DIY White Picket Fence Flower Garden


Yearning for spring and hate gardening? Then this DIY white picket fence flower garden will help to bring a little bit of spring your way, and brighten up your day.


I'm all for spring, but hate the allergies that usually accompanies it. While I love seeing the green grass and the flowers in bloom, I absolutely detest gardening. When I was growing up, I yearned for the house with the white picket fence and all the beautiful flowers that could be seen near that fence. However, a green thumb have I not (in my best Yoda voice). Believe it or not, even the hardy cactus has been known to die in my possession. So even though flowers would be a welcome addition to my front yard, it's not going to happen. So what to do? Instead I decided to create a fake flower garden, complete with the picket fence, one that will live forever and ever, and could even be used as decor.

DIY White Picket Fence Flower Garden

Here is what you'll need:

Supplies

Picket fence (you can either make your own or purchase one such as this)
White paint
Paintbrush
Shredded green paper (or plastic, whichever you can find cheapest at your dollar store)
Plastic flowerpot
Floral stems


Directions:

1. I purchased my picket fence, but if you decide to make one of your own, you're going to begin by painting it white. After all, it is a white picket fence. Set aside to dry.


2. Once your picket fence is dry, cut your plastic flower pot so it is lower than your picket fence and place it in the middle of your picket fence garden. You will be placing your flowers into your flower pot to keep them together.


3. Add your shredded green paper (or plastic) around and even into your flower pot.


4. Cut your floral stems so that they're in line with your picket fence. Place them in your flower pot and spread them out so that they look full and blooming.


You're done and now you have your very own white picket fence flower garden. It doesn't get any easier than this. You don't even have to water your garden, and your flowers will bloom forever and ever.


Are you looking forward to spring and gardening? 

Annmarie John
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90 comments:

  1. I am so with you and most definitely don't have a green thumb. So I would love to give this easy and yet gorgeous spring flower craft now :)

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    1. Oh my husband asked me how I managed to kill a cactus, and I truly had no idea. My parents were amazing at making things grow. Me not so much.

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  2. Spring is my favorite time of year! But like you, I suffer from dreaded allergies. I'm loving this craft because it makes me feel bright on this cold winter day.

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    1. Oh if only I could get rid of the allergies, then Spring would be my all time favorite season. I just love all the bright colors. Spring is rather cheery isn't it?

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  3. This diy came out soo cute! I'm for sure looking forward to Spring. We have a garden in our yard and this year I'm going to be more active with planting and decorating it.

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    1. Good for you! I grew up with gardening parents, but for some reason nothing I plant survives. I blame it on Colorado's soil, but that couldn't be since my neighbor has beautiful flowers, so it's just me.

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  4. This is like the cutest/sweetest/prettiest thing ever. Yes I am looking forward to spring and Cassidy is way looking forward to gardening. It's really a way of life with him!!
    Spring is amazing, but like you, I get spring allergies. Luckily it's mild.

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    1. Mine is so bad that I find myself not wanting to go outside, no matter how beautiful it is. Cassidy sounds like parents, they loved gardening, although I didn't get the gardening gene from them unfortunately.

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  5. Yes, allergy season makes gardening less fun! Your alternative is quite nice. Personally I miss growing vegetables in the garden I had at the house I grew up in, that type of thing does not work in an apartment!

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    1. Oh I know a thing or two about apartments, and all you can do there is pretty much flowers. I miss growing veggies with my parents too. They did beans, tomatoes, the full works. Maybe one day I may try again.

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  6. I am definitely doing this. I need more color in my home and I don't think I can do the whole "indoor garden" thing (scared of bugs). This a great alternative and is beautiful to look at.

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    1. You sound a lot like me. While I don't mind the bugs (occasionally), I'd much prefer not to be outdoors digging in the dirt with nasty allergies. You can totally do this!

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  7. How cute is this? I would love to make one with my nieces :)

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    1. I think you'll have a lot of fun making it together with your niece. It can also be great bonding moment between the two of you as well.

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  8. I’m most definitely ready for spring! This will be a lovely way to welcome in the season. It’d make for a cute Mother’s Day gift for my garden-loving mama.

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    1. I didn't really think of Mother's Day, but this would make a great gift for those mamas who love flowers, but can't garden.

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  9. This is such a cute decoration idea. I think my three would enjoy creating it as well!

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    1. You can totally do this with them. It would be great to spend some time together bonding and crafting. You'll enjoy it.

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  10. This is such a cute idea! My daughter would love to do something like this. I am just terrible with plants.

