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18 DIY Garden Fence Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

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Keep your garden protected from strangers and pests by installing a DIY fence. A DIY fence will not only protect your garden, but it can enhance the aesthetics of your garden as well. Luckily, there are many DIY fence plans to consider.

Whether you want a rustic garden or an entirely protected garden from outside eyes, there is a plan for you. Check out these top garden fence plans that you can make today to get started:

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The 18 DIY Garden Fence Plans

1. DIY Garden Fence and Arbor


Materials: Lumber, paint, concrete, connector pieces, thin wire fencing
Tools: Hole digger, string, screws, drill, saw, stapler/nail gun
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This Garden Fence and Arbor is a great idea if you want to create a garden oasis. See-through your garden while still keeping it protected from unwanted visitors. It even has a beautiful entrance that welcomes you into your garden.


2. Impatient Gardener Garden Fence


Materials: Lumber, wire
Tools: Hole digger, string, screws, drill, saw, stapler/nail gun
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This Garden Fence is a great idea if you want a quick but effective fence. It allows the space to feel open yet protected. At the same time, it makes your garden the focal point so you can focus all your attention on your produce.


3. DIY Hog Wire Garden Fence


Materials: Lumber, wire fences, gate hardware, gravel
Tools: Hole digger, screws, drill, miter saw, stapler/nail gun, level, wire cutter
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If you are looking for a utilitarian fence, this garden fence plan is for you. Although simple, it is highly effective and adds a lot of structure to the garden. It doesn’t take much work either, but it is highly effective.


4. No Dig Fence


Materials: No dig fence
Tools: None!
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Digging isn’t for everyone. If you want to build a garden fence with no digging involved, you need this No Dig Fence. All you need to do is purchase iron bars and then stick them in the ground around your garden. It is as easy as that.


5. Cinder Block Fence


Materials: Branches, cinder blocks
Tools: Paint (optional)
Difficulty Level: Beginner

If you are a fan of no-dig designs but did not like our first option, we recommend this Cinder Block Fence instead. It does not require any digging, but it will allow you to create a fence around your garden. Just set cinder blocks up at the corners and put branches in the holes.


6. Easy Wooden Fence


Materials: Lumber, cement
Tools: Hole digger, level, nail gun, saw
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Not everyone is looking for a highly effective fence to keep unwanted strangers out. For example, you might just want a simple fence to add aesthetics to your garden. If that sounds like you, this Easy Wooden Fence will help you to decorate your garden in style.


7. Rustic Garden Fence


Materials: Branches, wire fencing, cement
Tools: Hole digger, level, nail gun, saw
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If you live in the woods, you might not want to add a fence that looks too perfect or professionally done. Instead, you might like this rustic-looking fence that includes branches and recycled wood. It is simple, but it will keep strangers out.


8. Rail Fence


Materials: Branches
Tools: String, level, wire
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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Here’s another super rustic and attractive fence. It uses old lumber to create a rustic fence that does not distract from your garden but blends in with it. It looks beautiful all year round and only requires a few easy tools.


9. Farmhouse Style Fence


Materials: Lumber, gate hardware, concrete
Tools: Hole digger, screws, paint, snips, staple gun, drill, level, saw, bucket
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This Farmhouse Style Fence is the perfect style for anyone who wants a cute, farmhouse-styled garden. It is perfect for keeping unwanted guests out while keeping the aesthetics of your garden up to your high standards.


10. Picket Fence


Materials: Available upon purchase
Tools: Available upon purchase
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

There is nothing quite as charming as a garden surrounded by a picket fence. If you want the classic picket fence look, you can purchase this Picket Fence plan. It is reminiscent of civil war gardens. Unlike the other products on this list, this one costs money.


11. Semi-Permanent Picket Fence


Materials: Fence panels, metal posts, hinges, latch
Tools: Hole digger, sledge, screwdrivers, measuring tape, level, string, saw
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Here’s another picket fence design. The only difference is that you don’t have to pay for the plans. These plans are thorough and include everything you need, all while being free. This plan is ideal for individuals who don’t want a completely permanent fence, though.


12. Pallet Fence


Materials: Pallets
Tools: Posts, nails, screws
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This fence is one of a kind. It is perfect for individuals who want to repurpose old pallets and save some money. With just a few tools and code paint, this pallet fence can really spruce up your garden without costing a fortune.


13. Zigzag Pallet Fence


Materials: Pallets, boards
Tools: Posts, nails, screws, saw
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Much like the above plan, this fence is made from repurposed pallets. The main difference is that these pallets are taken apart to create a zigzag pattern that is absolutely gorgeous while being attractive and functional.


14. Inexpensive Fence


Materials: U-post, vinyl fencing
Tools: Hammer, wire
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If you are on a budget, we recommend this Inexpensive Fence. It is specifically designed for individuals who need to make a fence but don’t want to spend a fortune on metal and wood. This fence only needs a few materials and basic skills.


15. Woven Fence


Materials: Branches
Tools: Hole digger, hammer
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Woven Fences are a rare sight today, but they are an ancient art that will transform any garden. This plan focuses on weaving the fence, but it touches on installing too. Luckily, installing this fence is easy since it primarily only involves hammering stakes into place.


16. Bamboo Fence


Materials: Cedar posts, bamboo
Tools: Hole digger, deck screws, paint
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Bamboo is a great material to make your fence from if you want an easy fence that is also attractive. This plan explains everything you need and includes many pictures so that you can track your progress along the way.


17. Privacy Fence


Materials: Planks
Tools: Screws, drill, paint (optional)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Privacy fences can cost a fortune if you purchase them premade, but you can save some money by creating one yourself. This Privacy Fence can protect your loved ones and garden from wandering eyes.


18. Tin Fence


Materials: Wood posts, wire fencing, tin slats
Tools: Hole digger, sledge, screwdrivers, measuring tape, level, string, saw
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The last fence on our list is this Tin Fence. It is different from the other fences because you cannot see through it at all. It begins with a basic hog wire fence, but you surround it with tin. This is a great choice if you want maximum privacy around your garden.

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Wrap Up

We hope that you find an ideal DIY garden fence from this list that will work with your garden and home aesthetic. You could even get started on some of these projects today. Good luck and happy building!

Related Read: What is the Cost to Install a Fence? What You Need To Know!


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