DIY Projects with Planks & Pallets

Have you ever wondered how so many people make such cool projects out of wood? Wooden planks! Planks are just pallets of wood that are easy to find and perfect for simple DIY projects. There are dozens of ways to use wooden pallets, and we have a few projects that are sure to add a special touch to your home décor. To assemble the projects shown, you will need wooden pallets, wood glue, large nails, a wood finishing stain, and tools such as a hammer or drill.

A collage wall is always a good idea if you’re trying to fill an empty wall, but why not do a photo ledge instead? Photo ledges give you the option to switch pictures around without having to worry about ruining the whole wall arrangement. The ledge shown in the photo below was constructed from 3 different sized wood planks, and put together with wood glue and screws. Once it was assembled, it was then coated with a finishing stain to give it that driftwood look. For the complete tutorial, checkout the Source link below!

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     Need a centerpiece somewhere in your home? Make your own custom vase centerpiece with wood planks! Glass and wood are two materials that combine very well together, and we absolutely love this glass bottles and wood vase! The design is very simple and fairly easy to recreate. With a few wood pallets, glass bottles, assembling tools, and your favorite flowers, you’ll have the ultimate centerpiece for your dining room table. The source link will give you all the information you need to build it.

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     This next project is a simple way to incorporate wood planks in a chandelier that you can use to brighten a space in your home or patio! For this DIY, there are only a few simple steps to follow. You will need to first find a wood plank in the size desired, rope for 4 corners, metal hooks, metal chains, and mason jars. Attach the rope to the plank by drilling holes in all 4 corners and tying knots in the rope through the holes. You will also need to screw in the metal hooks so that the jars have something sturdy to latch onto. Once the plank is ready, you can begin to attach the chains onto the mason jars with a hot glue gun. Then input candles or your desired light source into the jars. Now that everything is assembled, you can hang the jars from the hooks on the plank, and tie the ropes above the space where you want the chandelier to be placed.planks adn pallets3


    Now that you have a few wooden plank ideas, you can start creating your own products! We hope you’ve enjoyed our DIY projects and have a blast making your own!


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Best Indoor Plants for Your Home

Let’s just admit it. We all don’t have that green thumb. Most of us don’t have time to really work towards bettering ourselves with plants. We’ve put together a list of the best plants for us busy bees that need less attention and care but still look pretty.

1. Sansevieria



This plant has sharp, pointy leaves with more of a manly feel. Most plants/flowers work better in a feminine space, but this particular is great for men. It does need to be placed in bright indirect light, and it doesn’t need to be watered too often. Just check on it every so often.

2. Pachira Aquatica



This plant is taller than the others and very substantial. It is thought of as a money tree and brings growth to the home. Keep it in bright light but not in direct sunlight. For the responsibilities, you have to give it a large dose of water and let it dry out, and then, repeat. It’s a very simple, easy plant to take care of, and it also brings great energy into the home.

3. Succulents



These babies come in a variety of colors, and they’re nearly impossible to kill. This is all of our best option when it comes to keeping the plants alive. The soil needs to be dry most of the time, and make sure it has plenty of light.

4. Cacti 



These plants give off a chill, cool California vibe. Make sure they’re placed in pots that allow plenty of drainage. This is another plant that does not need to be watered often.

5. Aloe Vera



Aloe Vera cleans the air! Bring this into you’re home and you’ll be feeling even better just in a general day-to-day way. It is very much a statement plant and brings health into a room. Make sure it has tons of sunlight, and don’t over do the watering. It needs water, but just water it infrequently.

6. Fiji Palm



These plants are a bold touch! This plant is another plant that truly makes a statement. It needs warm temperatures and shade to survive. Water it every so often, but it’s a simple plant and will be easy to take care of.

When shopping for plants, keep in mind the responsibilities, how much effort each of them requires, the space it will be going in, the light rays in that spot, and the feel of the room Like we aid, keep it simple and easy, and your plant most definitely will not die!


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