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A nifty sign made from picket fence posts that reads 'dinner, photos, drinks, dancing'.


A little paint and creativity can have functional party items looking fabulous, just like this pretty DIY sign made from simple fence pickets. Choose colours that work with your party theme for a seamless look.


1Apply the base coat

Paint the pine and pickets all over with two-in-one paint using a 50mm brush and leave to dry.

2Paint the letters

Mark out the lettering on pickets in pencil, then trace over it in contrasting paint with a craft brush and leave to dry, applying a second coat if needed.

3Affix the pickets

Centre the pickets over the pine, drill pilot holes with a 3mm bit, and secure with 30mm screws.

4Install the sign

Touch up the screw heads with paint. Tap the pine at least 150mm into the ground with a mallet.

5More D.I.Y. celebration ideas

Take a look at our budget-friendly wedding for more party inspiration


Photo Credit: Cath Muscat

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.