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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...

Rustic Garden Art DIY Blog
Jan 15, 2017

Garage Sale Gleanings - treasures from yard sales

Treasures from yard sales - Garage Sale Gleanings...

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Jan 15, 2017

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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Jan 14, 2017

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; weathering and aging techniques

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; rustic garden art tutorial...

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Jan 14, 2017

Hypertufa Chairs? How on earth...?

How on earth do you make Hypertufa Chairs?

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Jan 14, 2017

Mason Jar Storage - for small bits and pieces

Craft Storage Ideas - Mason Jar Storage...

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Jan 14, 2017

Craft Storage Cabinet - do it yourself resource center

DIY your own Craft Storage Cabinet using upcycled kitchen cabinets...

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Jan 14, 2017

Finds From the Recycle Center - treasures in disguise

Treasures in disguise - Finds From the Recycle Center...

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Jan 13, 2017

Junk Pile Treasures - gleaning old rusty pieces

Gleaning old rusty pieces to transform into Junk Pile Treasures...

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Jan 13, 2017

Rustic Valentine - primitive and heart shaped

Rustic Valentine - heart motifs in rural primitive style...

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Jan 10, 2017

Arts and Craft Supplies - stock up your DIY hoard

Where do you find your Arts and Crafts Supplies - stock up your DIY hoard...

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Jan 09, 2017

Flea Market Finds - hidden treasures

Flea Market Finds - hidden treasures...

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Jan 09, 2017

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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Jan 08, 2017

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds - treasures in the rough

Here are some of my Favorite Thrift Store Finds - I love that feeling of glee when you spot something in the recycle center, knowing you can make it into a treasure...

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Jan 07, 2017

Rustic Garden Sheds - from the funky to the sublime

Rustic Garden Sheds are the perfect accessory to your garden; not only a functional place to keep your tools, but a well appointed sanctuary for the gardener...

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Jan 07, 2017

The Eclectic Eggporeum - Bird Themed Vignette

If it's to do with birds, chickens or other farm type stuff, it belongs on the Eclectic Eggporeum; this started out as my chicken house, and has evolved to be much more...

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Jan 07, 2017

Faux Driftwood Planter made from Hypertufa

Build a Faux Driftwood Planter from Hypertufa that resembles a piece of weathered wood that you would find on the beach...

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Jan 05, 2017

Coat Hanger Heart - simple and easy primitive craft

Make this simple Coat Hanger Heart for a country primitive look; supplies are easily found in your home right now...

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Jan 04, 2017

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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Jan 04, 2017

Draped Hypertufa - a different strategy

Here's a different strategy - diy tutorial for Draped Hypertufa...

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Jan 04, 2017

Wire Techniques for Crafts; the basics for attaching pieces together with wire

Wire Techniques for Crafts; the basics for attaching pieces together, the best kinds of wire to use and how to actually do it...

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Jan 04, 2017

Short Garden Sayings - sometimes, shorter is better

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

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Jan 03, 2017

Ask the Artisan - The Woman of Many Sticks is in

Ask the Artisan any questions about your rustic crafts

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Jan 02, 2017

Wildcrafting - gleaning, collecting & harvesting from nature

Learn about Wildcrafting, that fascinating alternate lifestyle; gleaning, collecting and harvesting mother natures abundance

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Jan 01, 2017

Twig Basket Care - how to look after baskets made from natural materials

Twig Basket Care is simple and straightforward; as a natural material, twigs and other types of woody natural fibers need to be treated tenderly

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Dec 30, 2016

Fruit Wood Twigs; a waste material made into treasure

Fruit Wood Twigs are one of those things that just keeps on giving; apple, pear and peach trees need pruning every year; take those twigs and make them into crafts

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Dec 30, 2016

Twigs for Crafts; which is the best for rustic diy?

Twigs for Crafts can be found everywhere; shrubs that are commonly grown in gardens, native trees, street trees and orchard fruit trees all benefit from pruning; utilize them!

