The easy pocket method
This vertical pallet planter was the first project we did together as Upcycle That. Completed over a year ago, the succulents have had time to settle in. This is a great project. As you will see, pallets and succulents work well together.
This vertical pallet planter can be tackled at an intermediate upcycling level. You have to be prepared to sand, but there is no nailing/sawing/drilling required. Your main weapon of choice will be a staple gun.
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The first step is to source a pallet, sand and paint it. Pallet wood is quite rough so we recommend using a sanding block or electric sander. Once you’ve sanded, treat the wood as per your preference. We chose a glossy russet brown stain for this project.
Measure your pocket tray lengths. You will notice that the front of the pallet has 7 beams, and the back only 4. So, pockets 1 and 2 will connect to back beam 1. Pockets 3 and 4 to back beam 2. Pockets 5 and 6 to back beam 3. Pocket 7 will be created at the end of the project when you wrap the back, sides and bottom of the pallet like a present.
Measure the width of the pallet compartments. Both sides of the pallet compartments should be the same, but it doesn’t hurt to check.
Once you’re done measuring, cut your landscaping fabric to size.
You can now stand stand your vertical pallet planter up against a wall and put soil in the pockets.