6 DIY Pallet Furniture Tutorials


It is estimated that 2 billion shipping pallets are in use every day in the U.S. alone, so it is inevitable that some lay abandoned. Why not use them to make something awesome? Following are 6 DIY pallet furniture ideas to add some pizzazz -- and practicality -- to your outdoor living space. Some of these might even enhance your indoor living space too!   #1 - DIY Pallet Furniture Table & Chairs Set View the photo tutorial with all the steps required to build a … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Raised Bed Garden


Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than to start your own garden in a raised bed? Raised beds are super easy to build and last for many, many, hassle-free years if you select the proper construction materials. Let us show you how easy and fun it can be... … [Read more...]

Guerrilla Gardening: 5 Fun and Easy Gardening Projects To Try

Starting your own garden is much easier than you might think. You don't have to dive in head first and attempt to grow all of your own food. Having even a small container garden with easy to grow herbs is incredibly rewarding! It's supposed to be a relatively pleasant weekend for most of the U.S., so check out these easy and fun gardening ideas. Any of them would make great projects for the weekend.   … [Read more...]

Upcycle A Shipping Pallet Into An Awesome Shoe Rack


Upcycling is SO much more fun than recycling. Upcycling is taking something that has outlived its intended usefulness and gets converted into something even more awesome. One of our favorite things to upcycle here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green are shipping pallets! Israeli designers, Junk+Ion, are absolute masters at upcycling shipping pallets and other everyday items into wonderfully useful pieces of art and furniture, like the pallet shoe rack you see here. (Hat tip: … [Read more...]

3 Free Container Garden Plans Using Reclaimed Pallets


It's already the middle of May and you realize you never got around to starting that container garden you planned on this year. Don't worry! It's not too late to start it! June isn't too late to start it! If you're going to be starting your own container garden, why not make your garden planters for FREE from reclaimed wooden pallets? Here are 3 great plans to choose from...   … [Read more...]

DIY Shipping Pallet Patio Furniture… And How To Not Die From It


Looking for some snazzy, comfy, and eco-friendly patio furniture? If so, then you've probably been SHOCKED by the price tag while you've been out shopping. I sure have been! If you do, indeed, find yourself in that boat with me, check out this incredible how-to on building your own patio furniture from shipping pallets. ...and a few need-to-know tips to help you not die from it (because I hear that's pretty important). … [Read more...]