Girl’s Garden Room {Word Plaques & White Picket Fence}

Most of us have probably seen these Pottery Barn wood plaques. I have been drooling over them for some time now. My little girl’s room is garden themed and I knew they would be so cute in her room. The price however was not so cute, as with most things Pottery Barn right? So I decided to make my own.
I started with a 8in wide board at Home Depot and cut it to the sizes of the plaques from Pottery Barn. I painted the edges and the tops of the boards (So that the wood wouldn’t show through some of the lighter fabric).
Β “What fabric?” you may be asking. Well, the Pottery Barn plaques are hand painted and I’m not so good at hand painting. So I decided to decoupage fabric to the wood for some design and color.

I layed out my fabric (cut a little larger than needed for the plaques) and covered the backs of them with Mod Podge. This makes them stiffer and prevents fraying; making the cutting to size easier.
I decoupaged the fabric to the fronts of the plaques. I cut out the words out of cardstock with the Cricut and decoupaged them on the fabric. I then covered all of it with the Mod Podge.

Here’s some close ups so you can see some of the fabric. I changed up some of the words and had to play around with the fonts and colors; obviously incorporating my Daughter’s name into the mix!

ο»ΏI had another idea for her room, an idea I’ve had for sometime. I love white picket fences and I would have one outside of my home this minute if we owned our home and we didn’t move every few years. That, however, is not my reality. So why not have a white picket fence INSIDE the house? Something we can drag with us from house to house.
First I had the hubs build me a fence. I sometimes wonder what goes through his head when I am telling him “Ok, I’m getting stuff to make a fence…that I need you to build…to put inside the house”.
I painted the fence green, using the remaining paint in two different spray cans. I knew it would mostly be covered up so it wouldn’t really matter if it was blotchy and two-toned. Next came the DecoArt Weathered Wood. This is the first time that I’ve used this stuff and it’s pretty amazing! Once the Weathered Wood dried I painted on some white paint (from a gallon of paint that wasn’t working for another project).
I love how the fence came out. The Weather Wood worked great! It really does look like a picket fence that has been sitting out in the elements for years.
Here’s the whole wall in my daughter’s room. I think it all turned out wonderfully!
So what do ya think? How does it compare to the Pottery Barn version? My daughter loves it and asked if we could put more “girly” stuff in her room. Don’t worry hunny, I’ve already got something else in the works!
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  1. thats so cute love the boards and the picket fence looks great… you did a beautiful job.

  2. Amazing!! you did such a great job, so creative. I like it better than Pottery Barns!

  3. this is AHmazing.
    I loooove the fabric. I’ve been tempted to do fabric letters on the wall recently, so this is really inspiring.
    Great job! love the picket fence too.

  4. Wow! These signs are amazing! I am already thinking up words for both of my kids’ rooms.

    It’s incredible the amount of money that people will pay for something from Pottery Barn when they can make it themselves for a fraction of the cost, huh? I guess that’s the price they pay for not tapping into their craftiness;)

    That fence is incredible and has me trying to figure out where I would put one!

  5. These are adorable!!! I am going to feature this on my blog tomorrow.

  6. love! that gate is to die for!

  7. This is awesome! I love the fence. πŸ™‚

  8. Worth every penny, eat your heart out PB (and keep the change!). You should link up to the PB knock off party 2/24 at Homebody Holly. Well done, must copy.

  9. I did a Thanksgiving version of these and I just realized I never blogged about them, just posted a pic on FB! Silly me! Yours are soo cute! I think I need to make some that I can hang up all year

  10. the fence is pure genius, love the weathered look and fabric covered signs! Bravo!

  11. You’d never know those signs were not PB!! Great job!!

  12. Remember you from the upcycle thread on DS πŸ˜‰

    GREAT job on this! Super impressed!

  13. They look amazing, such a great idea for your daughters room.

  14. I love what you did…way more than the PB ones. We are kindred spirits…I was going to do the exact knockoff for my daughter’s room but then didn’t when I couldn’t figure out where to put them. I still may at some point. I love yours. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  15. I love it! I am also in love with the white picket fences

  16. Amazing work. You rock!

  17. What a great idea with the fabric! I do hand paint signs but love the fabric idea, very unique.

  18. What a great job! Love what you did!

  19. LOVE THIS!! Seriously, love it!! Now my mind is racing with the different things I could do with this technique!! you just got yourself a new follower! Awesome!

  20. Amazing! I love the signs and fence so much! I wish I had a daughter.

  21. Gorgeous words plaques! i love that you use fabrics on it, i am so in love and they’re more gorgeous than the one i made, I wanted to do this more, your daughter is so lucky to have a mother like you!! have a wonderful day!

  22. Beautiful! I too have seen those and thought they would be perfect in my girls room! I would love to have you come and share at Fantastic Friday tomorrow at


  23. This is cute! I LOVE the fence!

  24. looks better than potterybarn!

  25. you did a great job with these, i would love it if you shared this at my party on wednesday.

  26. Wow, they turned out fantastic, and I LOVE the fence!!!! Great job =)

  27. Beautiful. You created something wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. I love it. πŸ™‚

  28. Great ideas I love my Cricut and don’t use it near enough. Keep the ideas coming. Now a follower! Come visit me Leslie

  29. Amazing job! I love that you used fabric to modge podge on!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE the room!! I have plans to do my sunroom in this theme and may have to borrow some of your ideas. Thanks for the great tutorial. I’m your newest follower!! Rebecca

  31. Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I posted it on a few of my favorite tutorials for the week here:
    Love it!

  32. Super cute! I love seeing something I can’t afford (well not that part) but then recreating it and it looking just as good if not better than the original for a fraction of the price. Every details is adorable! Great job!

    Your little ones have the best rooms! πŸ™‚


  33. Love these! I was actually thinking about hacking these myself for my daughters room. Great job! Love how they turned out. πŸ™‚

  34. omg I love these! They look great..better then pottery barn! Im gonna have to try this!

  35. Your plaques look so good…just as good as PB’s! What a great idea to use fabric. That fence is really cool too, I’ll have to remember that Weathered Wood stuff.
    Thanks for joining my party!

  36. I love these!! I was wondering how you made the letters? What did you use for them and what tool did you use to cute them out so neatly?? Thanks!!! LOVE the blog!!

  37. Oh wow!!! I really love what you did with the wall plaques!!! How pretty!!! I really do like yours better than the PB ones. I’m thinking of trying it using Mod Podge and scrapbooking paper. But fabric really did work nicely! Great job!!!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

    visiting from Holly’s party

  38. Using the fabric was a brilliant idea!

  39. What a cute wall! I’ll bet you have a happy daughter.
    Following you. :o)
    Come visit me-

  40. this is adorable!!! and congrats on having two projects in the top ten! πŸ™‚

  41. Oh my word,how cute! And how perfect for a little girls room!

  42. I’ve been searching for some DIY wall art for my 7 year old daughter’s room. This is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  43. These are awesome! You did such a great job. πŸ˜€

  44. These came out so nice! Great job!!!

  45. wonderful knock-offs!!! Do you mind sharing what size were your Cricut letters?

  46. What store did you buy the fence from?

  47. What store did you buy the fence from?


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