Thursday, 6 December 2012

DIY Mini Picket Fence Project

After we finished the battening in downstairs we noticed we had a few palings left over, not enough to on sell but enough to make something with.

Mum had been chasing a mini picket fence for weeks to surround the Christmas Tree but couldn't find anything nice enough so Dad suggested we make one.

The finished product is pretty spectacular - I am going to steal it for Huddy's 2nd birthday Cowboy & Indian Party too.  It is an effective Toddler barrier for Christmas presents under the tree too.
Hudson helping collect the wood that Poppy cut

cheeky face!

Painting the fence palings

Dad staggered the heights to make it looks more rustic.  He also made the hinges because he couldn't find any he liked.

finished product!


  1. Wow, that is fantastic. And your dad is a total legend I might add, how lucky are you to have that kind of help living next door! mel x

  2. Hey Mel - Yes Dad (a mechanic by trade) is very clever and we are very lucky to have him, J says he is constantly learning new things from him :-)

  3. Such a great idea. Would also be suitable for a fire guard I would imagine (if kept at a safe distance).

  4. Soo great idea...very effective Toddler barrier for Christmas.

    White Fences