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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
Dec 07, 2016

Dollhouse Miniature Projects - Chimney made of styrofoam

This DIY Tutorial of one of my Dollhouse Miniature Projects shows how to make a Chimney out of styrofoam...

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Dec 07, 2016

Storing Twigs for Crafts; okay, harvesting and collecting is done, now what?

Storing Twigs for Crafts is one of the most important skills; if you don't know how to store them properly, they could rot or be unusable when you go to make your rustic craft

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Dec 06, 2016

Shabby Corbels - an exclusive diy tutorial

Shabby Corbels - or, rustic mantel holders, but that doesn't have the same ring to it - if you're into shabby chic and country style, these are for you...

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Dec 05, 2016

How to Make a Mini Twig Trellis

How to Make a Mini Twig Trellis - perfect for a spring planter to get in the groove...

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Dec 04, 2016

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

Build a Potting Bench with these 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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Dec 03, 2016

How to Make a Primitive Angel - diy tutorial

How to Make a Primitive Angel to display as garden or porch decor - all you need are a few scraps and thrift store finds...

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Dec 02, 2016

The Rustic Lifestyle - Frugality, Country Wisdom, Rustic Skills

The Rustic Lifestyle is more than just a dream; even in urban centers you can have the mindset of a simpler life

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Dec 02, 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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Dec 01, 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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Dec 01, 2016

Mandala Coloring Pages - unique hand drawn designs for crafts

A collection of Mandala Coloring Pages for wood burning, embroidery and many more crafts

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Nov 29, 2016

Bark Crafts - using wild materials for primitive rustic crafts

Bark Crafts made with some of natures most versatile materials add a rustic charm and primitive character...

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Nov 28, 2016

Top Ten Myths about Rustic Crafts; easy? or difficult?

The Top Ten Myths about Rustic Crafts; get the real goods here on the lies that people will tell you about our favorite crafts and pastimes

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Nov 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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Nov 27, 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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Nov 26, 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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Nov 25, 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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Nov 24, 2016

Never Assume that your helper understands you

Never Assume that your helper can read your mind and that they comprehend your instructions...

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Nov 23, 2016

Rustic Christmas Angel - more primitive decor

Make your own Rustic Christmas Angel to decorate your mantel for a primitive Holiday...

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Nov 22, 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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Nov 20, 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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Nov 19, 2016

Cold Porcelain Recipe - home made modeling clay

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

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Nov 18, 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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Nov 16, 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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Nov 15, 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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Nov 15, 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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Nov 15, 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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Nov 14, 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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Nov 14, 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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Nov 13, 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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Nov 13, 2016

Rustic Bird Cages - weathered and junky

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

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Nov 12, 2016

Moss in November

Before the ground freezes and before the snow flies, moss greens up nicely after those first fall rains. Finding the moss under the carpet of leaves is

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Nov 12, 2016

Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be collected throughout the summer, but it's totally weather dependent. I check my areas often (my areas are kept secret), especially a

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Nov 12, 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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Nov 11, 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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Nov 11, 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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Nov 09, 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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Nov 09, 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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Nov 09, 2016

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

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

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Nov 09, 2016

Twig Palisade Fence - sturdy upright twigs for a vertical accent

Create a Twig Palisade Fence for a vertical accent in your garden; these are a great way to add depth and height to a smaller garden, and the result is the feeling of being in a forest

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Nov 09, 2016

Rustic Twig Fences; build your own primitive & charming fence

Rustic Twig Fences add so much charm and character to your garden; create yours out of branches and twigs...

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Nov 09, 2016

Wooden Fence Designs; garden fences come in all shapes, sizes & materials

Choose the perfect Wooden Fence Designs for your garden; sturdy and robust to grow aggressive vines on, or more delicate and ethereal?

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Nov 09, 2016

Twig Hair Sticks - rock your rustic

Got long hair? Rock it with some rustic Twig Hair Sticks...

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Nov 09, 2016

Easy Rustic Projects - crafts for the less crafty

Easy Rustic Projects for the less crafty; you will not need special tools, intense training or expensive materials for these rustic garden crafts

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Nov 08, 2016

Twig Crafts - primitive, natural art made with branches and twigs

Making Twig Crafts uses some of natures most unique and unusual materials for making primitive and country style furnishings and garden focal points...

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Nov 08, 2016

Rustic Blue Paint; evocative and primitive painting

Rustic Blue Paint evokes the old days, vintage, and antiques; learn how to mix the right color for your rustic crafts

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Nov 08, 2016

Elmers Glue Paint Crackling; how to paint rustic look

Elmers Glue Paint Crackling; my project on using this cheap (er, economical) method of creating that rustic look on everyday items for your home and garden

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Nov 07, 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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Nov 07, 2016

Upcycled Day Bed - guest bed with a twist

When guests are planning to visit, you need extra beds - this Upcycled Day Bed does double duty as a bed and a couch...

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Nov 06, 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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