathroom towel rack with magazine storage on top, or even a place in the kitchen to store cookbooks and hang your aprons! The possibilities are endless!

DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf from Cook Eat Go

DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf

An easy project for beginners, this laundry shelf is made from pallets and is a great way to keep your laundry room organized. I’m just sad my laundry room isn’t big enough for this frugal and useful project! It could make a great organizer for outdoor toys though.

DIY Pallet Sandbox from Wooden Pallet Projects

DIY Pallet Sandbox

A super easy pallet project, this sandbox is a great addition to the backyard and kids will have a blast playing in it. Just be sure to check your shipping pallets before building to make sure the wood doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals.

A few other DIY pallet projects from the Amanda Seghetti blog:

Rustic Farmhouse Shutters

farmhouse shutters DIY tutorial

These functional and attractive farmhouse shutters made from pallet wood are a great way to add character to your home (without breaking the bank).

Check out my tutorial with detailed instructions and lots of great tips for you to recreate this in your own home!

Farmhouse Angel Tree Topper

DIY angel tree topper

This farmhouse style angel makes a beautiful topper for your Christmas tree. Made of pallet wood and only a few other materials, this DIY project is a great way to create budget-friendly decor for the holidays.

Keep it simple or add some extra touches for a little flair!

DIY Raised Garden Bed Using Pallets

use long pallet boards for raised garden bed

This simple and budget friendly DIY pallet planter box cost me $0 and is easy enough for a beginner to build! This was one of my first wood pallet projects, and is the perfect way to add a little gardening space if you don’t have a large yard.

I think I need to build a pallet compost bin as my next garden project!

DIY Herringbone Laundry Table

finished diy laundry table

Made of pallet wood and a few other materials, this farmhouse-style laundry table is a beautiful way to encourage yourself to fold laundry. And while this pallet table was created for my laundry room, with a few tweaks you could build your own table to enjoy in your living room too!

DIY Pallet Wall

finished diy pallet wall in laundry room makeover

Why not use free pallets to create a rustic accent wall? Another great laundry room addition, this pallet wall will turn your drab laundry room into your favorite space in your home.

Check out all of our DIY tutorials and home projects here!

I hope you have found lots of creative wood pallet project ideas that you can try in your home. Whether you start with a single pallet and a simple project or jump in with a plan to build patio furniture and a garden shed out of pallets, I’m sure you’ll be happy with with whatever you create!

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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.

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