Craft Stick Projects

Picket Fence Project

A finished picket fence.
A finished picket fence.

Try this picket fence project, and clip in a reminder note or a memorable picture.

What You'll Need:

  • 10 mini jumbo craft sticks
  • 2 regular craft sticks
  • White acrylic paint
  • Green floral foam block
  • Decorative green moss
  • Small silk flower bunches with leaves
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Serrated knife
  • Ruler

How to Make a Picket Fence Project:

Step 1: Stack two mini jumbo sticks one on top of the other, and glue them together at one end only. Repeat this four more times, so you have five total sets. These are the fence posts.

Step 2: Paint both sides of these and the regular craft sticks white, letting the first side dry before painting the second. Let dry.

Step 3: While the paint is drying, ask a grown-up to use a serrated knife to carefully cut a 6 x 1-1/2-inch block from the green floral foam.

Step 4: Push the glued ends of the fence posts down about 1/2 inch into the foam block, 1/4 inch apart from each other and centered between the two long edges. Push every other fence post in about 1/4 inch deeper. Add a dollop of glue for added support where the posts meet the foam. Glue the two regular sticks horizontally across the front of the mini jumbo sticks.

Push the sticks down into the foam block. Push the sticks down into the foam block.
Push the sticks down into the foam block.

Step 5: Glue decorative green moss to cover the foam block base. Arrange small flower bunches on each side of the fence, and glue in place into the foam.

Step 6: Slide a note or photo between the craft stick posts (remember, the top ends aren't glued together.)

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