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25 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 25 DIY Garden Fence Plans

1. DIY Garden Fence and Arbor by Stacies Spaces

DIY Garden Fence and Arbor
Image Credit: Stacie’s Spaces
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 by The Impatient Gardener

Impatient Gardener Garden Fence
Image Credit: The Impatient Gardener
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 by Our Liberty House by Our Liberty House

DIY Hog Wire Garden Fence
Image Credit: Our Liberty House
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 by Everyday Old House

No Dig Fence
Image Credit: Everyday Old House
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 by Survival Kit

Cinder Block Fence
Image Credit: Survival Kit
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 by Home Talk

Easy Wooden Fence
Image Credit: Hometalk
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 by Little Dog Vintage

Rustic Garden Fence
Image Credit: Little Dog Vintage
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 by Cathys Gluten Free

Rail Fence
Image Credit: Cathy’s Gluten Free
Materials: Branches
Tools: String, level, wire
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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 by Southern Revivals

Farmhouse Style Fence
Image Credit: Southern Revivals
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. Semi-Permanent Picket Fence by Instructables

Semi-Permanent Picket Fence
Image Credit: Instructables
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.

11. Pallet Fence by Frugal Living For Life

Pallet Fence
Image Credit: Frugal Living for Life
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.

12. Zigzag Pallet Fence by 1001 Pallets

Zigzag Pallet Fence
Image Credit: 1001pallets
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.

13. Inexpensive Fence by Whole Life Style Nutrition

Inexpensive Fence
Image Credit: Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
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.

14. Woven Fence by This NZ Life

Woven Fence
Image Credit: This NZ Life
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.

15. Bamboo Fence by Instructables

Bamboo Fence
Image Credit: Instructables
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.

16. Privacy Fence by The House Of Hood Blog

Privacy Fence
Image Credit: The House of Hood
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.

17. Tin Fence by Dig This Chick

Tin Fence
Image Credit: Dig This Chick
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.

18. Attractive DIY Fence by Anne of All Trades

Materials: Wood posts, chicken wire, nails, cement
Tools: Saw, hammer
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The Attractive DIY Fence is a great project for someone who wants something more attractive than many of the basic fences out there. The author walks you through each step in video format, making it easy to follow, and provides plenty of tips and tricks to help you get the desired result. The best parts of this plan are the lantern post tops, which make the finished product look much more expensive than it is.

19. Simple Garden Fence by Johnson’s Homestead

Materials: Wood boards, chicken wire, nails
Tools: Saw, hammer
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The Simple Garden Fence plan is one of the easier projects on this list, and it only requires 2X4 boards, wood posts, and chicken wire. There are no hard cuts, and you can assemble it fairly quickly. It’s also easy to customize to any size or shape to fit your garden. The author shows you how to build it in video format and gives you a good overview of its construction.

20. Welded Wire Fence by Building With Blake

Materials: Metal stakes, welded wire
Tools: Measuring tape, rope, post driver
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The Welded Wire Fence is a great project for a beginner, and the author provides plenty of great tips, including how to mark off the fence line before you get started, how to drive in the posts, and how to build a fence over uneven ground. It’s a low-cost project that you can likely complete in a few hours.

21. Wood Picket Fence by How To with Doc

Materials: Wood boards, nails
Tools: Saw, hammer
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The Wood Picket Fence is a fun project in which you create an old-fashioned picket fence. The author walks you through each build step and even explains how to make the pickets from ordinary boards. It’s considered a moderately difficult project because you will need to create multiple pickets, and the fence can take a while to complete. However, if you are a beginner, you can still finish it, as long as you are patient.

22. Garden Deer Fence by St. Isidore’s Farm

Materials: Fishing line, T posts
Tools: Hammer
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The Garden Deer Fence is the perfect solution for someone in a rural area where deer might frequently wander into the garden to eat. This fence will help keep them out without requiring much work or expensive materials. You can finish it relatively quickly because you only need to hammer in the metal fence post and run through the thick fishing line to create the fence. It won’t block your view of the garden plants and is sturdy enough to last the entire season.

23. Yard Fence by Acres Of Adventure Homestead

Materials: T posts, T-post clips, wire fencing
Tools: T-post driver, clip bender
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The Yard Fence project is similar to a few other projects on this list, but the author walks you through building a fence that will cover 1 acre (about half the area of a Manhattan city block) in a single day, so you know that it’s extremely easy to complete and a great choice if you don’t have much time to spend building. The author explains how to place the posts and attach the wire fencing to them, so there is no confusion, and the project is suitable for beginners.

24. Rabbit Proof Fencing by DIYTyler

Materials: 2X4s, hog wire fencing panels
Tools: Shovels, hammer, saw
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The Rabbit Proof Fencing project is perfect for anyone looking to keep varmints out of their garden. It uses hog wire fencing panels and pressured-treated 2X4s with a dado to create the bulk of the fence, and the result is extremely durable and will last quite a while. The author uses heavy machinery to dig the holes for the fence posts, but you can use a regular shovel if you don’t have access. Most builders will be able to complete it in a few days.

25. Customizable Garden Fence by Jesse Mullen

Materials: Concrete, 2X4 boards, fence posts, chicken wire
Tools: Shovels, hammer, saw, drill
Difficulty Level:  Intermediate

The Customizable Garden Fence walks you through building a durable fence that will last many seasons and explains how to customize it to fit your property. It uses relatively inexpensive materials like chicken wire and 2X4 boards, and you can likely complete it in just a few days. One of the most interesting aspects of this project is the large arched entranceway that looks fantastic.

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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!

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