I’ve done another pallet project—and I love how easy and pretty this rustic pallet caddy turned out. I hope you love it too.
My friend Gina (The Shabby Creek Cottage) challenged some friends to complete some pallet project ideas, be sure to check out the other ideas at the end of this article.
I took this pallet apart months ago, when I made a coffee table pallet tray, then put the rest of the boards in my storage shed.
- Pallet Boards (cut to size needed to fit your bottles)
- Pretty Bottles (I used blue beer bottles)
- Wire (I use 18 guage)
- Wood Glue
- Paint (I used chalk paint)
- Duckbill Deck Wrecker (or you can use a crow bar)
- Saw (I used a miter saw, but you can use a hand saw)
- Orbital Sander
- Drill (bits)
- Paint Brush
This video shows how easy it is to take pallets apart with my duckbill deck wrecker.
Look at the yummy boards that I collected from that pallet. When I heard Gina was doing a pallet project challenge, I decided to make a small caddy.
Sand Pallet Boards
I chose a few of the boards that seemed to be alike in size and color. The roughness of the pallet board was smoothed with my orbital sander.
Test for size
I knew I wanted to use these pretty blue (beer) bottles I got from my friend so I used the bottles to design the size of the centerpiece pallet caddy.
Glue and clamp pallet boards
I used three identical pieces of the pallet boards to make the base of the caddy centerpiece, securing them with Gorilla Wood Glue. A spare piece of pallet wood was used to separate the boards to make sure they were squared when they set up.
Drill hole for wire handle
I put two smaller boards together and drilled a hole through both of them at the same time to allow a wire handle.
More Gorilla Wood Glue was used to secure the end pieces, using clamps until everything was dry and secure.
Paint rustic caddy
I used Heirloom Traditions Paint (Buttermilk) to do a light coat over the inside and outside of the pallet box caddy. After painting it, I used a damp rag to wipe back some of the paint.
You can see I used some rusty old wire to make the handle for the centerpiece caddy, but then I did this...
EDITED TO ADD:
I updated the caddy with a twisted wire handle. It looks so much better, don't you think? You can see the tutorial for how I do it in my post Repurposed Loaf Pan Planter.
I love how pretty the blue bottles look in the rustic caddy centerpiece. This simple pallet project is very sturdy and it doesn’t have a single nail or screw holding it together. I love the clean look sans the screws.
How would you use this rustic caddy?
Have you seen my coffee cup holder made from a small pallet?
sharing here: Remodelaholic's Pallets a Plenty
More ideas to inspire you to make your own pallet project below or Click Here for more information about dismantling pallets.
I'm laughing right now because I make these boxes all the time! They are guaranteed to fly out of the booth. Very cool stuff at this party!
Love the caddy, the blue bottles and the yellow flowers.
All so pretty and rustic at the same time.
Love the coffee cup holder also.
Where do you go to get the free pallets at?
I just pick them up whenever I find them. I don't really have a "source" for pallets. Thanks for your sweet comment Sharleen.
I love me an awesome caddy, looks so great with the blue bottles! 🙂 Great job!
That coming from the Caddy Queen, it means a lot to me Mindi. Thank you!
My husband and I have been looking for more pallet wood projects and I absolutely love these little caddies. Perfect for gift giving!
So darling for any space or style. Thanks for sharing your talent. I am inspired by you.
Have a great week.
I love the white finish of this project! It especially is great for a more sping/summer rustic look! Your projects are always amazing!
love your caddy & the blue bottles!
Thank you Nova!
I hope you're enjoying our Spring weather.
I love your rustic caddy. There is just something so special about rustic wood and cobalt blue, then you added the beautiful yellow daffodils and wow just gorgeous. I love all of your pallet wood projects you are just so talented.
Ok this project is just awesome!! I love the blue bottles with it. So creative! Pinned!
Thanks so much Michelle.... a friend dropped by and recognized the blue bottles right away--he knows I don't drink so he had to ask where I got them. 🙂
thanks for pinning!
Thanks for pinning my rustic pallet caddy!
Love this project! These are so great and have so many uses!
Thanks so much Lindsay! I love your Pallet Wood Mud Kitchen!