This Pinterest challenge was actually my husband's idea. I showed him some pins of things that have been created with pallets and it had him dying to create something of his own. He initially wanted to make shelves with a reclaimed pallet to hang above our new buffet [post about this DIY project coming soon], but I wasn't feeling it. We already have a clock that I brought before we even moved into our house that I found at Target that I'm in love with and I didn't want to move it at all. So, I decided that they would make great flower boxes that would accessorize our deck and he was all in.
He took one pallet and used a skill saw to make cuts across the 3 beams.
We sanded them with medium sandpaper and painted them with Clark + Kensington Beach House Blue - 1052.
I put plastic in the inside of the boxes since the boards aren't completely flush to prevent soil from coming out of the bottom.
I used a mixture of Black Kow compost and lime to plant my Wave Petunias. I have purchased Wave Petunias for the past 5 years and they spread like a wild fire without much maintenance and I've always used just regular soil, so I can only imagine how they will do with the compost and lime.
I then added Martha Stewart chalkboard labels to add some of my own flava.
Here's the cost breakdown:
Pallet - free
Nails - free
Paint - free [Ace Hardware has been giving this stuff away on Satudays...score!]
Martha Stewart Chalkboard Labels - $3.99
Compost/Lime - free [from what I previously purchased for my garden]
(4) Wave Petunias - $3.99 ea. at Lowe's $15.96
Total Project Cost: $19.95