Sometimes wood fences need a little pizzazz to take them from dull and boring to beautiful and full of personality. This spring is the perfect time to start spicing up cedar fence materials, but before you embark on this project, make sure your wood fencing is in good shape and able to support new additions by replacing anything that is missing, broken, or rotten.
When beautifying wood fences, it’s good to remember that anything that is in constant contact with cedar fence materials can trap moisture between the two surfaces and can lead the wood to rot. It’s a smart idea to regularly check your fence for signs of damage and be on top of cleaning and resealing.
Here are some fun wood fencing decoration ideas:
There are different quality types of wood fences by Big Easy Fences for outdoor fences that you can buy or create to adorn your outdoor area. You can hang or add outdoor art on the inside of the fence to make it seem like your home decor extends into your yard. More hands-on crafts can involve the use salvaged materials, such as wrought-iron work or old window frames, for decoration. For a three-dimensional look that is simple to hang and lightweight, consider weatherproof painted cast resin artwork for your wood fencing (just bring it inside for the winter).
Another great option to hang (or lean if they are too big) on your wood fence are painted wood cutouts. You can find completed cutouts that are ready to hang or make one yourself with a stencil, jigsaw, wood, paint, and paint sealer, or pre-cut pieces that just need to be painted.
Creating a mural, like a landscape, along your fence is great for those who are comfortable with a paintbrush. An easier painting project can involve images of plants and flowers. Stencils also make painting objects, patterns or designs on your fence easier.
Hanging birdhouses in your favorite styles on cedar fence materials can invite birds to come visit your yard. Make sure to use the fence posts rather than the boards to hang the birdhouses as they are stronger and can support the weight of a family of birds.
Wreaths don’t have to solely be confined to the winter decoration category. You can make or buy a spring wreath out of dried grapevines to hang on your fence. You can even go a step further and add your favorite silk flowers to the wreath by securing them with waterproof superglue and coating them with waterproofing canvas spray.
You can add decorative baskets full of flowers to your wood fence posts. A fun spin on this idea is to create live, framed art by installing deep shadow boxes along your fence and adding small pots of plants inside them.
As long as you are not violating any HOA restrictions when it comes to fence height, you can install a decorative trellis on the top of you fence and leave it bare or have climbing vines grow all over it. Adding a vertical trellis on the fence posts is also a fun idea.
Dressing up your fence to go with the seasons or a favorite theme can really add some spice to your wood fencing. You can add flags or ornaments for springtime holidays like St. Patrick’s Day or Easter. If there is a theme you really enjoy, you can add objects and silhouettes that embody that theme to your fence. Just remember to make sure the themed decor that is being hung on wood fences for more than a day is fade-resistant and waterproof.
Transforming your boring wood fencing into a lively and decorative fence will not only enhance your outdoor living space, but will inspire you to enjoy and spend more time in your yard.