Here are twenty easy-to-follow designs ranging from coffee tables and wine racks to decorative wall art, all with step-by-step and clear full-color photographs. It’s perfect for do-it-yourselfers looking for simple and creative ways to decorate their homes.

Wooden shipping pallets have found an unlikely second life: beautiful, handcrafted home décor without the designer price. The DIY market has long been drawn to refurbishing furniture and interior design on a budget, but easily accessible wood pallets have opened up all-new and inspiring ways to personalize a home in an eco-friendly, low-cost way. The projects here will amaze and inspire:

  • Hanging Shelf
  • End Table
  • Bench
  • Bar
  • Headboard
  • Deck Chair
  • Wall-Hanging Mason Jar Organizer
  • Pallet-Mounted Bottle Opener
  • Wall-Mounted Coat Rack
  • Sconces
  • Door Handle Serving Tray
  • Pallet Arrow Wall Art
  • Outdoor Flower Box
  • Flower Arrangement Centerpiece
  • Clothes Pin Picture Frame
  • And more!

Until recently, upcycling required crafters to hunt for goods and furniture at yard sales and online, and many refurbishing books could only offer tips for specific pieces. With wooden pallets, the scope of the project is boundless, and warehouses and stores are happy to give them away for free. What was once a scavenger hunt and test of skill for experienced DIYers can now be an easy weekend project for even the newest of crafters.