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    1. I can't do anything with plants to save my life. I purchased this really nice one at IKEA, with the pot and everything and tried to keep it alive in my home. NOPE! Didn't happen.

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  11. I have also been known to kill a cactus, so fake flowers is usually the way I have to do things too. This is a cute craft. You could even make one for your American Girl doll's garden.

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    1. So I'm not alone! Even flowers that I receive from my husband generally only last about a day or two before they die. I've known people who could keep flowers alive for days. Not me.

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  12. That is the most adorable spring decor piece I have ever seen. It's funny because I was in a craft store recently and kept wondering what I could do with all of those pretend flowers. Surely there has to be some decor to make the home a little more colorful this winter, and now I see this! I am going to try to make it!

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    1. You should make it! Get the kids involved and do it. I have fun crafting with Madison and she gets so excited when she does it. Grab those fake flowers and get busy.

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  13. I love spring, but not the allergies that accompany it! This is a fun craft to get ready for Spring!

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    1. Yes, I am so not a fan of the allergies myself. I keep my allergy medication close by, but I do love seeing flowers.

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  14. Okay, wow - this is just too darn adorable! This would make beautiful decor for my daughter's room and I love the fact that I can make it with her!

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    1. That's the fun aspect of this. You can do it with your child and have fun doing it. It would look nice in her room I'm sure. I currently have it in my bathroom to brighten it up a bit.

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  15. Aww this is so cute and creative! loving the idea! I love DIY! If i had more space in my flat i would defo invest in my flowers and plants!

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    1. When I lived in Brooklyn in an apartment, I didn't have the space for flowers or plants either, now that I'm in a house, I still don't have the time, but this surely makes up for it.

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  16. I’m awful when it comes to flowers and gardening but I am going to try! This however looks like the best alternative. So pretty! - Jeanine

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    1. I couldn't even do it if I tried, so this alternative is the next best thing for me. The good thing about this is that I can have whatever flowers I want.

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  17. I love this idea of a fake flower garden in my yard! No worrying about bugs, allergies or watering!

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    1. While this might be too small for your yard, it's a good idea for inside your home for sure. And I'm with you on those bugs and allergies. While I don't mind the watering, if I don't have to do it, why bother?

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  18. I LOVE the idea of a fake flower fence! That's really awesome because you don't have to deal with plants dying on you. Lol. I think you did a great job with this one and it's a lovely centerpiece to add to your table to welcome Spring.

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    1. Thank you. No you sure don't have to deal with your plants dying on you. You can surely add this to your table, I think it would be beautiful!

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  19. This DIY looks so easy and cute. I want to pin this for later on.

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    1. It is rather easy to do. Besides the paint job which takes a little while since you have to let it dry, everything else takes minutes. You can do this with lots of time to do a few more.

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  20. This flower garden is so cute. I would love to make one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You should make one. What would stop you from doing so? I think it'll be great to get your creative juices flowing and just do it.

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  21. I'd like to think that I'm good with plants although the plants might say otherwise, lol. I think this is something that will work best for me. It's pretty, colorful, and it's not so difficult to put together!

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    1. It sure isn't and I am not good with plants and I'm always admitting it. While I love them, I won't even try doing any more since they won't last with me. This is a much better option for me.

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  22. Such a lovely project. I love all DIY projects. my flowers usually die after a few days, so this is so great to have some in my house.

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    1. At least your flowers last a few days. Mine last about 2 and then that's it, so this is a better alternative for me.

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  23. This is such a cute craft. I will try my best to make this for my mom. She is recuperating from surgery and I am sure this would really brighten her day.

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    1. That's a great idea and I'm sure that she'll appreciate it. When you're recuperating from surgery, anything that will brighten your day is good.

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  24. This is such a sweet DIY project, my kiddies would love to give these for Easter time. I am bookmarking this post for sure!

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    1. I never thought about this for Easter, and someone also mentioned Mother's Day. I am sure it will be great for both.

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  25. I think this is super creative! I love it and its cheap to make!

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    1. Oh it is super cheap. You can make it with popsicle sticks, but I found that it was much easier to just buy the fence pre-made.

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  26. Now that is the cutest thing ever. How fun is that?!?!? Great job!

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    1. Thank you and it was a lot of fun doing it with Madison. She had such a great time painting it and even helped choosing which flowers to use.

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  27. This DIY fence is so cute. My niece will love it.

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    1. Do you plan on doing it with your niece? I think that would be a great idea and it'll be great to spend some time doing something fun with her.

