I really really REALLY like this pallet project! And the best part is that you can change out the flowers depending on the season! For this project I used the same sized mini pallets as my previous post. They’re 18 x 24 inches. The pallet was not chemically treated (the letters “MB” were not stamped anywhere) and was therefore safe to use in the house.
My first steps for this project were identical to my previous pallet coat hanger post. I first used an electric sander followed by some hand sanding. Next, I applied a primer-sealer coat to the entire surface.
After letting the primer-sealer coat dry, I applied white interior water-based paint to only the front side of the pallet boards. One coat was plenty and it made these boards stand out from the rest of the primer-painted parts of the project (accidental alliteration!)
While letting the paint dry I selected five glass jars of random shapes, sizes and brands to serve as my flower holders. I then took metal wire, wrapped it around the jars twice, and twisted it so it stayed tightly around the top of the jar. I left probably a good three inches extra after cutting the wire so I had enough to hook around the safety picture hangers I attached to the back of the pallet.
It only took the paint an hour or two to dry. Once the paint was dry I decided the five places I wanted my jars to hang on the pallet display. I decided two at the top, top on the bottom and one in the middle looked the best. I marked the placements with a pencil on the back of the boards and hammered in five safety picture hangers. There is an example of what the hanger looks like above.
Next I took my jars and twisted the excessive wire around the hangers. You can adjust the wire according to how you want the jars to hang. I liked using this method to attach the jars because it’s removable. I want to be able to easily change water and flowers in the jars.
This is what my pallet looked like with all the jars attached. Notice I didn’t put any jars on the bottom board. I found it much easier to just sit an additional jar in front of the pallet rather than try and attach it to the board.
And the rest of this project is very simple! Just sit the pallet next to something it can learn against for support, (just in case!) add water, an additional vase to sit at the bottom and arrange flowers. I love it so much! I chose some optimistically spring flowers here arranged by my florist-minded mom (she’s way better at selecting and arranging flowers than me!). Flowers bring so much life to a room!