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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
Oct 01, 2016

Tin Can Lanterns; upcycling and repurposing with trash

Tin Can Lanterns are a great little craft that gives a lot of impact; take your trash literally, and make it into treasure; your unique garden craft will charm

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Sep 30, 2016

Punched Tin Lamp Shades; from simplicity to gorgeous in minutes

Punched Tin Lamp Shades add so much charm and character to your porch, an old rustic shed or even in your house; if you're a fan of primitive and country, this is your project...

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Sep 30, 2016

Soil Cement Bird Bath - a garden art diy craft tutorial

Although not quite Hypertufa, this Soil Cement Bird Bath has very similar techniques; build this diy garden craft...

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Sep 30, 2016

Copper Wire Curtain Rings; rustic and easy

Copper Wire Curtain Rings are simple to make for your rustic home decor; finding the right wire is crucial...

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Sep 30, 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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Sep 30, 2016

Rustic Dragonflies - Garden Art Diy

These Rustic Dragonflies are a lot of fun to make, plus they use up all that hoarded junk...

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Sep 30, 2016

Garden Art Sign - rustic and recycled

Selling recycled rustic garden decor demands a special Garden Art Sign by way of illustration...

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Sep 30, 2016

Mason Bee Houses; a simple way to attract these pollinators to your garden

Building Mason Bee Houses is fun and easy, and gives these busy little pollinators a safe place to raise their families while they pollinate your fruit trees and other garden plants...

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Sep 30, 2016

Junk Wind Chimes - diy garden art

Junk Wind Chimes - what would you make them out of?

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Sep 30, 2016

Twig Craft Techniques; how to make rustic twig crafts with some simple skills

Learn some Twig Craft Techniques and simple skills; rustic crafts are easy and fun to do with a few basic methods; no rocket scientists need apply...

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Sep 30, 2016

Rustic Garden Angel; create this fun junk garden angel to watch over it

Create your own Rustic Garden Angel out of some bits and pieces you are guaranteed to have around; a board, some rusty bits of salvage, and your angel will be ready to watch over the garden...

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Sep 30, 2016

Burlap Curtains; if this isn't rustic, I don't know what is

I decided that I needed a curtain, and a potato sack looked like just the right thing to use for my Burlap Curtains...

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Sep 30, 2016

Barbed Wire Wreath - watch for the barbs when making this unique rustic craft

Make a Barbed Wire Wreath out of rusty wire for a unique rustic craft; the perfect accent for your primitive country porch...

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Sep 30, 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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Sep 30, 2016

Wildcrafting Safety; use common sense when you're in the woods

Wildcrafting Safety is mostly common sense; what to take when you go into the woods for a wildcrafting expedition and how to stay safe...

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Sep 30, 2016

Rustic Garden Wreath - found and natural country decor

Make a Rustic Garden Wreath out of natural and found supplies for your country decor; primitive or more formal...you choose...

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Sep 30, 2016

Hypertufa Thumb Pots - unique little wedding favors

Looking for something totally unique for wedding favors? How about some Hypertufa Thumb Pots planted with a tiny Sempervivum or two?

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Sep 30, 2016

Garden Totems - using your thrift store finds to make garden art

Make your Garden Totems out of recycled thrift store finds; use those lovely glass and ceramic pieces that appeal to you; don't feel guilty about giving them yet another life in your garden...

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Sep 30, 2016

Clay Pots in a Basket - more fun gardening with junk

Clay Pots in a Basket to hang as a window box or just as a pretty vignette in your junk garden are easy to do; step one; keep your eyes peeled for old terracotta clay pots...

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Sep 30, 2016

Vintage Watering Cans; galvanized zinc for my junk garden

Collect Vintage Watering Cans to display in your junk garden; these are one of the most often coveted thrift store finds...

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Sep 30, 2016

Hypertufa Pots - special containers for those hardy succulent plants

Hypertufa Pots add so much to a grouping of those special little hardy succulent plants, moss or other miniature garden plants...

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Sep 29, 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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Sep 29, 2016

Rustic Christmas Crafts - tutorials for a DIY Christmas

DIY Tutorials for your own Rustic Christmas - Crafts for a Primitive Country season...

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Sep 29, 2016

Grubby Candles - dollar store cheap, rustic beautiful

Make your own Grubby Candles from dollar store emergency candles for your own rustic beauty...

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Sep 29, 2016

Boot Hill Signs - pointing the way to glory

Boot Hill needed some Rustic Garden Signs to point the way to the best places to see; hand painted on some salvaged lumber to evoke the old west...

