Weave a rustic garden fence

Weave a rustic garden fence

Posted 2014-08-07 by Lucy follow
Why not make your own garden fence next time you have left over twigs from pruning? Rather than discard all those wayward winter prunings, you can easily turn them into something creative and useful, such as a rustic garden fence.

Our rustic garden fence


Fun and free outdoor activity


Time: 60 minutes

Materials

50 long, straight branches
6 short, straight branches

Mulberry branches rescued from the rubbish


Method

  • Collect about fifty straight branches (more for a higher fence, less for a smaller one). The wintery branches of fruit trees or willow trees are great for weaving with.

  • Begin to weave in and out


  • Hammer the short branches about a foot apart in a row along your garden edge.

  • Teach the kids to weave outdoors


  • Take the first long branch and begin to weave it in and out of the short branches, then repeat with every other branch, alternating each layer so that a tension is created. The fence should hold itself together and become stronger as you increase the layers.

  • Continue weaving


  • Continue weaving until you run out of branches. You can make all sorts of shapes and designs, and now it's over to you to get creative with your fencing. Maybe it's time to make an outside cubby or a tea house? Have fun.

  • Categories
    #gardening
    #weaving
    #outdoor
    #family
    #cheap
    #diy


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