10 Cheap Fence Ideas for Your Yard

In this post, we are going to focus on 10 cheap fence ideas for your yard. The fences we’re about to cover are great because there’s a wide variety of choices, everyone will be able to find a fence that will fit their needs. Creating a fence instead of buying one will save you money and allow you to create the perfect fence. Keep reading 10 cheap fence ideas for your yard to find the perfect cheap fence idea for you!  

1. Split Rail Fence Lined with Mesh 

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Do you need a fence that will keep pets in and wild animals out? This cheap fence idea will do just that! This fence option can be used as a pet fence or a perimeter fence. The part that’s great for keeping pets in and animals out is the mesh. This fence is nice-looking and it is also very functional. If you aren’t worried about pets or animals getting in and just want a fence to line your property you can skip on putting the mesh. 

2. Wire Fence with Wooden Frame  

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This is a more modern looking fence that is great for keeping pets in your yard, keeping wild animals out, and keeping smaller livestock. This fence is very nice looking and is made with wood and thick wire fencing. It doesn’t give a lot of privacy but it’s great if you prefer openness. 

3. Privacy Fence with Hog Wire 

If you want a privacy fence around your yard then you might want to consider creating this cheap fence. This fence might be hard to build for those with little DIY experience. If you are a pretty experienced DIYer you most likely could figure out how to build this. This fence is very visually appealing and gives privacy while still offering a little openness as well.

4. Pallet Fence 

Are you looking for a way to create a fence for almost no money at all? With this pallet fence, you can do just that! I’m sure you’re wondering how you would do this. More often than not you can find free pallets at locations like small local shops, local shopping locations, and local recycling locations. So if you really are on a tight budget consider building this cheap fence idea. It’s very easy! 

5. DIY Garden Fence

Are you looking for a fence that will protect your garden? If so, this cheap fence idea is perfect. Even if you aren’t looking to protect your garden you should consider doing so. Without a fence, wild animals can easily get in and destroy your plants. Creating this fence is really easy and it is very budget-friendly. Most of this fence is made of wooden sticks and black plastic netting. 

6. Chicken Wire Garden Fence

This cheap fence idea is very nice looking, it’s easy to make, and it’s budget-friendly. All you need is chicken wire and wood. You can customize this to what you want. If you want to add a pop of color you can paint the wood to the color you prefer. This fence doesn’t give you much privacy, so if you’re looking for privacy I would recommend another fencing option. If you have any small pets and want to make a fenced-in area for them this fence would work great! 

7. Log Fence 

This is another super budget-friendly cheap fence idea. It’s also very creative looking. If you’re looking for a fence makes quite a statement this fence could be just what you’re looking for. All you need to do to create this fence is stack logs around the areas you want fenced in. It’s that easy. If you don’t want anything getting in or getting out make sure to stack it high enough and make sure it can’t get knocked over. 

8. Goat Proof Fence

Do you own goats? Are you looking for a way to keep them safe? This goat proof fence can do just that. This cheap fence idea will allow you to let your goats have the freedom they want. They can roam free and you won’t have to worry about them escaping. This fence is made with garden stakes and wire fencing. However, if you prefer the look of wood over garden stakes you can use wooden sticks in place of the garden stakes. 

9. Wattle Fence 

Are you looking for a beautiful and creative fence? This fence is just that. Wattle fencing consists of weaving thin branches, which creates a woven lattice pattern. The great thing about this fence is it can be used to handle livestock. The weaving pattern makes the fence pretty strong. You can use any wood that you want, however, you might find some wood is harder to weave than others. 

There are two ways you can tackle this project. The first way is to completely build it from scratch. The other way is to utilize the chain link fence you already have if you have one. This fence design looks very simple but nice at the same time. If you already have a chain link fence all you need to do is line each pole with your wood of choice. The fence is sturdy and is a great way to protect your yard. Do you need to cut your chain link fence for this projet? If so, check out How to Cut Chain Link Fence. Do you want another way to make your chain link fence look amazing? Check out Affordable Hack To Make Your Chain Link Fence Look Amazing.

There are 10 cheap fence ideas for your yard! We hope that you were able to find a cheap fence idea that you can incorporate into your backyard. You saw a variety of styles like simplistic, detailed, modern, etc. The great thing about this is you can create almost anything. Have you ever created a fence before? If so, what was the hardest part of creating it? Do you have a favorite idea from this list? We would love to hear your thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment.

About Brianna Goulet

Brianna is a freelance writer who covers home decor, DIY projects, and tool reviews. She’s written for a variety of sites on these topics. She's originally from Massachusetts but she's currently living in Florida.

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