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Pallet hanger

Go green and upcycle an old wooden pallet into this crafty potted plant display.

Build a colourful pallet hanger for your garden pots

You will need:  A clean wooden pallet, paintbrushes, 8 x plastic pot hangers with screws, Resene Waterborne Woodsman testpots of Resene Driftwood, Resene Grey Green, Resene Silvered Grey, Resene Skywater and Resene Totem Pole, Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Tamarind, screwdriver, tape measure, 8 x terracotta pots planted with seasonal colour.

Top tip:  If your wooden pallet is a bit weathered, treat it first with Resene Moss & Mould Killer followed by Resene Timber and Deck Wash.

More ideas:  This pallet hanger is perfect for a changing display of seasonal potted annuals or bulbs – simply replace the pots with new ones each season. It would also make a great home for potted herbs, strawberries or even small succulents. Add extra colour by painting the terracotta pots to complement each stained strut.

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 Step one
Apply two coats of Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Tamarind to all but the front struts of the pallet, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 2 Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Grey Green to the first strut and allow to dry.
Step 3 Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Silvered Grey to the second strut and allow to dry.
Step 4 Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Totem Pole to the third strut and allow to dry.
Step 5 Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Driftwood to the fourth strut and allow to dry.
Step 6 Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Skywater to the fifth strut and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply a second coat of each colour to the struts and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Lean the pallet against a wall and fix the top row of pot hangers 100mm down from the top edge, as shown.
Step 9 Step nine
Fix the second row of pot hangers 450mm down from the top edge, as shown.
Step 10 Step ten
Fix the third row of pot hangers 800mm down from the top edge, as shown.
Step 11 Step eleven
Hang a planted terracotta pot on each of the pot hangers.
Details of planks Details of planks

Words and photos by Mark Rayner

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