5 Innovative Ways to Recycle Pallets

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This post is about Jessica the talented sister of the 2.

Almost 4 years ago, as a stay at home mom, Jessica became interested in finding innovative ways to add low cost furniture to her home.  She discovered a blog that posted free do it yourself furniture plans. She had the basic tools and the know how,  but the only wood she had was several pallets leftover from a recent demo job done on her home.

Jessica knew using her talents in creative ways to recycle pallets would meet her needs and quickly. She decided to try using the 1 x 6 boards to build a headboard. That one headboard turned out great and she ended up with headboards in every corner of her basement.Her husband, kept asking what she planned to do with all of these headboards, so a decision was made to try and sell them. Her husband thought she was nuts and his famous quote was “who’s going to buy these headboards made out of from pallets?”  The rest is history. To date Jessica has sold over 150 pieces of furniture and creative projects made from recycled pallets. What started out as a money saving recycle project, is now a lucrative business.

5 Innovative Ways to Recycle Pallets


One of our all time favorite ways to recycle pallets is in to pieces of Furniture. This chevron pattern headboard has been made for several customers and also adorns the master bedroom wall in Jessica’s home.

book shelves

One of the most popular ways to recycle pallets is book shelves. The book shelves can be painted any color to match your decor or you can keep them natural, whichever you prefer.

Eat Pallet Sign

Signs in any size to match any decor is another creative way to recycle pallets. Most of the signs are made from leftover pallet scraps and prettied up with paint.

wedding decor

Looking for ways to save money on Wedding Decor? Pallets just may be your answer. Signs, menus, guest books and even tables are perfect ways to recycle pallets and incorporate them into your wedding theme.

nail polish rack

I know not everyone has a nail polish collection like this, but if you do the Nail Polish Rack is the perfect way to organize in style. This rack is natural, but could easily be painted in the color of your choice.

chalk boards

Last spring we started making Chalkboards. These are simple to make and are the perfect gift item. You can make a pallet frame or recycle a picture frame. Paint a piece of plywood with chalkboard paint, staple the chalkboard to it’s frame and you are ready to go.

battery kiosk

You can’t find our recycled pallet items at Walmart  or Walmart, but you will find the NEW EcoAdvanced recycled Batteries. The NEW EcoAdvanced batteries are Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline ever. These innovative new batteries can last up to 12 years in storage. Perfect to have on hand for emergency situations.

Look for the battery kiosk near the checkout and pick up the EcoAdvanced battery for all of your AA and AAA devices.

energizer batteries

The Energizer EcoAdvanced AA and AAA batteries were just the right fit for a few of the items we use in pallet making and blogging. We rely on our flashlights, camera flash and remote controls to get us through the day and help keep the kids occupied, too.

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What about you? Do you use AA batteries anywhere in your home or have any innovative recycle ideas?

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Michele Brosius

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

10 thoughts on “5 Innovative Ways to Recycle Pallets

  • March 5, 2015 at 7:20 am

    The bookshelves and headboards are just beautiful. Extremely creative and just goes to show what can be achieved with creative talent and natures finest. Thanks for sharing.

  • March 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I like that the company has taken the environment into consideration with their batteries. I also like your pallet uses here. The nail polish holder is def. my fave!!

  • March 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I never knew you could use pallets for so many crafts and home projects! next time my work is giving them away, I am going to snag a couple to see what I can come up with!

  • March 9, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I really like the idea of using them as backing for open bookcases. Classes them up (in a country way) and really adds pizazz.

  • March 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love the look of weathered wood, and think it’s great that you’re able to repurpose old pallets into such beautiful things!! #client

  • August 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I need to buy a set of pallets to put some garage items on while we move. After the move I won’t need the pallets anymore. This website is really creative in what we can do with the pallets instead of just burning them as firewood. I wonder if my wife would like a set of hanging shelves for her makeup and other toiletries

    • August 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Pallets are so useful. I am glad to be able to repurpose them so they aren’t just sitting around. Thanks for stopping by.


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