50 Awesome Garden Fence Decoration Ideas To Add More Cheer To Your Yard

Liven up your old fence in the backyard with creative decoration.

This collection of garden fence decoration ideas features impressive embellishments and means to hide defects of the weathered fence or to make the boring surface more cheerful and attractive.

If you love your backyard and have invested many efforts and time in making it look like a part of your home, you will find an idea that will help you improve the curb appeal of your outdoor space regardless of the fence type.

Best Garden Fence Decorations. These garden fence decoration ideas will make your yard unique and gorgeous. Add a personal touch and vibrance to your outdoor space. #decorhomeideas

1. Wooden Birdhouses Attract Feathered Friends

Adorable Birdhouses Hung on the Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Use the stable support of the wooden fence to create a whimsical wall for birdhouses.

This DIY project is the perfect way to spend a summer weekend outside to create and contribute to the wildlife and the backyard decor.

via A Crafty Spoonful

2. Make The Décor Part Of The Fence

Adorable Lizard Cut into the Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Give your fence a curious point of interest with a cut in the wood beams image. That can be a flower, a bee, a butterfly and why not a lizard?

You may have happened to see a few climbing up your fence in the stillest time of the hot day, haven’t you?

via Kate McMillan

3. Colorful Painted Birdhouse Project

Birdhouse Fence Dеcor #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Set different in design birdhouses on the fence to create a cute rustic decoration. Use cheerful colors that will liven up even the most boring backyard fence.

via HGTV

4. Bright Metal Blooms

Brilliant Orange Floral Decorations on the Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The old wooden fence will be a forgotten memory of the past with these adorable flowers! Find cheap metal art from the Dollar store and paint them in vibrant color.

Then place them on the fence on a random pattern and enjoy the easy and affordable backyard focal point.

In case the flowers are not that heavy, you can use them also as a decoration of a chain-link fence.

via Chris H Olsen

5. Upcycled Planter Bags

Colorful Bag Planters #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The flower pots are an easy means to decorate a fence.

Among the wide variety of pots you can find in the stores, you can also experiment by upcycling items for a unique personalized touch.

Try old handbags, rubber boots, shoe organizers with kind of a pocket that can be repurposed into a planter.

via HGTV

6. Metal Butterfly Art Piece

Corrugated Metal Butterfly with Wooden Body #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Make yourself a metal art to attach to the fence and give its plain look a focal point.

Scrap pieces from corrugated metal sheets that remained after a backyard overhaul are given a new shape with a hand cutter grinder.

Specifically for this fence butterfly, you are going to need another scrap item like a wooden chair leg.

7. Repurposed Hubcap Flowers

Cute Flowers made of Car Hubcaps #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

For this interesting idea, you literally don’t need any money. Ask your friends whether they have any car hubcaps left in their garages. In the worst case, you can find a set of different hubcaps at a thrift shop.

Cut the edges off the circle to form the petals. Then spray paint a bright color and screw them on the top part of the fence. Use chalk or green acrylic paint to draw the stems.

This fence art turns the old and boring fence into a cheerful garden-themed part of the backyard.

via Hometalk

8. Backyard Chalkboard Adds Changeable Whimsy

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

A chalkboard on the fence is a universal addition to the backyard decoration! During the day the toddlers can make paintings with chalks or be taught letters and numbers!

On special occasions, like a birthday or party, the chalkboard can quickly become part of the thematic decor.

via The Good Life

9. Laser Cut Metal Butterflies

Easy DIY Fence Butterflies #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

You can get a set of these metal art butterflies from Etsy. Butterflies are the perfect outdoor decoration because they are related to the garden environment. The boring wood fence will quickly transform into a customized focal point.

You can try making these large butterflies from materials that are prone to cutting and resistant to atmospheric conditions.

Orange Etsy Button

10. Colored Glass Makes Art Of Fence Holes

Fill in Fence Holes with Glass Gems #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Turn the defect of the weathered fence wood into a magical effect!

Holes start to appear on the wood surface as time goes by. Fill each one with a small faux gem and watch the light go through and reflect the color of the glass.

You will be so amazed by the playful rays of light that you would be willing to drill additional holes!

via Garden Drama

11. Farmhouse Chic Vintage Window

Friendly Window Display Fence Dеcor #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Take an old window and hang it on the fence. Decorate either side with vases, jars or flower pots to make the repurposed wall art beautiful and attractive.

