Make Simple, Beautiful Garden Fences and Trellises

Have fun with sticks — transform them into useful, attractive wattle and wickets for a garden fence or trellis.

Homemade Stick Trellis
Homemade garden trellises provide a perfect place to grow vining plants. The same woven twigs used to make wattle fences can be used to create rings that stabilize and beautify garden towers.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Author Barbara Pleasant makes a wooden garden tower trellis.
Stick Wattle Fence
Wattle fences are made by weaving flexible green sapling wood between upright posts.
Photo courtesy LYNN KARLIN
Garden Accents
Once you’re comfortable working with twigs and branches, try making more ornate garden accents and furniture. Experiment!
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Willow Wattle Fence
Once you get the hang of wattle weaving, experiment with different designs.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Wooden Stick Wicket
Wooden wickets keep plants from being trampled and provide support for long-stemmed plants that tend to flop over.

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