Looking for a fun eco-friendly project? You know those wood pallets you see outside of your favorite big box stores? Well, you can repurpose wood pallets into one of many unique wood pallet crafts.
Believe it or note, those wood pallets you see everywhere are quickly taking over the world. Over $400 billion worth of American trade is exported annually on wood pallets and containers worldwide. There are almost 2 billion wood pallets currently in circulation in the United States alone. That sure is a whole lot of pallets.
The bad news is that wood pallets consume half the country’s hardwood harvest, and represent 90% of the world’s shipping waste. The good news is that wood is renewable, recyclable, and reusable.
So what can we as consumers do to green a world full of excess wood pallets? We can repurpose them, of course!
Wood pallets should be reused whenever possible, but there are also several ways that they can be repurposed. Before we get to just how to do that, you may be curious how to take one of those babies apart. There’s a great tutorial here for taking apart a wood pallet with ease.
Are you ready to get creative? Here are several ways to repurpose wood pallets:
12 Super Fun Ways to Repurpose Wood Pallets
(Click on the links below for instructions!)
So don’t let those pallets continue to take over the world. Instead consider how you can repurpose wood pallets into one of these fabulous ideas.
By the way, if you have done any other creative wood pallet repurposing, leave a link to your ideas in the comments below!
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