Make a simple DIY fairy garden fence with popsicle sticks and wire. It adds the perfect miniature detail to any fairy garden.
For the final piece from my daughter’s fairy garden birthday party, I have a video to share! We made a fence for each of the kids at the party to place anywhere in their fairy gardens in a flower-pot. The fence added a great miniature landscaping piece to the small fairy garden, and helped divide the garden and make it look more realistic. The fences look especially good as a border around plants.
Here’s the video. You can check the list of supplies and read the script to the video below it.
Fairy Garden Fence supplies and tools
- Popsicle sticks cut in half
- Scrap board with two nails hammered in about an inch apart near the end of the
- Wire cutters
- Small pliers
The Fairy Garden Fence video script
Cut a length of wire about 3 to 4 times the length of your fence. Bend it in half and twist it around a nail in some scrap wood. Twist it once or twice with your fingers, then twist it very tightly with a pair of pliers, once or twice more.
Cut and twist a second length of wire on a second nail about an inch below the first nail.
Take a half of a popsicle stick and slide it between the 2 wires, so that a wire goes under and over the popsicle stick from each of the nails.
Twist the wire around the popsicle stick, again once or twice with your fingers. Then twist the second wire around the popsicle stick. Now use the pliers to twist the wires very tightly a couple of times. The tighter you can make the wires, the better the popsicle stick will stay in place.
Continue adding more popsicle sticks, twisting each between the wires. First with your fingers and then with the pliers. We drew a pencil line on the scrap wood to line up the bottom of each of the popsicle sticks, so that the fence would be straight.
Remember to twist tightly. The closer the pliers are to the popsicle stick, the tighter the wire will be.
When your fence is the right length, twist the ends then clip of the extra wire off.
And clip the wire off at the nails.
Be careful, the ends of the wire are sharp.
Here’s a finished fairy fence.
Now add your fence to your fairy garden.
This post was shared at some of my favorite link parties.
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