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Dec 30, 2016

Hypertufa Birdbath; attracting birds to your garden with a water feature

Create a Hypertufa Birdbath, and attract birds to your garden; a rustic water feature is always good, and one made out of hypertufa is the crowning glory

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Dec 29, 2016

Barb Wire Crafts - The Devils Hatband transformed into western country crafts

Using Barbed Wire in Crafts makes for a unique and unusual western country look; barbed wire balls, angels, wreaths & other rustic crafts

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Dec 28, 2016

Rustic Garden Signs - funny quotes, whimsical sayings to embellish your garden

Paint your Rustic Garden Signs with funny quotes and whimsical sayings to embellish your rustic garden...

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Dec 28, 2016

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

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book; DIY and Craft Tutorial Manual...

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Dec 28, 2016

Miniature Firewood Scuttle - Dollhouse Miniature Project

Make this Dollhouse Miniature Project - a Miniature Firewood Scuttle...

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Dec 26, 2016

Hypertufa Millstone - my largest garden feature yet

Making this Hypertufa Millstone took a bit of work, and two batches of my regular hypertufa mix to get enough to fill the mold...

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Dec 26, 2016

3 More Hypertufa Millstones - sometimes I don't know when to stop

Here are 3 More Hypertufa Millstones - I had so much fun making the original three that I had to make more...

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Dec 24, 2016

Hypertufa Grots; whimsical garden art to protect your garden from weeds

Protect your garden from weeds with some whimsical garden art; Hypertufa Grots...

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Dec 23, 2016

Rustic Salvage; is it junque, or treasure?

Rustic Salvage; making trash into treasures for your garden; learn all about transforming found objects into art...

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Dec 22, 2016

Faux Wood Hypertufa Pot - looks like wood, acts like concrete

This Faux Wood Hypertufa Pot - DIY Hypertufa Molds...

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Dec 19, 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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Dec 18, 2016

Antler Buttons - using Nature's bounty to make unique sweater closings

Antler Buttons do more than just hold your sweater closed; they are beautiful in their own right

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Dec 18, 2016

Rustic Garden Signs Gallery - get your favorite garden sign ideas here

Rustic Garden Signs add so much humor and interest to your garden, and really put your special stamp on it; this Rustic Garden Sign Gallery has lots to choose from...

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Dec 17, 2016

Rustic Twig and Barnboard Box - DIY Tutorial

Build your own Rustic Twig and Barnboard Box - a tutorial for a shabby twig handled box...

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Dec 16, 2016

Crafts Tutorial - A Year of Rustic Crafts

Here's a Year of Rustic Crafts Tutorials - seasons change, along with the crafts...

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Dec 15, 2016

Christmas Tree Crafts - a motif for the holidays

Christmas Tree Crafts - a motif for the holidays...

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Dec 15, 2016

9 Winter Projects - cozy up with these crafts

9 Winter Projects - cozy up with these crafts...

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Dec 13, 2016

How to Make a Wreath - my simple tutorial for a twig wreath

How to Make a Wreath - it's simple and easy to form the base. How complicated it gets after that is up to you...

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Dec 13, 2016

Christmas Wreath Ideas - primitive and countrified decor

Christmas Wreath Ideas - make mine rustic and country...

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Dec 13, 2016

Rural Living - ah, the country life!

Living in the Country and learning to be self sufficient, and how to enjoy nature is what Rural Living is all about

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Dec 12, 2016

Hypertufa Molds; almost anything can be used to make a unique hypertufa creation

Hypertufa Molds can be as simple as a piece of drycleaners poly film, or as complex as a salvaged basket; each type of mold needs a different technique

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Dec 12, 2016

How Much Does Hypertufa Shrink?

How Much Does Hypertufa Shrink? Tips and techniques when making Hypertufa...

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Dec 12, 2016

How to Make Hypertufa; tips & techniques for this unique garden craft

How to Make Hypertufa; join in the fun and learn how to make this unique garden craft; use these instructions to make troughs, pinch pots and many more great hypertufa projects

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