Steal this Idea: Pallet Container Garden

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial.

Today's idea is such a great way to reuse something found in the trash AND clever in its own right for maximizing small urban gardens. Despite having a black thumb, I was still drawn to Life on the Balcony, a blog packed with gardening ideas for those short on space.

Pop over to Life on the Balcony for all the details.

postscript: *When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!

**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!


  1. this is amazing! What a great way to bring a little greenery to a balcony - I know i could use some at my place for sure!

  2. Alandval20116:16 PM

    I wonder if succulents could hold up in that kind of set-up....anybody?  Anybody who knows more about gardening than me?? (which is literally anybody)
    It's SUPER cute, I'm anxious to try it!

  3. MrsLimestone6:39 PM

    I know less than nothing about gardening but I think they would survive because they have very shallow roots.

  4. Allison Fannin9:36 PM

    Oh wow, this looks fabulous! Such a great idea!!

  5. KELLY LOKEY12:25 AM

    Love this idea! We own a construction recycling and processing center, we have so many pallets stacked up, I will definitely suggest this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love it!  I think that even *I* (with the very black thumb) could do something like this!  

  7. elizabeth@themustardceiling12:38 PM

    Such a great idea!  I'm headed over to check it out now.

  8. A very special idea!! Saving a lot of space as well.

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  9. Being a big-time succulent grower I think succulents would actually love this.  As MrsL said, they need very little soil and great drainage.  Some succulents you can get away with just misting them with water.  Most varieties also have some type of overhang and draping tendency, so I think they would look really pretty!  Stack two of these pallets, one on top of the other, and you could have a wall of plants!

  10. huntoon6:58 PM

    This is a cool idea but I would add that pallets are already reused regularly. In fact, I suspect that by creating this garden you promote the need for a new pallet to be built. Maybe if you were to use a very old an broken one, you wouldn't create a new need.

  11. We just finished a major landscape renovation and I was irritated that our mason left a pallet on the side of my house...until seeing this! How cute. Now I just need to figure out where...

  12. MrsLimestone8:12 PM

    I see what you mean but not all pallets get recycled.  I've seen lots of them in the regular trash. 

  13. MrsLimestone8:13 PM

    Ive never made anything with a pallet before but no everytime I see one, I scream out "pallet".  My husband is very concerned. haha :P

  14. Kelly@TearingUpHouses10:07 PM

    a vertical garden!  it almost looks like a furry wall.  i like!


  15. Really great idea. Congratulations are verynice.

  16. I'll definitely be knocking up a few of these for a small space in my city centre garden. Will do nicely for hiding ugly expanses of concrete block walls. Thanks.

  17. Livinia3:17 PM

    Love this idea - thanks for passing it along.

  18. This is awesome!  What a unique way to reuse pallets AND bring a little foliage to a small space.  Thanks for sharing!

  19. reilynndesigns2:13 PM

    I found this on pintrist- I LOVE it! Such an amazing idea for small space gardening!


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