DIY White Picket Fence Planter Box

DIY White Picket Fence Planter Box filled with faux hydrangeas

Who doesn’t love white picket fences?  They are the epitome of cozy cottage charm!  With some supplies I had on hand, I created a DIY White Picket Fence Planter Box.  It makes a lovely container for all types of seasonal florals.

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I’m once again participating in The Creative Craft Blog Hop, graciously hosted by Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and Andrea from Design Morsels. If you’re stopping by after visiting with Shelley from Calypso in the Country, welcome! Don’t forget to check out all of the unique craft projects this month. The links to the participating bloggers are at the bottom of this post.

Inspiration for my DIY Picket Fence Planter

Poinsettia Motif Christmas Tablescape

I actually already have a white picket fence planter in my possession. I bought it at a church tag sale years ago and I love it! It was the star of my Poinsettia Motif Christmas Tablescape in 2018. It’s quite large, however, and I wanted a smaller version.

old box, craft sticks, white paint, paintbrushes and glue gun

Supply List:

craft sticks assembled atop an old box

Step 1.

Position the craft sticks on the long and short sides of the box to find a pleasing arrangement.  If your sticks are too long, you’ll need to trim them with a wood cutting tool.

measuring a craft stick
marking a cutting line on a craft stick

Step 2.

Measure and mark with a pencil where you’ll need to trim the craft sticks.

trimming a craft stick

Step 3.

Use your cutting utensil to trim the craft sticks. I used some sharp, vintage metal shears. *Note: If your craft sticks don’t already have pointed ends, create them with your cutting tool now.

sanding a craft stick

Step 4.

Sand the cut edges where you trimmed the craft sticks.

painting a wood box grey

Step 5.

Paint the box, if you wish. I painted mine a soft grey to complement the white “pickets”.

painting craft sticks for a DIY picket fence planter

Step 6.

Paint the craft sticks white (front and back).

applying glue to a craft stick
attaching a craft stick to a wooded box
five craft sticks glued to a wooden box

Step 7.

Apply hot glue to the craft sticks and attach them to the box. I completed both of the longer sides of the box first, then I finished with the shorter sides.

attaching craft sticks to a diy picket fence planter
attaching craft sticks to a diy picket fence planter
completed diy picket fence planter

Style and enjoy your new picket fence planter!

diy picket fence planter styled with faux hydrangeas on a purple velvet chair

I filled my planter with faux hydrangea blossoms. I just love how it looks on my purple velvet upholstered chair with Laura Ashley pillows.

diy picket fence planter filled with faux hydrangeas

A sweet, feminine summer vignette!

Now it’s time to hop on over to visit Rachelle from My Hubbard Home. Her craft project features vintage French labels 🙂

Bye for now!


Celebrate And Decorate | Design Morsels | Calypso in the Country

Zucchini Sisters | My Hubbard Home | Birdz of a Feather

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Home Is Where The Boat Is | Purple Hues And Me | Sustain My Craft Habit

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  1. This is a darling little planter and would be so versatile in styling vignettes! Great tutorial, as usual:)

    1. Thanks so much, Carrie! I had that same thought when I was making it. It will probably show up sometime soon in a tablescape.

  2. Such a cute idea for a centerpiece and very versatile, would look lovely with any flowers (faux or fresh) so could switch out easily with the seasons.

  3. This is so cute, Rebecca! You’ll be able to enjoy this for years to come to create beautiful centerpieces for your table or to use in vignettes.

  4. Rebecca, this is so cute! I love how you recreated something you already had to get a custom size for yourself! This looks easy for anyone to replicate! That is something I love in crafting, to know that I can do it, too! Thanks for hopping with us!

  5. This is beautiful Rebecca; I actually like it better than the one you bought. I also love those old sheers you used to cut the pickets. There’s nothing quite like old tools!

  6. Rebecca, I have always had a fondness for picket fences. My headboard even is crafted with fence pickets! I love how you crafted mini pickets and shared your tutorial for them! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Adorable planter Rebecca! I love how it’s sitting pretty on your chair with your hydrangea blooms too! Happy to be hopping with you today ♥

  8. How cute is that! Love that it can be adapted for all year around. Looks amazing, great tutorial, thanks for sharing, and wonderful crafting with you friend.

  9. How cute is this!! So clever to use craft sticks, it’s adorable! I love the Christmas one too, super idea Rebecca!

  10. Rebecca your planter box is very pretty and the little picket fence box is adorable. I have to agree with Gail, I would of never thought they were craft sticks. They look like a true picket fence.

  11. What a beautiful planter box! It definitely has that cottage charm of a white picket fence. You could fill it with so many different types of flowers too. The looks are endless! So great to hop with you again!

    1. Thanks Shelley! I agree…the box can be filled with different types of flowers and used for every season, including Christmas. It was fun hopping with you too!

  12. How adorable, Rebecca! I never would have thought these are craft sticks adorning the box! What a great idea! And the hydrangeas look perfect in it – although any flowers would!

  13. This is so cute! I have two questions for you. Where do you find the wood box? Do you have a good source? Also the scissors that you are using to trim the pickets, are those gardening scissors? They are cool looking. It does look so pretty with your purple velvet chair. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    1. Hi Andrea! I found my wood box on one of my thrifting junkets, but you could get a small unfinished wood box at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Amazon. The scissors belonged to my father-in-law…they are old, sharp and very sturdy! I don’t believe they were intended for gardening. I found them with the tools that my husband inherited from him. My father-in-law passed before I met my husband, but I’ve developed a connection with him through his tools. He liked to tinker and make things and was known to bring home “junk” projects to work on. I think we would’ve hit it off 😉

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