DIY Picket Fence Decor: Spring Tablescape :


DIY Picket Fence Decor: DIY Picket Fence Decor: Spring Tablescape

Make this simple picket fence centerpiece out of paint sticks, perfect for your spring or Easter tablescape

Have you ever looked at a random object and 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 a million different shades of gray.

I saw the stack of paint sticks and knew it was meant to be. 

I have gotten so many questions about a picket fence I bought on sale from Michaels 3 springs ago, and it’s no longer available. 

It is super cute and I really wanted another one for my spring/Easter tablescape, so I thought I would make a DIY version.

This picket fence centerpiece was so simple and cheap to make I decided to whip up some picket fence placemats too. 

Supplies:

For reference this list makes 1 large picket fence and 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) 

How to Make Paint Stick Decor

Let’s start with the larger picket fence:

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First I started by cutting two 5 gallon paint sticks 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.

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Next, place (9) 5-gallon paint sticks along the base to get an idea of how they should be spaced. 

For the larger picket fence, I attached the paint sticks with Gorilla Glue, but you could also use hot glue.

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Start at the edge of the two base sticks and apply the first paint stick, hold it in place for 5 seconds. 

Use something as a spacer in between each slat. 

You want them to be even all the way across, I used a plastic container that is about 1/2 an inch wide.

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Continue to place the sticks using the spacer down the entire base. 

Next, flip over the picket fence and add two strips across the back. 

Measure and cut the last piece to fit diagonally between the two strips.

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After everything is attached it’s time to paint!

I used Rustoleum White Primer paint, but any paint will work.

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Apply two coats to the picket fence, once it’s dry you can leave it as it is or distress it using an antique glaze or stain.

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DIY Spring Placemats

Now, let’s move onto the placemat picket fences. 

For one placemat you will need to use (1) 1-gallon paintstick pack and 1 pack of 5-gallon paint pack.

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Start by cutting the base for the fence out of 2 of the 5-gallon paint sticks. 

The base sticks should be cut so that you can still see them with a standard size plate on top.

For me, I just cut them right under the curved part because I want them pretty wide.

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Once the base is cut, start at the end and attach the first 1-gallon paint stick with hot glue. 

This time for a spacer I used a command strip.

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Move along the entire base attaching the smaller paint sticks.

After all the paint sticks are attached, flip it over and measure for the length of the last diagonal piece.

Cut the final paint stick down to size and attach it with glue.

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Once all the picket fence slats are attached, paint it the same way. 

I made a total of 6 placemats so that I would have a complete set.

DIY Spring Placemats

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How cute are these picket fence placemats and centerpieces!

These DIY picket fences are perfect for a spring, Easter, or a garden tablescape.

They would also look great hanging on the wall or underneath a large candle! 

The best part is that these picket fence decor pieces cost less than a regular set of placemats.I hope you love this DIY picket fence decor as much as I do. If you want a step by step tutorial check out our YouTube Videos and leave me any questions y’all have!

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