Monday, June 9, 2008

~ A Sticky Fence ~


My excuse for being away so long is my endless amount of gardening. Our property is so full of eyesores that every spring it feels as if it's futile trying to make a dent in it all.

But alas, we have accomplished a bit. I made a couple of these cute little stick fences last year around a couple of small gardens. They were destroyed over winter so I thought I'd document making them again for you all.
I'm really not into the plastic edging you can find to adorn your gardens. Besides, I'm cheap and don't want to spend any money. This little fence is free, and easy.

Lets make it together shall we....

You need a pile of sticks, long preferably.

Some thicker branches cut into wooden stakes like these.
They are perfect for anchoring the little fence and for well, other more exciting things like slaying vampires.
Although, tradesman was unimpressed with my vampire slayer impression. I guess a pregnant woman lunging at you, hurling a wooden stake at your heart isn't very funny.

Pound your stakes into the ground every few feet or so.

Start to weave your sticks around the stakes.

Trust me, this isn't going to work out perfectly. So if you are a perfectionist, I don't recommend this project or you'll be wanting to poke your eyes out after a few minutes. If you are a spaz like me and have very little patience, you'll be just fine. After a few minutes, you'll get bored enough with the whole thing and just start slapping it together. This really is the best approach, I tell you.

Voila, see I told you it was easy. This really isn't rocket science.

5 comments:

allhisblessings said...

Love it! Super cute!

MyJourneyBack said...

I just love the fence. Again another amazing idea!
Thanks

Jean said...

Very cute idea! I might have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Kimmie said...

Oh, you have got my attention!

I am a gardener too, and I love your fence. Simple, practical and lovely.

Great job!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Jill said...

This is delightful!What a special place.

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