Learn how to take small clay pots and display them as a pallet wall planter!
Not only has this turned out so stinkin’ cute, but I’m able to use 12 pots for plants without using up valuable plant shelf space.
It started with my son and daughter-in-law giving me this set of 12 tiny clay pots as one of my birthday gifts. They each painted 4 pots for me, and left me 4 to paint myself. I think that is the sweetest, most thoughtful gift.
While painting my 4 pots, my mind was busy figuring out how to display them. I knew that if I put them on a shelf together, some would be hidden. I was thinking about making step shelves for them. Then it hit me. Hang them on a pallet! I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I liked that idea because it would fill an empty wall space where there are a lot of windows.
Since the pots are so tiny, 3 inches tall, I wanted plants with short roots. So off I went to a nursery and purchased 12 tiny cacti and succulents. Then I went to Hobby Lobby to look over the selection in their wood craft area. I purchased this narrow pallet hoping it would work. It’s about 24″ long x 7.5″ wide.
I used twine to tie them onto the slats. The lip of the pots keep them from falling through. I drilled holes for the center pots in the 2 middle slats to thread the twine through.
Here you can see a knot on the back of the pallet. This was a two man project. Hubby held the pallet up for me, while I tied the pots into place. I admit that I harassed my husband to death by constantly asking him if he was holding the pallet tight. I was so afraid he was going to get distracted by me tying them on. He was a trooper and held it firmly the whole time.
There’s another advantage to tying them on with twine. I can slip the pot up and out if I need to replace a plant.
Note: the pots have drainage holes that I covered with a piece of coffee filter, so the dirt wouldn’t come out. Also, I am so careful about watering cacti and succulents, that water won’t be draining out of the pots.
I love it! Not only does it add some bright color to an empty sliver of wall, but it’s also special to my heart.
I hope this inspires you to try a pallet wall planter!