Pallet wood in the crafter community is something of a holy grail. There are so many things you can build with this material – the ideas are endless – from furniture to decor accents and art. What’s also great about pallets is that using them for your projects you don’t need special crafting skills and even beginners can do it.

That’s why we want to show you 18 amazing DIY pallet project ideas that you can easily build for your home decor. We made sure these tutorials are easy to follow and you can get adorable rustic decor items for your home with little effort.

Pallet Sofa

When it comes to building your own furniture, the idea can seem intimidating and complicated, to begin with. But if you keep things simple, as this tutorial shows, you can easily build a small sofa from pallet wood.

Blanket Ladder

If a sofa is too complicated to begin your first pallet project, this blanket ladder is a piece of cake. Check out how to nail pallet wood together and get a trendy decor piece.

Pallet Trunk

If you like rustic decor, this piece of furniture is all about it. It’s simple to build, yet very functional – serving as a storage unit as well as a bench. It can find home in your entryway or even bedroom at the end of the bed.

Pallet Plaques

Decorating empty wall space with pallet art of your own making is the dream of every crafty homeowner. And while there are many ways to build a picture frame, check out this very easy pallet plaque as an option to display pictures.

Pallet Mug Rack

This mug rack is a whole coffee station with ample space to hang your cups as well as store your coffee condiments. It is quite an easy project to build on a carefree weekend.

Over the Sink Shelf

When it comes to simple ideas, this is as simple as it gets but it is ingenious nonetheless. How do you get more storage space in the kitchen? Simple – build an over the sink shelf from pallet wood.

Pallet Bench

Build an easy DIY pallet sofa with hidden storage


Once you finish a few smaller projects with pallet wood, try something more challenging, such as this bench. While it’s still not too complicated, you can get a piece of furniture which looks quite high grade.

Coat Hanger

Doesn’t this coat hanger look nice? The clean rustic style is quite charming and you can have it at your own home too. Follow the instructions closely.

Pallet Desk

If your home office needs a makeover but you can’t afford expensive furniture, build it yourself. After all, this pallet desk looks absolutely unique and charming with lots of character.

Pallet Peg Board

This project may be the easiest on the list but it’s also full of charm. If you want just a small accent of pallet wood in your decor, use this small board as a hanger for small items. Masonry nails work great as hooks to complete the rustic look.

Stenciled Pallet Signs

Recently we’ve published a post about farmhouse signs and pallet wood has made an often appearance there as the perfect material. Here’s another project to follow along that theme – stenciled pallet signs.

Spoon Pallet Wood Rack

As pallets bring a lot of character to home decor, it’s time to move it up a notch with whimsical accents. Use old spoons as hooks to get a unique coat rack that will become the focal point of your decor.

Tree Shelf

While this shelf design is pretentious, it is quite an easy project. If you think your home decor can benefit from a display shelf like this, it will be a fun little project to build.

Wine Rack

We’ve seen these lovely DIY wine racks all over Pinterest for a long time so it’s about time we’ve found instructions for one. Here’s how to build you very own pallet wood wine rack.

Wall Rack with Storage

An easy tutorial for a DIY wall rack with storage from pallet wood


Finally, another coat rack design for your choice. This version is compact and comes with glove storage. It’s a cute option if you want something minimal and easier to build.

Pallet Living Wall

Having houseplants or fresh herbs growing on a big portion of a wall is quite a trendy new way to add greenery to your decor. It brings rustic home in a new charming way and it’s a great way to freshen up your surroundings. Check out the tutorial for instructions on how to build it.

Toddler Pallet Bed

If you have toddlers in your family, this pallet bed is a great project to build something for them. The bed is quite easy to make from wood of just two pallets. Your kids will love the warm rustic theme in their room as well. Follow the tutorial for easy instructions.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical window blinds made from pallet wood is a great rustic decor accent as well as a terrific way to give yourself more privacy from the outside. The project is fairly easy to complete and there’s a detailed tutorial for you to follow.

Pallet Wood Wall Rack

All you need is a couple of pallet wood planks and some nautical hooks to create this rustic wall rack. You can use the hooks of any other style as well but the key is maintaining that rustic look for the best home decor benefit. Check out the tutorial to see this project in more detail.