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Twigs, rustic salvage and found objects made into garden art - sound like something you like, too?

If it's rusty or rustic, weathered treasures gleaned from thrift stores and garage sales, or hand made crafts from natural materials in the hedgerows and roadsides; these are things that appeal to me - find out what is next...

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May 28, 2016

Rustic Garden Projects - add a ton of character and charm

Build some Rustic Garden Projects and add charm and character to your garden

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May 28, 2016

Making Metal Look Old - patina, tarnish and rust

Making Metal Look Old; techniques and tips for artificially aging metal for rustic garden crafts; learn about patina, verdigris and how to make tin look aged

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May 27, 2016

Weathered Red Barn Paint - make your rustic crafts vintage

Use this vintage paint technique for Weathered Red Barn Paint...

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May 26, 2016

Max - Mastiff, Alsatian Cross M.A.X.

Max - Mastiff Alsatian X

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May 24, 2016

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool - it's amazing...

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May 23, 2016

Short Garden Sayings - sometimes, shorter is better

Sometimes, shorter is better - here are some Short Garden Sayings...

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May 18, 2016

Favorite Hypertufa Molds - some inspiration

Here are some of my Favorite Hypertufa Molds - they're all around us...

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May 18, 2016

Hypertufa Duds - Booboos, Blunders and Bloopers

It's not all smooth sailing with Hypertufa; checkout my booboos, blunders and bloopers...

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May 18, 2016

Oil Can Planter - upcycling and reusing

Here's a funky bit of garden art diy, making an Oil Can Planter from a recycled tin can...

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May 15, 2016

Hypertufa How-To Manual - get started now

Got a yearning to start Hypertufa Gardening, but don't know where to start? Get the Hypertufa How-To Manual here...

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May 15, 2016

Hypertufa Projects - playing with mud

Building Hypertufa Projects is a great way to fill your garden with unique rustic garden crafts...

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May 10, 2016

Life In Miniature - tiny landscapes, fairy gardens

What's Life in Miniature really like? Ask the fairies - they know...

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May 10, 2016

Twig Trivet - put your hot pans on this

Make a Twig Trivet for your own hot pans, or for a gift; something made from your very own garden...

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May 08, 2016

Rustic Garden Gifts - homemade and DIY for the gardener you love

If you have a gardener on your list, or someone who loves rustic country decor, make or DIY something unique and special...

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May 04, 2016

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book - make your own twig and branch art

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book; download yours now!

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May 04, 2016

9 Spring Projects - I've been busy

9 Spring Projects - looking back, I've been busy...

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May 03, 2016

Spindle Angels - rustic porch or mantel decor

Make some rustic porch Spindle Angels...

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Apr 29, 2016

Sewing Machine Cabinet; another rustic paint project

This old sewing machine needs a Sewing Machine Cabinet; nothing available, so I upcycled a salvaged one into a spectacular piece of furniture

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Apr 28, 2016

Terracotta Fairy Garden; don't throw out your broken pots; create some fun

Got broken terra cotta pots? Make a Terracotta Fairy Garden; it's not such a disaster after all, when you drop a clay pot - you can use them to create some fun...

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Apr 27, 2016

Hypertufa Leaf; make your own leaves for fountains, to plant in, or just enjoy

Create a Hypertufa Leaf (or two) and use them for fountains, to plant special little alpines or succulents in, or just as rustic garden decor

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Apr 23, 2016

Cold Porcelain Recipe - home made modeling clay

Make your own modeling clay with this Cold Porcelain Recipe...

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Apr 23, 2016

Kroy Socks Yarn by Patons - a review

Kroy Socks Yarn by Patons - a review of socks knitted with this yarn...

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Apr 22, 2016

Rustic Paint Techniques - for aged and weatherbeaten charm

Rustic Paint Techniques to age and weather your rustic crafts for a weatherbeaten appearance

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Apr 22, 2016

Hypertufa Toadstools - perfect accent for a fairy garden

These Hypertufa Toadstools are a little different from the run of the mill mushrooms that you might see...

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Apr 20, 2016

Mason Jar Storage - for small bits and pieces

Keep all your bits, pieces, nails and screws in one place with some Mason Jar Storage...

