A budget-savvy DIY enthusiast has recently shared her creative solution for transforming a plain-looking garden fence into a stylish and chic one without breaking the bank. Carly, the creator behind the TikTok account @homestyle_bycarly, has revealed in a 23-second video how she used a single item from Home Bargains to give her traditional lap fence panels a quick and effortless glow-up. With just under £100, Carly was able to purchase a 6ft artificial foliage panel and attach it to her fence using a staple gun and nails.
Carly’s video tutorial shows how easy it is to transform a boring fence into a stylish one with just a few simple steps. First, she screws the artificial foliage panels along the top of the fence, which clip together for easy attachment. The panels are also easy to cut to size with scissors. Then, she uses a staple gun to pin it all over for more security.
To complete the look, Carly adds some chic accessories, including an outdoor rug, rattan chair, wood burner, and small metal side table. Shoppers can find similar-style artificial panels from various online retailers, including Shein, with prices starting at just £2.25. Rattan chairs can also be purchased from Jysk for as little as £35, while outdoor rugs may only set you back £13.50 at Shein.
Carly’s budget-friendly DIY project has gained a lot of attention on TikTok, with the reel receiving more than 5,500 likes and 264,800 views. Carly, who regularly shares interior design tips and home transformation ideas with her 10,800 followers, has received positive feedback from her fans. Many have praised her for her creativity and resourcefulness, with one commenting, “Brilliant.” Another user shared their experience with the same artificial foliage panels, stating, “I’ve got the same ones to cover an old wall, they look amazing. My Best Buy of the summer.” A third user even shared their own experience, saying, “I’ve had similar up for 2 years and still just as green as the day it went up! Be prepared for the spider web invasion on it.”
While Carly’s DIY project has received mostly positive feedback, not everyone was convinced. One user suggested, “Please plant a real plant.” Nonetheless, Carly’s project proves that a little creativity and resourcefulness can go a long way in transforming a dull-looking fence into a stylish one without spending a fortune.