Pallet Wood Wall Decor

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Today I’m happily participating in another thrift store challenge. These challenges are so much fun and rewarding and I look forward to them every month. Going to the thrift store is exciting for me; I think it’s the thrill of the hunt.  Check out my pallet wood wall decor idea below. It sure was a lot of fun to create. Then be sure to go check out all the other projects shown at the end. Enjoy!

thrift store challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative – Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Toni | Small Home Soul
Sue | A Purdy Little House – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled – Marie | DIY Adulation
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles – Denise | My Thrifty House
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Yamilette | The Latina Next Door

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

Pallet Wood Wall Decor

I’ve been holding on to this pallet wood sign for months now not knowing what I wanted to do with it. It caught my eye at the thrift store because it was so rustic and you know I love rustic farmhouse things. It cost $5.

pallet wood sign

Recently, I started thinking about spring decor and what I wanted to do with my front porch for the new season. I then remembered this sign and thought it would make a cute wall planter. Back to the thrift store I went looking for a basket or something I could put flowers into and attach to this pallet wood sign. I found the perfect thing, a metal bucket! It can’t be more perfect.

pallet wood planter decor

Pallet Wood Wall Decor Directions

The first thing I did was decide how I wanted to paint this pallet wood sign. I wanted a little more than just painting it all one color so stripes it was. I went to my stash of paint and found some samples that I had purchased at Lowe’s in the mis-tint clearance area. Perfect! I used a grey and a cream.

painted pallet wood sign

I applied two coats in each color, let dry and sanded the piece to create a more rustic look. I also added some cream paint to the bucket to add some interest.

wall planter

To hang I attached screws to the back and then strung heavy wire around them.

hanging a wood sign

Now, all that was left was to screw in a hook on the front to hang the bucket, add some flowers I got at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and I was done.

front porch

I’m thrilled with how it turned out. It’s always so great when a project turns out better than you imagined. And, wow, was it easy. I like easy. 

flower planter

To make your own pallet board sign simply cut fence board or pallet board into the lengths you would like. Line them up together and nail two cross pieces on the back to hold the pieces together.

How are you decorating your porch for spring? I would love to know. I’m always looking for new ideas.

We would love for you to pin this for us and share with all your friends.

Pallet Wood Planter DIY


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. Cute transformation! The basket looks great against the stripes. Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.

  2. This turned out beautifully! What a fun and frugal way to dress up your outdoors. I definitely need to make one for our front porch. Thanks for the great tutorial and tips!

  3. I love your ideas! Makes me wanna paint!

  4. Ha quedado muy bonito.

  5. I love this idea, it really makes your flower arrangement pop. So many great options for making stuff with free pallet wood, you nailed this one.

  6. Your signed turned out so cute! I love that you can easily swap out the flowers for different seasons.

  7. I love that bucket! Love your sign too. It’s a nice reminder of Spring. Pinned

  8. The sign looks so cute on the porch. I love grey and white. I’m thinking spring now. The bucket was the perfect addition.

  9. Love this! Perfect porch decor and those dried hydrangea are gorgeous!

  10. This is absolutely adorable and would work for any season. I love how you can switch it up and add in fresh blooms in the spring and greenery as christmas decor. Wonderful project. Thank you for sharing.

  11. This is the perfect touch and would look just as nice inside as it does outside. I can see you changing out the flowers based on the season.

  12. Your idea is perfect! What a cool find originally, but I love what you did with it even more by adding the bucket and hanging it outside!. Your doors are gorgeous btw 🙂 Pinning now, great job!

  13. What a great idea. I love it when you find the perfect elements and they all fit together! Now I want one. You make it look so easy though.

  14. This is such a great pallet sign! I love the addition of the metal bucket!

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