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Apr 20, 2016

Setting Up Your Hypertufa Studio - the right place to work

Setting up your hypertufa studio is not rocket science but there are few things to take into consideration...

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Apr 19, 2016

My New Breezeway Studio - finally, a place to work!

Finally, a place to work; my new Breezeway Studio...

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Apr 18, 2016

Hillbilly Clipart; rustic pictures, shacks & primitive art

Hillbilly Clipart; bringing the country life to your art work, blog or just for fun; gardening, rustic shacks, primitive art...

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Apr 17, 2016

Faux Birds Nest in a Terracotta Pot - those birds will make a nest anywhere

Those birds will nest anywhere, even in a rustic Terracotta Pot...

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Apr 17, 2016

Earth Day - make your garden art recycled and reused

Earth Day is coming up; what will you do to help Mother Earth? How about making some garden art out of junk and trash?

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Apr 12, 2016

Latex Molds for Hypertufa - diy concrete garden crafts

Use these fabulous Latex Molds for Hypertufa diy concrete garden crafts; tutorial and lots of detail...

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Apr 11, 2016

Rustic Elephants - every garden needs a pachyderm or two

Every garden should have a pachyderm or two, and these Rustic Elephants sure fit the bill...

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Apr 09, 2016

Pot-Pourri - fragrant flowers, scented oils displayed in a rustic container

Make your own Pot-Pourri gifts for your rustic loving friends and relatives...

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Apr 06, 2016

Hand Painted Garden Signs - witty and whimsical

Make some Hand Painted Garden Signs with witty and whimsical sayings and quotes...

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Apr 05, 2016

Annealing Copper Wire - how to make copper wire flexible

Annealing Copper Wire is a really important skill; without it, copper wire doesn't bend to your will

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Apr 03, 2016

Faux Birds Nests - save the real thing for the birds

There are rules about not taking real birds nests for your crafts, so make some Faux Birds Nests instead...

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Apr 02, 2016

Garden Sign Sayings - funny quotes, whimsical sayings

Here's where you can find Garden Sign Sayings for your rustic garden signs; contribute your own to the growing list...

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Apr 02, 2016

Hypertufa Textures - use whatever you have to make rustic patterns

Making Textures in your Hypertufa crafts is simple - use whatever is to hand to give rustic patterns to your creations...

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Apr 01, 2016

Rurality Newsletter April 2016

Rurality Newsletter April 2016

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Mar 31, 2016

Build a Potting Bench - find out how here, and get free plans

Build a Potting Bench with these free plans and enjoy your rustic work area; barnboard, twigs and some easy techniques will get you started; where you take it from there is up to you...

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Mar 31, 2016

Upcycled Potting Bench - finding a use for all those treasures

Find a use for all those treasures - make an Upcycled Potting Bench...

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Mar 28, 2016

Rustic Bird Cages - weathered and junky

Weathered and junky Rustic Bird Cages - with a twist...

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Mar 25, 2016

Rustic Crafts - recycling, salvaging & making unique garden art

Find your favorite Rustic Craft; salvaged, recycled and unique trash to treasure garden art; using twigs, driftwood and other natural materials for benches, twig furniture

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Mar 24, 2016

Garden Art For Sale - some of my creations

Looking for Garden Art for Sale? Here are some of my creations that I have available for sale...

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Mar 24, 2016

Twig Obelisk - delicate vine support for your garden

Build a Twig Obelisk for vines to grow on flanking steps, or for fairy lights on your porch; upcycling never felt so good...

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Mar 24, 2016

Strange Artifacts can be found all around us

What Strange Artifacts have you come across in your travels; whether they are found in basements, attics, old barns, ask about them here...

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Mar 22, 2016

Rustic Cake Tin Mirror - rusty wire and metal

This Rustic Cake Tin Mirror came about by accident; shopping in the dollar store. Who could have predicted the way certain things connect up in my mind?

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Mar 19, 2016

Junk Cactus Garden; protect those spiky cacti from harm; or is it vice versa?

My Junk Cactus Garden is a small and jewel like vignette with an old time western flavor; Boot Hill was never like this...

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Mar 19, 2016

Blue Vintage First Aid Tin - what is it about blue?

This is my latest present from hubby; the Blue Vintage First Aid Tin. It's not the usual kind of present, but it's my favorite...

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