This type of farmhouse decoration can remain on the fence all year long and be part of the seasonal decoration.

For example, in autumn or for Halloween the flower pots can be replaced with pumpkins or wreaths. In winter, use the frame of the window to weave Christmas fairy lights.

12. Add Versatile Décor With Frames And Shelves

Garden Fence Decoration Idea with Shelves #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

To hide the unevenness or defects of a fence, use unexpected items as decoration. The repurposed application will draw attention away from the fence’s weaknesses.

For example, unused storage units like drawers and shelves can be hung on it to hold garden items and decor. Combine them with picture frames left empty to enhance the charm of the rustic wall decoration.

via Le Blog De Bea

13. DIY Metal Sunflower

Garden Fence Decoration Idea with Sunflowers #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Sunflowers are one of the most favorite garden-themed decorations. Their bright color welcomes the sunny mood and the shape of the bloom reminds of the sun. Using the sunflower motif as a garden fence decor will add a cheerful and summer-themed vibe to the yard.

You can make these of any scrap materials you have on hand- wood, metal pieces, cooking pots and sieves, etc. any that remind of the shape of the sunflower.

14. Rustic Window With Garden Décor

Garden Window Scene with Cute Owl Statue #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Prepare signs, vintage items and decorative figures to create this whimsical fence decoration idea. The center point is the reclaimed window which sets a garden landscape on the fence.

The windowsill accommodates cute garden-themed statues. Around and below it, there are other garden-related decorations that enhance the decor idea.

15. Create A Fence Garden From Rain Gutters

Gutter Fence Garden #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Use gutters to build planters with the length of your fence! If you want not only to beautify this part of your yard but to also hide the boring fence material, plant cascading flowers that will create a blooming waterfall.

For the bottom part of the fence, you can plant climbing plants and support them on trellises to ensure that the fence is hidden during the warm part of the year.

via Preparedness Mama

16. Expand Planting Space With Mounted Pots

Half Planters Hung in Frames on the Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

These planters look like built in the fence. Actually, this is a visual illusion achieved by their design. You can find such clay or plastic pots in the garden stores.

They are fixed to the wall the standard way- with nails or screws. To enhance their interesting visual effect, frame them with upcycled windows.

17. Colorful Framed Plant Pots Make Pretty Focal Points

Hang Flowers in Upcycled Wooden Frames #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The same framing idea can be used with other types of flower planters. The metal galvanized buckets or the cans from food are perfect for quick DIY fence decoration.

The metal is an easy-to-be-painted material so you can create a vivid fence decor with no effort.

18. Mirrors Reflect The Beauty Of Nature

Hang Mirrors on the Garden Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This is an amazing idea for fence decor in case your house is surrounded by beautiful landscape.

Attaching the reclaimed window frames holding mirrors will reflect the woods opposite and will create a visual illusion as if the landscape is seen through the transparent glass.

via The brambleberry Cottage

19. Flower Baskets Add Stunning Color

Hanging Basket Fence Planters #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The symmetrical alignment of these hanging baskets creates an organized and elegant-looking backyard.

Each basket is suspended on a metal bracket of the fence post that ensures space from the fence to let the planted flowers develop well and turn into a floral fountain.

via Tootsie Time

20. Illuminate Your Fence With Mason Jar Candle Holders

Mason Jar Tea Light Holders on Metal Hooks #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Adding decorative outdoor lighting quickly improves the curb appeal of the house. In addition to that, it makes sure that staying outside at night is more comfortable. One of the most affordable ideas to add lights along the entire fence is with Mason jars. They are not expensive, they come in various sizes and have an incredible farmhouse charm.

Weave wire around the neck of every jar to make a hook for suspending on the fence. You can either fill the inside with sand to place a tea candle on or go the eco-friendly way with solar lights or strings of light.

21. Inspiration In The Garden

Meaningful Fence Quotes #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

In case the condition of the wooden fence is not bad and you don’t need to hide it, you can use it as a canvas for poetic quotes.

Inscribed on the white wooden surface, they will give this structural part a character and a connection with the garden.

22. Add Interest With A Faux Doorway

Mirrored Door with Metal Lintel #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This interesting idea gives the backyard fence vintage charm and uniqueness. It is a salvage DIY using an old door with window panels. Special mirror paint has been applied to the glass to give the plain windows an amazing blurry effect.

