Fence Art – 25 pieces of art using a backyard fence as the canvas

In looking up ideas for my fence art whale the other week, I came across some incredible fences that were a work of art. The artists used the actual fence panels, chain link, pickets and clay walls as their canvas and created backyard spaces fit for an art gallery.

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Plants won’t grow, or perhaps you’re nursing a new garden? Fill in the gaps with painted flowers that will bloom year round.

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Source: Decorate YourFence.com

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If your artistic talents aren’t up to the calibre above, try projecting your image onto your fence and then simply painting in silhouette – no shading or gradation necessary.

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Source: Boredart.com

Better still, choose your colour palette and create using geometric shapes on repeat.

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When you can’t beat ’em, join ’em:

 

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Source: Flickr

You don’t have to paint your entire fence to create a dramatic effect – try a small section or gate.

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Source: Pinterest

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Source: Working Artist Decorating.com

Fence art doesn’t have to be limited to wood fences either – create a drought resistant garden on an adobe fence.

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Add chalk shapes to your fence and let your little Picasso’s create their own fence art.

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Source: TTS Group

Not interested in painting? This fence was made over a period of time by adding one lid, one cap, one top at a time.

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Source: Happily Haverland

If your backyard is your oasis, why not create an oasis in your backyard?

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This fence art would require some cutting and sizing, but the fun and whimsy could be shared between you and your neighbour.

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Source: Panoramio.com

You’ve seen string art right? Why not take it to the 10th degree and create a giant string art fence? Easily removed by just pulling out nails afterwards. This one was used as a wedding backdrop.

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Source: Wedding Obsession.com

This fence art might not season well in cooler climates, but would be so lush and lavish in more tropical areas.

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Would you believe this gate (source unknown) was created by recycling an old garden hose? Repurposed fence art – brilliant!

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Chain link poses a problem for artists that prefer paints, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t create art other ways – like by embroidering maybe?

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Source: Curbly

Or creating colourful weaves.

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This next fence might be the result of a talented artist and a party full of drinkers – how about solo cup fence art!
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Tiny little mural clearly made with a specific muse as influence.

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Source: Blazepress

This fence artist used a scroll saw to create her masterpiece.

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Source: Jane’s Backyard.com

Sometimes the art isn’t in the image, but in the colour, movement and feeling that a piece emotes. I’d argue that these cheery hues are fence art in themselves.

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For the inspiration-seeking gardeners – fence art might merely be a favourite quote in a special place.

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I love the idea of silhouette fence art – whether it be birds on a wire, or a traced image of your kids… Yup, I can see this happening on my fence.

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There you go – inspiration and enough creativity to put us all to shame. I don’t know how I’m going to look at my bare fence again without feeling like a slacker.

Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:40:30-04:00July 12th, 2016|DECOR, Uncategorised|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. the cape on the corner July 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    gorgeous and inspiring!
    b

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca July 28, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

      I agree! I wish I could take credit, but these brilliant homeowners and artists did it all – I just shared their talent. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  2. Dianne February 5, 2017 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    WOW WOW WOW! Thank you

  3. […] The first idea above includes flowers made from brightly coloured plastic plates, bowls and platter trays from bargain stores with hosepipe stems. The second photo shows bottle tops and container lids fastened to the fence in a patterned design and in the third, each child has been given a post to paint in whichever way they choose. Other outdoor ideas include using old wellies as planters and decorating railings too. Image credits from Pinterest. Find more ideas in this blog post. […]

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