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Getting the Most out of Delivery Pallets

Nearly anything can be done with pallets, so why not make the most of these versatile blocks of wood and find inspiration for your home and child's bedroom.
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Getting the Most out of Delivery Pallets

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Nearly anything can be done with pallets, so why not make the most of these versatile blocks of wood and find inspiration for your home and child's bedroom.

Shipping is a great way to utilize pallets for safe delivery. Making furniture is a great way to utilise pallets after they’ve been used to ship goods, and decorating is a great way to utilise pallets after they’ve been disassembled to make furniture. Nearly anything can be delivered on pallets, from engine parts to a child’s bunk bed assembly. Nearly anything can be done with pallets, so why not make the most of these versatile blocks of wood and find inspiration for your home and child's bedroom. 

Decorating for your kid’s room is fun. Just watch and see how you can transform a simple bed into a wonderland of imagination where mythical creatures, heroes and heroines rule. There are many ways you can enhance a child’s room with creative furniture and inviting colors.  Once you have chosen a grand design for your child to grow, to play and to love there are tons of cool projects using simple items and even recyclables that you can make to enhance any child’s room. 

Where will you look for ideas and inspiration?

The internet is awash with great design ideas and amazing do-it-yourself guides. Getting involved and making your own decorations, even something really simple can light that creative spark and give you many more ideas. We’re not all expert builders and maybe some things won’t end up looking like in the picture, but you’ll have made it and you’ll definitely feel proud. Besides, the more you do yourself the better you’ll get at it. 

Project with your kids

DIY for child's room is a great way to involve your kids in doing something creative with their own spaces. Children love making things, so projects are a great way to spend time with your children. DIY and recycling projects can also teach your children a valuable lesson on the benefits of recycling and helping the planet. Here are just a few simple ideas for getting you (and your little ones) started on having fun - making cool things for your kid’s bedroom.

Fun,  funky storage

Still have some of those paint tins you used to paint your kid’s room’s walls? Great, why not buy some more paint, watercolors will do this time! Any colors you and your child like. Put some old newspaper down or dustsheets down and paint the old paint tins in different colors. Put them up on the wall (this part should be done by a parent or responsible adult supervisor) and you have yourself colorful, fun storage for toys and knickknacks. Add cans and vegetable boxes to the same wall for a cool variety of shapes.

Indoor swing

Check in with your local hardware store or even supermarket on where you might find or buy a used pallet for cheap. Ask for quarter sized or small pallet. You'll probably need to sand it down beforehand. Leftover wall paint will work nicely for colour. Next, you’ll need a drill with a thick drill-bit to make a hole through each of the four corners of the pallet - top and bottom. A sturdy and thick rope will be used to pull through the four holes of the left side of the pallet, knot the bottom of the rope securely to the bottom of the pallet at the front and back ends. Then do the same on the right side. Use two strong wall hooks to hold your new pallet-swing from the ceiling. 

Give furniture character

You’ll love this idea for an easy and fun way to spruce up your child’s bedroom. Buy some wacky socks or use your child’s used socks. Match, mismatch, whatever you prefer - pull the socks up over the feet of a chair, a table - anything with legs and voila! Funky foot furniture sorted.

These were just some examples of the creative ways in which you and your child can make, design and build together. Have fun and you’ll never run out of ideas. Use pallets in any number of creative ways from making a vertical garden to swings for indoor and outdoor fun!

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