Surrounded by planters made of galvanized containers, this new focal point makes you wonder what world will be revealed if you could actually open it.

via Hometalk

23. Bright And Colorful Mason Jars

Multicolored Mason Jars with Wire Hangers #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This Mason jar fence decor can be used in many ways- as outdoor lighting, as flower pots, as containers for seasonal decor or simply as they are- empty, aligned in a staggered pattern glowing with their cheerful colors.

24. String Lights Hung Vertically Are Magical

Outdoor Garden Curtain Lights #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

An easy idea for a fence or screen decor that can stay all year long is to cover the wood with Christmas lights. Drop each string of lights down the fence so that at the end the entire length of the fence is covered.

Such outdoor decor will give additional illumination at night and can also be part of a special occasion decor. This idea could also be applied to a chain-link fence.

25. Pretty Painted Flowerpot Project

Painted Terra Cotta Plant Hangers #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

A dozen small terra cotta pots, some paint, flower pot hangers, and screws and your fence is upgraded in a day! This vertical planter idea is good also for a fresh herb garden.

via Shannon Eileen

26. Colorful Storage From Painted Crates

Pretty Arrangement of Painted Crates #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The old wooden crates are transformed into lovely fence planters with the help of bright colors. Their sizes and designs don’t matter.

The more different they are, the more attractive the decor effect will be.

via HGTV

27. Accent A Stunning Garden With Birdhouses

Pretty Birdhouse Display on the Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The birdhouses are cheap outdoor decor that is useful not only for the curb appeal of our homes but also for the birds.

We saw what a cheerful decor the colorful birdhouses become when grouped together. When you are looking for a more elegant effect, paint them all one color. The interest can be created with the way they are aligned and the accents added.

28. Planter Boxes With Pretty Purple Blooms

Purple and White Blooms with Wall Boxes #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This garden screen aimed to add privacy and to make the atmosphere of the sitting nook more welcoming.

The added wooden boxes are upcycled to serve as flower planters staggered all way down the screen.

29. Whimsical Bicycle Flower Basket

Recycled Bike with Flowers in the Basket #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Reuse the bike that collects dust in the garage as a dual-action garden decoration! Lean it against the fence and plant flowers in the front basket.

The landscape it will create will be attractive in a romantic way and will draw attention away from the fence.

via The Owner Builder Network

30. Patchwork Metal Tiles

Recycled Metal Fence Decoration #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This is an idea about how to give the fence a new look with recycled metal pieces. It will also work on an existing fence if you screw the pieces onto the existing wood.

All square pieces are cut to an identical size that fits into framed holes. The varying textures and colors give the screen a unique look which is just enough to add to your backyard a personalized point of interest.

31. Colorful Croc Flowerpots

Repurposed Croc Planters #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Stepping on the fence is not possible for humans but it is possible to imitate this with Croc planters! The original holes in the rubber will act as drainage so no preparation is needed to turn the slippers into planters.

via Green Moxie

32. Creative Use For Vintage Plates

Repurposed Plate Fence Dеcor #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Do you have a collection of vintage plates? Give them a new function as garden decor by hanging them on the fence.

They will add a homely feeling to the yard so make sure that you beautify that part of the fence which is adjacent to a nook for resting.

via A Cultivated Nest

33. Add Texture And Shine With Silver Trays

Repurposed Silver Trays #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The same homely vibe can be achieved with other kitchen-related items like trays, for example.

That can be a collection of different trays or a collection of silver valuable ones.

via Jennifer Rizzo

34. Bright Blooms Flank An Upcycled Window

Reused Old Window with Charming Sunflowers #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Mimic a part of an interior wall with a weathered window. Hang the window on the fence and decorate it with jars on both sides of it.

The jars can hold faux flowers or bouquets of seasonal flowers from your garden. This is an amazing idea for fence decoration if you love to change the outdoor embellishments every season.

35. Built-In Window Boxes Add Color To A White Fence

Stacked Window Boxes on a White Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The planters on this fence aim to look like an integral part of it and therefore they are all in one and the same color.

The flowers growing into the wooden boxes quickly become the focal point of the garden because their colors stand out against the continuous universal background.

via David Domoney

36. Simple But Charming String Light Treatment

String Pretty Globe Lights Along Your Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This image features another idea for fence decoration with lights.

Strings of Edison bulbs are stretched along the top of the fence creating an illuminating garland.

37. Framed Vertical Succulent Gardens

Succulents Overflowing from Framed Boxes #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Turn the boring wooden fence into an art piece by transforming it into a vertical garden. That can be achieved with planters or with the shown “living” frames.

