DIY Picket Fence Decor
MAKE THIS PICKET FENCE DUPE THAT WILL BE PERFECT FOR YOUR SPRING OR EASTER DECOR. THIS PROJECT IS MADE COMPLETELY OUT OF PAINT STICKS MAKING IT SUPER BUDGET SAVVY
Have y’all ever looked at a random object & thought I can make something out of you… well that’s what happened to me in the middle of Lowes while I was staring down 5847598724 different shades of gray.
I saw the stack of paint sticks & new it was meant to be!
I have gotten so many questions about a picket fence I bought on sale from Michaels 3 springs ago, & its no longer available.
It was super cute & I really wanted another one for my spring/Easter tablescape, so I thought I would make a DIY version!
But I didn’t stop there, I had to have
For reference this list makes 1 large picket fence & 1 mini placemat!
- (1) Pack of 1 Gallon Paint Sticks
- (5) Packs of 5 Gallon Paint Sticks
- Hot Glue/Gorilla Glue
- Spray Paint
- Antique Glaze (preference)
Let’s start with our larger picket fence:
First I started off by cutting two 5 gallon paint sticks down for the back of the picket fence.
These will be the base of the fence, I wanted it as long as possible so I cut them right underneath the curved part.
Next, we are going to place (9) 5-gallon paint sticks along the base to get an idea of how you want them spaced.
For the larger picket fence, I attached the paint sticks with Gorilla Glue, but you could also use hot glue.
Start at the edge of your two base sticks & apply your first paint stick, hold it in place for 5 seconds.
Use something as a consistent spacer for in between each slat.
You want them to be even all the way down. I used a plastic container full of nails that were probably 1/2 an inch wide.
Continue to place the sticks using your spacer down the entire base.
Next, flip over your pick fence so we can add a diagonal strip to the back.
Measure & cut the last piece to length & apply it the same way.
After everything is attached its time to paint!
I used Rustoleum White Primer paint, but any paint will work.
Give your picket fence two coats, once they are dry you can leave it as it is or distress it using an antique glaze or stain!
DIY Spring Placemats
Now, let’s move onto the mini placemat picket fences.
For one placemat you will need to use (1) 1-gallon paintstick pack & 1 pack of 5-gallon paint pack
Start by cutting the base for your fence out of 2 of the 5-gallon paint sticks.
Make them long enough so they stick out a bit underneath a standard size plate.
For me, I just cut them right under the curved part again because I wanted them pretty wide.
Once your base is cut, start at the end & attaché your first 1-gallon paint stick with hot glue.
This time for a spacer I used a command strip.
Move along the entire base attaching your smaller paint sticks.
After they are all attached flip it over & measure where your last diagonal piece will go.
Cut it down to size & attach it the same way.
Once all your slats are attached paint it the same way.
I made a total of 6 placemats but I didn’t distress these ones.
How cute are these y’all?!
They are perfect for
They would also look great hanging on the wall or underneath a large candle!
Plus they cost less than a regular set of placemats!
I hope y’all love this DIY picket fence decor as much as I do if you want a step by step tutorial check out our YouTube Videos & leave me any questions y’all have!