Festive Picket Fence

I don’t know what it is about this holiday season but I’ve been decorating way more than usual and watching the Hallmark Channel religiously. I don’t know if you know this but the Hallmark Channel has its own talk show, its called Home and Family. Every episode I watch, they show at least two DIY projects for the holiday season. One of the projects I saw really stuck with me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

A few days after watching the show, I dragged Thomas to Home Depot and we bought all the items needed. I went to work and I’m very proud to say I did it all by myself!

Here’s what you’ll need if you decide this fence is exactly what you need to complete your seasonal decorating.

1. Hand Saw

2. Red Duck Tape

3. A glue gun

4. 11 PVC Pipes/Several different sizes

Note: After cutting you will have pieces of pipe left over

5. 6 Christmas ornaments

Gather the essentials.
You need at least 9 pieces of PVC pipe for the fence and 2 pieces for the stakes to hold the fence in place.
Once you size and cut the pipes how you want, wrap the PVC pipe with red duck tape. Note: The PVC pipe has writing that can easily be removed with nail polish remover. I didn’t want to do that so I just made sure the writing faced the back.

Once the tape is on and you have the fence just as you want it, use your hot glue gun and glue the PVC pipe where the horizontal pipe meets the vertical pipes. Let set. Once completely dry, stand up and glue the ornaments on top with the hot glue gun.

With the additional two PVC pipes, make sure they are smaller than the two outer pipes because you will have to place the fence over the two pipes once they are staked into the ground. Take the last two pipes and saw at an angle to make it easier to hammer into the ground. Please see below pictures for better detail.
Place the picket fence where you want it and mark on the ground where you’ll need to stake in the last two pipes.
Place the picket fence over the pipes and Voila! An awesome, festive picket fence for your yard!
I made two, one for each side of my front door.

For more detail, you can watch the video from Home and Family via the link here.

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