Fairy Garden ~ Fence
I certainly hope you didn’t think that I was done with the Fairy Garden. The next project for this garden was a fence. In keeping with the theme of doing this garden with things that I have here, I used toothpicks, water, paint, glue and a pair of scissors. Having decided that this particular Fairy Garden has been around for a long time the fence needs to look as if it has been as well. Toothpicks would of course create a very new looking fence. I decided to whitewash them. . Have I ever mentioned how lazy I am? Well I am and not being in possession of a friend I could talk into painting them,and having NOT measured I just dumped a bunch into a container of water….like below.
I added white paint to the water. I first used tempura paint but that didn’t not seem to work well, it certainly did not adhere to the toothpicks, so I dumped in some acrylic craft paint. . That worked better.
After mixing the water and paint together, I let soak for about 24 hours. I then drained the water and allowed the toothpicks to dry I actually put the toothpicks on plastic wrap and the paint won’t really stick to it and let them dry. After the toothpicks were dry. I put them on Foil.
Some of them had stuck together but it was easy to separate them. I am very pleased how they came out, Kinda of whitish gray, very weathered looking. Then cut them in half and put them together. I did not really count how many to each section, but seeing as how I was going to use toothpicks going across I was able to figure it out without all that math stuff.
Next came some glue across the half picks that where together. Then laid two halves across as shown:
I did this for about a dozen sections. Some were nice and neat as above and some not so much. It was ok if they were not perfect.. Remember I wanted it to look like an older fence. I then left them to dry for about an hour, then flipped the sections over and repeated it on the other side. Again I was not perfect with placement.
I then put them into my garden and walla…old fence for my Fairy Garden!
Stay tuned for more!