Making them is not easy but when you finish them the maintenance will be close to zero. You need some scrap wood, wire mesh, soil and succulents.

38. Wine Bottle Fence Adds Color And Shine

Upcycled Bottle Fence for the Garden #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This is one of the most creative fence decor ideas! Actually, the wine bottle decor is not an embellishment but part of the fence!

The more varied colors of bottles, the better effect.

39. Colorful Coffee Table Shelving

Upcycled Coffee Table Fence Dеcor #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This fence decor can also be a practical backyard addition that will help to declutter the outdoor living space.

Make it from a vintage coffee table or a desk and screw it to the wood. The shelf is big enough to hold utensils while the beam underneath it can store towels.

In case you would rather use it in its decorative aspect, use the top to accommodate pots and garden statues.

Orange Etsy Button

40. Get Creative With Upcycled Elements

Upcycled Junk Garden Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

“Trash for some people is a treasure to others!” and so this idea proves this saying. Only a little creativity and a variety of junks are turned into colorful garden-themed fence decor.

In addition to the wordplay, part of the wall decor is also practical. The wooden chairs serve as vertical planters holding pots in the place of the seats.

via Jen Bowles

41. DIY Flowers From Paint Lids And Bottlecaps

Upcycled Paint Lid Flowers #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

If you have already tried a couple of DIY garden projects, you have a dozen paint cans. Usually, you would throw them in the trash when the paint is over. But here is an idea of how to repurpose them into a garden-themed fence decoration.

Put them in a round pattern on the fence to form a flower. The stem can be imitated with bottle caps nailed to the wood.

via Penick

42. Hanging Rain Boot Planters

Upcycled Rain Boot Flower Pots #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The old rain boots become beautiful and unusual garden planters hanging from the fence.

Fill the inside with soil and plant seasonal flowers.

via Rosy Posy

43. DIY Dragonflies From Table Legs

Upcycled Table Leg Dragonflies #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

These rustic dragonflies have been made from wood furniture pieces. Each one needs one leg from a chair or a headboard and pieces from a flat surface. The ornaments can be painted on hand or cut with a special tool.

Hang them on the fence in a random pattern and enjoy the lively dragonfly decoration.

44. Paint Uniform Planters From Tin Cans

Upcycled Tin Can Planters #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

Do you have a baby? Collect the cans from baby food to create a vertical fence garden.

Paint them various colors or stick to one bright paint to create an accent.

via Ciera Design

45. New Use For Old Tires

Upcycled Tire Planters #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

There are many ways to give the old tires new life. Most of the ideas are applicable to the garden decor because they are very durable to the outer environment.

This one focuses on their surprising function as planters. Attach the tire to the picket fence and use the existing hollow to plant a flower.

via Recaptured Charm

46. Elevate An Herb Garden With Stenciled Boxes

Wall Planter Garden with Stenciled Lettering #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

The wooden planters are a suitable fence decor for picket fences because they can bear the load of the wood boxes. Make as many as you wish and stencil them with the name of the plant they contain.

This idea is very good for practicing green thumb with seeds.

via Thrift Diving

47. Fence Mounted Shelves Hold Your Garden

Wall Shelf with a Herb Garden #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

You can increase the number of plants you grow without the need for space in the garden. Do it with a stylish wooden shelf unit attached to the fence.

The deep grey color on the wood hides the original pallet surface and gives the outdoor planter a unique look.

via Growing Spaces

48. Upcycled Spindle Dragonfly Project

Weathered Dragonfly Sign on the Fence #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This is another DIY dragonfly project. It has been made from reclaimed materials, skilfully assembled to create a significant in size dragonfly.

via Hometalk

49. Simple Terracotta Pots Add Dramatic Impact

Wire Frame with Dozens of Terra Cotta Pots #gardenfencedecoration #decorhomeideas

This outstanding fence decor creates a farmhouse focal point. Numerous terra cotta pots create a new fence layer being placed in front of the brick structure.

Only greenery is planted into them, which will develop and transform the structural part of the yard into a living green wall.

via Nena’s Notes

50. Add Some Faux Flowers

Garden Fence Decoration Idea

Faux flowers can do miracles with a small relaxing nook next to the fence. Arrange them in an arch, square or round shape to mimic a large wreath. They will add a cheerful pop of color and will make the nook so welcoming!

via Akia Rollins

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