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  28. What a great Easter or Springtime centerpiece! I think it's adorable.

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    1. While I was thinking spring, others were thinking Easter and Mother's Day. I think it's perfect for all occasion.

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  29. Oh my goodness how cute is your flower garden! What an absolutely lovely DIY project, so colourful and hey who doesn't love a bit of craft.

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    1. We enjoy crafting in our household. I find that doing things with my hands tend to relax me and keep my mind as ease since it's always racing.

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  30. This is adorable!! I love decorating for Spring. The colors are always so briught and beautiful and the weather is amazing. I am definintely going to line my porch banister with these. My son loves doing arts and crafts, we'll have such a fun time. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love decorating for Spring myself too. I love the bright colors that spring tends to bring although not the allergies. I hope you and your son enjoy making them together.

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  31. This is such a cool DIY and also ideal for decor.

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    1. It would make your table a bit more colorful and while I have it in my bathroom, I may end up placing it on my entryway table.

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  32. This is SO CUTE! A craft even a non-crafter like myself would consider doing. This would be a nice idea for William to make his grandma for Mother's Day.

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    1. While everyone is thinking Easter and Mother's Day, I was thinking Spring lol. It would be nice to do together and yes it's so easy, anyone could do it.

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  33. That is an incredibly cute DIY! It is just in time for Easter baskets too!

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    1. I hadn't even thought about Easter, but you're so right. I have something else totally planned for Easter and can't wait to share it.

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  34. Yes I am a fan of Spring and the picket-fence-flower-garden is beautiful, perfect to bring a little spring into our house.

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    1. I love spring. I love all the bright colors, the flowers and everything but the allergies. It would be nice to incorporate this during winter to remind you that spring is close by.

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  35. This looks like such a cool easter craft. I know my daughter would probably love to do something like that. She says it looks cool and we should try it out. :-) .

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    1. There you go dad! Bring out the craft supplies and get to crafting. It will be great for the two of you to do it together, great bonding experience.

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  36. Oh my goodness, is this EVER a cute little craft idea! I need some spring. I'm sooooo done with winter right about now. LOL

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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    1. Oh I can only imagine Jennifer. My brother in London, ON keeps complaining about all the snow you guys are getting in Canada. This will be great to remind you that winter is almost over, and spring is near.

      Here's to a fabulous week ahead yourself, my friend.

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  37. This is an adorable idea! I can't wait to try these with my daughter class!

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    1. I can just imagine how happy they would be making their own, and even giving it to their moms. Have fun!

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  38. This is so cute. I love DIY projects. Great for people with allergies!

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    1. This would be fun for those with allergies, but creating little projects like this can be a lot of fun too.

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  39. This was a breath of fresh air. All this cold weather and rain has really been putting me in the pits.

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    1. Oh I can totally see that happening. We got a bit of snow over the weekend, that didn't last a full day, but we were so excited. If you're constantly getting snow or rain, I can see how that could be a bit depressing.

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  40. What a fun indoor project. I love the diy white picket fence flower garden.

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    1. Thank you. Do you have plans on recreating a fun new project yourself, or are you just going to wait until it's time to garden your own?

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  41. Oh I love this DIY, especially for spring and easter coming up. But I could definitely see it easily adjusting on different seasons/occasions like poinsettas for christmas, and leaves and acorns for fall. So cool!

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    1. That's a great idea. See, I love when people think outside the box. It's perfect for all occasions with just a change of floral arrangements.

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  42. Well, this is just the absolute C U T E S T thing! And you broke it down into such easy steps, I really think I could even do it! <3

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    1. Oh you can totally do this! Its like simply 3 easy steps. Paint your fence, add "grass" and then your flowers. You really can't mess it up.

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  43. This is super cute and getting me in the mood for spring! My daughter would love to create this!

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    1. It would be great for both of you to create it together and welcome in Spring. I can't wait to see the real flowers in bloom.

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  44. This winter has been especially cold and I can't wait for spring. My fruit trees are four years old and they start to bear fruits. I am so looking forward to harvesting my cherries.

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    1. Oh that must be so exciting. We don't have any fruit trees, but if we did, I would want them to be cherry trees. I just love cherries. They must look so beautiful when they're bearing fruits in season.

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  45. What a super cute craft idea! Madison looks like she is having a lot of fun with this one! This would be a cute home decor idea for Easter. Thanks!

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    1. Never did think of Easter when doing this, but apparently a lot of people did. She actually enjoyed doing this one. I need to get back into doing a bit more stuff once I get settled in and catch up on work that needs to be done.

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