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Sep 29, 2016

Rustic Salvaged Trellis; take trash, transform into a wondrous garden accent

Transform a cast off piece of junk into a Rustic Salvaged Trellis to shelter a tender plant or to hide a view...

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Sep 29, 2016

Rustic Chalk Board - upcycling diy project

This Rustic Chalk Board combines three of my favorite things; upcycling, diy and rustic paint techniques...

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Sep 29, 2016

Twig and Branch Reindeer - rustic Christmas garden art

Decorate your garden for Christmas with some rustic Twig and Branch Reindeer...

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Sep 29, 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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Sep 28, 2016

Vintage Wood Stove; rustic vignettes and cookstove junk

See the Vintage Wood Stove in all her glory - it's amazing how many of my vignettes all mesh and combine; this one is all about the old wood cookstove...

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Sep 28, 2016

Country Store Signs; vintage advertising to brighten up your decor

Country Store Signs are typically bright, colorful, and pricey; rustic tin signs advertise pop, soap and other products in eyecatching splendor...

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Sep 28, 2016

Antique Glass Insulators - collectible, vintage glass

Collectible Antique Glass Insulators have been around for ages; they grow in value every year

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Sep 28, 2016

Verdigris on Copper and Brass; the most valuable patina

Verdigris is the lovely pale green or blue color that copper and brass turn; age and weathering of copper roofs, brass statues and other metals gives them a valuable patina

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Sep 28, 2016

Hypertufa Orb; made to look like eggs from a prehistoric monster

Decorate your garden with a Hypertufa Orb or two, or a whole cluster like a nest of dinosaur eggs; humor can be all around and yet still be subtle

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Sep 28, 2016

Twig Balls; unique and interesting garden focal point

Build Twig Balls from twigs that you prune from garden plants like willow shrubs, glean from orchard prunings or wildcrafting expeditions

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Sep 28, 2016

Hypertufa Wall Pocket; a hanging weed pot for succulents

Create a Hypertufa Wall Pocket; an ideal little hanging weed pot for succulents; unique focal point to display beside a door or gate, filled with tiny hardy succulents

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Sep 27, 2016

Looking for buyers for my wildcrafted herbs, fruits, tinctures, infused oils ..

Hello! I'm in the Lower Mainland (Surrey, BC) and am looking for buyers of my wild crafted Herbs, fruits etc. I also make Tinctures and Infused Oils.

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Sep 24, 2016

Grapevines for Crafts; one of the most useful natural materials

Grapevines have been used for rustic crafts for centuries; when you have a vinyard where the grapes need to be pruned every year, you get a lot of natural supplies to make into baskets

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Sep 23, 2016

Popes Pots Hypertufa; an article by Deb Pope about her hypertufa creations

Popes Pots Hypertufa; an article by Deb Pope about her hypertufa creations; troughs, containers and pots all made from that magical mix of concrete, peat moss and perlite

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Sep 23, 2016

Make a Draft Stopping Doormouse from an old sweater

Take one old sweater, cut it up into pieces and make a Draft Stopping Doormouse; diy tutorial...

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Sep 23, 2016

Antique Glass Bottles - vintage collectible glass

Antique Glass Bottles; vintage and collectible add sparkle to shady dark corners in your garden, brightening and reflecting the sunshine...

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Sep 21, 2016

Hypertufa Hand Grasping a Sempervivum Bouquet

The Hypertufa Hand Grasping a Sempervivum bouquet reminds me of a little kid, with a handful of dandelions - Here, Mommy, these are for you!

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Sep 20, 2016

Upcycled Day Bed - all dressed, ready for a guest

The Upcycled Day Bed is dressed, ready for a guest; this rustic recycled project is fresh, clean and mostly thrifted...

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Sep 20, 2016

Upcycled Buffet - more refinishing projects

See how this Upcycled Buffet gets a new lease on life and becomes a rustic headboard and storage area...

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Sep 20, 2016

Unique Wreath Making Ideas; I got a million of 'em!

Step right up; get your Unique Wreath Making Ideas here; there are lots to choose from - what's your favorite natural or salvaged material?

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Sep 20, 2016

Weedy Wreaths; don't waste the weeds, they're perfectly good crafting materials

Don't waste your weeds; make them into Weedy Wreaths for a really rustic looking garden shed accent; they're all around us...

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Sep 18, 2016

Coir Liner Scarecrow - a new autumn tradition

Need an Autumn craft? Build a Coir Liner Scarecrow...

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Sep 18, 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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Sep 18, 2016

How to Make a Styrofoam Planter - DIY tutorial

How to Make a Styrofoam Planter - a DIY Tutorial...

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