Having the perfect backyard is something most of us strive for. It takes a lot of work to envision it all coming together and you may even hire a professional to help with the landscaping and deck build.
Try These Striking DIY Fence Decorations
Making your yard an extension of your home and personality means that it is also important to put your own stamp on your private retreat. Here are some ways to express your creativity and build some visual interest with the following DIY fence decorations to try to take your plain yard and make it into something really special.
Mount as many colourful plates are you can fit on your fence and you will have a conversation starter and something fun and playful on your fence. Vary the size and style of the plates and you will always find something new to appreciate when you admire your fence. This one of many DIY fence decorations to try is limited only to finding unique plates, consider scouring garage sales, dollar stores and antique stores.
Take old chipped mugs and hang them on the top of fence posts. This is a traditional way to decorate a fence in the Czech Republic and it looks really unique. If you are like most of us, you will have an assortment of mugs and so your fence will reflect who you are perfectly.
A star with five points is quite easy to find and is often found hung outside of the home. To make this look your own spray paint it the colour of your choosing to have it as an accent on your fence. From a style perspective consider a bold colour such as red, blue or yellow to create a statement. Better Homes showcases how to make this look tie into your outdoor décor.
Tin Can Flowerpots
Paint a tin can and mount it on your fence post. Poke some small holes in the bottom of the can with a drill, which will be used for drainage. Add some soil and a small potted flower and you will have a small beautiful curiosity in your yard.
Mount empty frames on a fence. To create visual interest, gather several frames of varying sizes in a cluster and nail to your fence. Paint the frames a uniform colour to bring some cohesiveness to this one of many DIY fence decorations to try. This focal point is unique and will add some character to your backyard oasis.
Tea light Birdfeeder
Take an old tea light candle holder and mount it on your fence. Instead of adding candles to the glass cups pour some birdfeed into it and you have an instant birdfeeder. There is nothing nicer in the Spring than to look outside and see the birds you have attracted to your yard.
If you have any old windows lying around your property or see someone getting rid of their windows you should consider attaching them to your fence and putting a small flower box underneath it for a point of interest and a unique setting for some pretty flowers in your yard. There are so many uses for old windows, but this is just one mentioned by Remodelaholic.
Potted Plant Shadow Boxes
Make or buy some wooden shelves that you affix to your fence. Choose different sizes and then add some different plants, flowers, cacti or herbs inside of the shelves to create a cute shadow box that is interesting and creative. It is easy to take plants out as needed or rearrange as you desire.
Consider hanging your herb garden on your fence where your herbs are up closer to the sunlight that they need to thrive. There are many types of herb garden ideas, but almost all of them can be hung up on your fence where they become a point of interest.
Hang signs or affix messages on your fence. Consider making your sign with some rope and a rustic piece of discarded wood. You can paint the message of choice on your sign such as: This way to the pool, welcome, home.
If there is an artist, either amateur or professional in the home then consider using some of your fence as a canvas and have a picture painted on it. Consider some interesting flowers or a painting of a landscape or a room. You are only limited by your imagination as Working artist decorating explains.
This creative idea will make sitting in your outdoor oasis full of wonderment and is featured in Country Living’s article on backyard ideas. Drill small holes in your fence and insert marbles to each hole. The sunlight will shine through in all the colours of your marbles. Just be sure your neighbour is on board with this decoration as a fence is a shared property line.
Solar lights have grown in popularity as they are low maintenance and take care of themselves. Install some solar lights to the top of your fence posts and they will provide some lovely lighting around the perimeter of your property at nighttime.
Lattice for Climber Plants
Buy some old fashioned lattice and plant a climbing plant to make DIY fence decorations, which will grow up the lattice and create a beautiful addition to your garden which extends upwards. Popular flowers are: clematis, lilac solanum crispum and wisteria are among a few options.