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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
Aug 30, 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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Aug 30, 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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Aug 30, 2016

The Gardener is 'In' Sign...

The Gardener is 'In' or 'Out' Sign...

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Aug 30, 2016

Hypertufa Fissures; crags, crevices and cracks

Creating Hypertufa Fissures to plant hardy succulents into is a fun way to copy the cracks, crevices and craggs of a rugged mountainside; a home for hardy alpine plants...

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Aug 29, 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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Aug 27, 2016

Rurality Newsletter September 2016

Rurality Issue September 2016

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Aug 27, 2016

Branch Slice Ornaments - Rustic Christmas Decor

Get your rustic on with these Branch Slice Ornaments...

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Aug 23, 2016

How to Break a Clay Pot for a Fairy Garden - diy tips

How to Break a Clay Pot for a Fairy Garden - DIY Tips

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Aug 21, 2016

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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Aug 21, 2016

Encrusted Cannonballs - my take on a rustic artefact

Make your own Encrusted Cannonballs - my take on a rustic artefact from the deeps...

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Aug 19, 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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Aug 19, 2016

Upcycled Armoire - or, how to build something cool out of junk

Making a really cool Upcycled Armoire isn't as difficult as it may seem; contrary to popular belief, you don't need a ton of tools and experience to refurbish and recombine...

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Aug 18, 2016

Hypertufa How To; all about making hypertufa projects

Hypertufa How To; your quick guide to making rustic crafts with this versatile and unique material; learn the tips and tricks here

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Aug 18, 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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Aug 17, 2016

Twig Walking Stick; your customized staff, pole or cane from a twig

Make your own Twig Walking Stick from twigs or branches right from your own garden, salvaged from tree pruning crews, or even wildcrafting expeditions; your very own customized cane

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Aug 16, 2016

Vintage Windows; repurposing old windows for garden crafts

Use your old Vintage Windows for refurbishing into some unique and unusual garden crafts; plant them with succulents or make a tiny rustic greenhouse to display ferns or violets in...

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Aug 16, 2016

Bird Strikes - that awful sound of a bird hitting the window

That awful sound of a bird hitting the window is something I dread; Bird Strikes are common, especially in the spring or when young birds are fledging...

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Aug 15, 2016

Huge Hypertufa - oversized and spectacular

Oversized and spectacular Huge Hypertufa...

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Aug 14, 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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Aug 13, 2016

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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Aug 12, 2016

Hypertufa Hands - cement planter shaped like a hand

DIY Rustic Garden Art - Hypertufa Hands to give a helping hand in the garden...

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Aug 12, 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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Aug 12, 2016

Wire Snowflake Jig - simple Christmas ornament

Make this simple Wire Snowflake Jig - rustic Christmas ornaments...

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Aug 11, 2016

Rustic Crafts E-Course - learn how to make your own garden art

Immerse yourself in my Rustic Crafts E-Course, and learn how to make unique and unusual garden art and upcycle found objects to create funky accents...

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Aug 09, 2016

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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Aug 09, 2016

Wildcrafting Calendar; the best times in your area to glean, collect & harvest

Use this Wildcrafting Calendar as your guide to the best times to look for plants to collect, cones and seedpods to glean and nuts and berries to harvest

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Aug 08, 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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Aug 08, 2016

Patio Blocks - make your own soil cement diy pavers

Make your own Patio Blocks out of soil cement using this innovative method; create a unique garden focal point to add character to your landscape

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Aug 07, 2016

Bent Twig Furniture - make your own rustic chairs and benches

Make your own Bent Twig Furniture; the most important thing is to choose the right twigs for your projects...

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Aug 06, 2016

Rustic Stars - a DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament - make Rustic Stars from wire...

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Jul 30, 2016

Junk Gardening - who knew that junk would be so much fun?

Have you been Junk Gardening long? Or just started? You'll be astonished at what kinds of things you can use to decorate your garden whimsically and cheaply...

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Jul 30, 2016

Harvesting Twigs for Crafts; what are the most important things to know?

Learn the most important things about Harvesting Twigs for Crafts; the how to primer for collecting twigs efficiently and safely

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Jul 28, 2016

Pet Grave Marker - build your own pet grave memorial headstone

Build your own Pet Grave Marker for a permanent memorial to your favorite dog or cat (or iguana!)

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Jul 27, 2016

Ask the Artisan - The Woman of Many Sticks is in

Ask the Artisan any questions about your rustic crafts

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Jul 27, 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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Jul 27, 2016

Wildcrafting - gleaning, collecting & harvesting from nature

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

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Jul 26, 2016

Faux Tin Tiles - pressed tin ceilings and backsplashes

DIY Faux Tin Tiles for ceilings and backsplashes; use your rustic skills to make unique rustic country decor...

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Jul 26, 2016

Rustic Home Decor - shabby, chippy and full of character

Rustic Home Decor - whether it's shabby chic, or chippy, or salvaged from the thrift store and given a coat of paint and some new rustic hardware...

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Jul 26, 2016

Rustic Country Garden Decor - add charm & character with salvaged garden crafts

Add charm and character to your Rustic Country Garden Decor with garden crafts and rustic salvage...

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Jul 26, 2016

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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Jul 26, 2016

Primitive Christmas Decor - throw open your rustic country home

Make your own Primitive Christmas Decor - if your look is rustic and country, you belong here...

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Jul 26, 2016

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

This Faux Wood Hypertufa Pot sounds classier than it is; in reality it's just one more fun project, using some simple supplies...

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Jul 25, 2016

Eggporeum Spring Cleaning; dusting off the cobwebs

The Eggporeum got a good spring cleaning; refreshing the display and adding some new and interesting junk finds gives it a new look...

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Jul 25, 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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Jul 25, 2016

Twig Firewood Tote; simple & easy project for carrying firewood

Create a Twig Firewood Tote for carrying firewood from the woodshed; if your lifestyle is rustic, you need one of these.

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Jul 24, 2016

My Cabin in the Woods - paradise in a sustainable package

Is a Rustic Cabin in the Woods in your destiny? Share in the adventure while we plan and build our little paradise

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Jul 24, 2016

Garden Love - or, I 'heart' my garden

Garden Love is best shown by displaying your heart, whether that's a rustic twiggy one or paving stones or rocks in the shape of a heart...

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Jul 21, 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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Jul 17, 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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