Fence Board Family

This was a fun project that I started as a cheap way to fill some empty garden space right before hosting my grandmother’s 90th Birthday party. I love all things fun and whimsical and I wanted to add some color to our patio area.

You could make the people represent anything, I chose to mimic my family.

  1. I started with cheap 6 foot fencing panels purchased from the local hardward store.
Cheap 6 foot fence boards
Foundation for Fence Family

2. I drew basic clothes and added patterns to create variety on each figure.

Fence Board Family Painted
Fence Board Family Painted

3. Then I added hands and the individual details that helped people recognize who was who. One son plays lacrosse so I gave him a stick, one likes to fish so I gave him a pole.

Details make all the difference
Details make all the difference

 

4. I found some eye examples online and added their whimsical facial features

Added eyes and facial features
Added eyes and facial features

5. Then I planted them in the garden for the party.

Finished and installed
Finished and installed

 

 

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