White Picket Fence Succulent Garden

It feels a little weird for me to be sharing a spring DIY project with you when there is snow in the ground, but I feel like this might make Mother Nature happy and she’ll send some warm weather my way!  I’m excited to share with you how I made my White Picket Fence Succulent Garden!
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI’ll be the first to admit that I do not have a green thumb, so I thought a succulent garden might work for me.  But, after doing a little research, I realized that even that might not be the best idea for the project I had in mind because they still need sun.

My mantle doesn’t get much sun.  The good news, though?  This succulent garden project requires zero maintenance – these are fake succulents!  WOOT!
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceTo make the picket fence part, you’ll need…well, fencing.  I found these 4-foot fence boards at Home Depot for about $1.50 a piece.  I initally bought 5 but only used 4 of them.
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceStart by cutting each board in half.  Keep all 4 top pieces and 2 of the bottom pieces. The bottom 2-foot boards will become your horizontal fence boards.
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GracePaint the boards white.  Or whatever color you like – I like white.  🙂  I actually went back and added some brown stain to make the boards look a little aged.
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceOnce the paint dries, lay the boards out like a fence and nail them together.
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceNow for the succulent plants, I picked up a few artificial succulents at Hobby Lobby, along with some rocks and small mason jars.  I also used potting soil.  The plants might be fake, but I didn’t want them to look fake!
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI added rocks to the bottom, then potting soil, then inserted the succulent plant.

To attach the mason jars to the picket fence, I wrapped twine around each jar a couple times, then knotted it, leaving a length of twine.  I then looped the remaining length around the fence board and knotted it on the back.
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceWe opted not to hang it because it’s pretty heavy, and hubby didn’t want to put big holes in the wall to anchor it.  But I still like how it looks propped on the mantle.
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI may go back later and add a quote or something to the boards, too.  I haven’t decided yet.  For now I’m happy with how it turned out.  Now I just need to finish decorating my mantle!
White Picket Fence Succulent Garden  |   Sweet Tea & Saving GraceSo, are you ready for spring?  What are you doing to get your house ready?

*This project was selected for the Sweet 16 by Consumer Crafts as part of the Craft Month Madness contest!  See all of the Sweet 16 semi-finalists HERE.

2 Responses

  1. I love the way that you combined a picket fence with planted succulents! The fence works really well in this space, overall. I’m amazed at the many ways that we can re-purpose materials like fences into crafty things like this!

  2. I think the picket fence garden looks amazing! I honestly didn’t realize that the succulents were fake until you mentioned it! I think this is a great idea for anyone who doesn’t have much of a yard but still wants to have a little garden. Thanks for sharing!

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