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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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Feb 12, 2016

Make a Metal Moss Garden from old rusty brake parts

More Garden Art From Trash - Make a Metal Moss Garden from rusty brake parts

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Feb 11, 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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Feb 07, 2016

How to Make Cloud Shape Signs - garden signs

Tutorial on How to Make Cloud Shape Signs - give your garden something different...

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Feb 05, 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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Feb 04, 2016

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

Learn about some easy Wire Techniques for Crafts; find out the basics for attaching pieces together, the best kinds of wire to use and how to actually do it...

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Jan 31, 2016

Rurality Newsletter February 2016

Rurality Issue #27 February 2016

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Jan 31, 2016

How to Make a Quick Wire Heart Shaping Jig

How to Make a Quick Wire Heart Shaping Jig and create your own hearts...

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Jan 28, 2016

How do you knowwhen the Hypertufa is ready for water bath curing.

How long does the Hypertufa need to dry before it can be cured I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Its probably right in front of my face but cant

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Jan 24, 2016

Vintage Tins - old and weathered, or in prime condition

Vintage Tins come in all shapes and sizes, and in every condition imaginable; some are rusted and dented, showing their age, others are pristine...

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Jan 23, 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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Jan 23, 2016

Black Painted Door - special order door, with a twist

This Black Painted Door is a special order, custom painted for a friend; the purpose is to cover an access panel...

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Jan 18, 2016

Rustic Bird Houses - every garden needs at least one

Every garden needs Rustic Bird Houses, the more the merrier; whether they're functional or just fun...

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Jan 18, 2016

Camouflage Painted Bird Houses - subtle and well hidden

Two Camouflage Painted Bird Houses for a subtle and well hidden dwelling for a couple of birds...

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Jan 16, 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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Jan 16, 2016

How to Make Twig Handled Hypertufa Baskets - a tutorial

A Tuturial on How to Make Twig Handled Hypertufa Baskets; unique garden crafts to display hardy succulents and tiny sweet alpine plants; get started now...

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Jan 16, 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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Jan 15, 2016

Antique Canning Jars - vintage Mason jars, pickle and preserve jars

Antique Canning Jars are not just beautiful, they are useful too; vintage glass at its best for rustic garden decor and rustic crafts...

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Jan 14, 2016

Twig Craft Tools; the most important things to include in your toolkit

The most important Twig Craft Tools for your toolkit; learn what makes a good tool to include for the best success in building rustic crafts

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Jan 14, 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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Jan 14, 2016

Rustic Pin Cushion - make them, collect them...

Into sewing? You will love this Rustic Pin Cushion...

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Jan 09, 2016

Twig Fan Trellis; classic plant support with a rustic twist

Create a Twig Fan Trellis; a classic design, reinvented with a rustic twist for a unique and unusual garden focal point; create lots of these using the easy instructions...

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Jan 09, 2016

How to Cut T-Shirts into Strips - easy and quick method

Here's a super easy and quick way to Cut T-Shirts into Strips - learn how here...

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Jan 09, 2016

Knitted Rag Rug - the perfect rustic decor accent

Make your own Knitted Rag Rug; the perfect rustic accent for your home decor...

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Jan 08, 2016

Rurality Newsletter January 2016

Rurality Issue #26 January 2016

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Jan 06, 2016

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool

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

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Jan 06, 2016

Willow Root People; strange and primitive beings in my garden

Willow Root People are not something that you usually see in any garden, but they appear in mine; tucked up against a root fence, they look fierce and dangerous...

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Jan 06, 2016

Seed Crafts - seed pods, capsules, acorns and nuts for crafts

Seed Crafts take common natural materials and transform them into beautiful decorations or accents; learn about using these interesting and textural pods, nuts and seeds for rustic crafts...

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Jan 06, 2016

Pergola Designs; get ideas; combine with twigs and rustic; create

Pergola Designs; get ideas; combine with twigs and rustic; create. Your perfect pergola awaits; build it with twigs, add some rustic flavor, charm and character

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Jan 06, 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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Jan 05, 2016

Treenware - primitive kitchen utensils & tableware

Treenware made from poplar trees is a way to add a primitive atmosphere to your kitchen and dining room; rustic kitchen utensils and tableware...

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Jan 05, 2016

Herbal Wreath - dried herbs combine in a textural, fragrant wreath

Use dried herbs to make a Herbal Wreath for a textural and fragrant old time rustic wreath; country and primitive decor...

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Jan 03, 2016

Weathering and Distressing Techniques - make wood look vintage

Use the Weathering and Distressing Techniques to age and weather your wood garden crafts; make wood look old by special painting methods; the patina of aged wood is hard to fake...

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Jan 03, 2016

Pyrography - wood burning arts and crafts

Pyrography uses simple patterns to create some marvelous designs; mandalas are a perfect way to start

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Jan 02, 2016

Mandala Designs; complicated kaleidescope pictures

Mandala Designs use simple patterns repeated over again to make a complicated kaleidescope picture; use these for embroidery, coloring or for meditation

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Jan 01, 2016

Upcycled Shelf Unit - thinking shabby and chippy here

This Upcycled Shelf Unit has been a long time coming; I've carted this thing around all over B.C. waiting for the right inspiration...

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Dec 30, 2015

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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Dec 27, 2015

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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Dec 26, 2015

Twig Archway; a rustic tunnel or arch for your garden vines

Create a Twig Archway; an easy and eyecatching rustic craft for your garden; train vines around it for even more impact...

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Dec 25, 2015

Salvaged Art; interesting junque, reimagined into artistic pieces

Salvaged Art is a way to pay homage to worn out rusty junque, odd pieces of trash which are rescued from the landfill and make them into gorgeous funky art pieces for your garden...

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Dec 25, 2015

Log Cabin Basket; twigs & roots are a great combination

Create a Log Cabin Basket out of interesting twigs and roots; great for planting trailing annuals, moss or succulents

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Dec 25, 2015

10 Best Rustic Pin Boards - meet and follow

Follow these 10 Best Rustic Pin Boards for a ton of inspiration...

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Dec 24, 2015

Curing Hypertufa; a crucial step for increasing the life of your project

Curing Hypertufa correctly will give your project a better chance of surviving frost, rough handling and other abuse; learn some tips and techniques to properly cure your rustic project...

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Dec 24, 2015

Forms for Hypertufa - a collection of pages all about molding

There are lots of things you can use for Forms for Hypertufa; some of them are right under your nose...

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Dec 23, 2015

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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Dec 22, 2015

Twig Baskets; natural rustic materials make the best baskets

Twig Baskets are a perfect way to make a strong, durable yet beautiful rustic craft; learn which twigs and other natural materials are the best.

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Dec 20, 2015

Twiggy Noel - twig monogram letters

Make a Twiggy Noel using twigs to decorate cardboard letters - the ultimate Christmas (or anything else) decor...

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Dec 18, 2015

Rain Chains; lovely garden accents for your rainwater harvesting system

Rain Chains make a statement about your garden; show you care about every aspect of your landscape by beautifying your rainwater harvesting system too...

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Dec 16, 2015

Thrift Store Finds; don't hesitate - grab those hidden treasures

Thrift Store Finds are only one of many ways to add to your collection of intriguing junk to make into garden crafts; don't hesitate though, those hidden treasures won't wait...

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Dec 13, 2015

9 Favorite Pages From 2015

9 Favorite Pages from 2015 - most visited, deeply loved and shared lots...

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