What to do with leftover pallets…
A while back I wrote a post about all the cool projects friends made with the leftover pallets from our renovation. We saved some for ourselves too, and went back and forth with different ideas on what to do with them. Here is what we finally used them for.
We have a very large backyard and we love it. Last summer we put pavers down in the back section to make a sports area for the kids, and a sitting, fire pit area for the adults. However, a piece (a triangle really) of the neighbors yard sticks into the back corner of this section. This area of their yard is basically overgrown weeds. To section it off my husband used the bunch of pallets, leftover from our renovation, as a makeshift fence. It looked kind of cool and rustic, but he had an even better idea. He wanted to paint it to look like a flag. A pallet flag fence? I must admit, I was like,”huh, what”? I didn’t really see his vision, but he did, so I told him to go for it.
Here is how he did it. It is pretty self explanatory, but I’ll elaborate anyway.
- Buy some red, white, and blue paint.
- Lay all the pallets on the grass and start painting.
- Alternate red or white paint, and then paint 3 slats blue. We used 9 pallets and painted the first 4 with 3 slats of blue.
Once it was all painted and dried he put up the fence to see how it looked.
Not bad! But we both agreed that it needed stars to make it really look like a flag. So my husband cut out a star stencil and he got back to work.
To make them stand up my husband used t-posts, like these. He hammered them into the ground, and then put the pallets so the posts were in the middle. Like this below.
And viola, here is how it looks now….Not a bad way to use up all those old pallets.
What do y’all think?