Find out all about everything rustic - whether it's thrifty treasures gleaned from thrift store finds, or hand made crafts from natural materials in the hedgerows and roadsides; salvaged art, garden crafts, tutorials and more.
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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...
Using Barbed Wire in Crafts makes for a unique and unusual western country look; barbed wire balls, angels, wreaths & other rustic crafts
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
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
Build a Potting Bench with these free plans and enjoy your rustic work area for years to come; barnboard, twigs and some easy techniques will get you started; where you take it from there is up to you
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
Building my Rustic Twig Gate to keep the deer out of my garden was a long time in the planning stages; it has finally come to fruition
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
Rustic Blue Paint evokes the old days, vintage, and antiques; learn how to mix the right color for your rustic crafts
Rustic Wooden Boxes range from something salvaged, refurbished and embellished, to your own constructions made from barnboards or driftwood...
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
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
This old sewing machine needs a Sewing Machine Cabinet; nothing available, so I upcycled a salvaged one into a spectacular piece of furniture
Create a Log Cabin Basket out of interesting twigs and roots; great for planting trailing annuals, moss or succulents
Building Hypertufa Projects is a great way to fill your garden with unique rustic garden crafts
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
Barnboard Crafts; weathered, distressed barn boards salvaged for garden crafts; the more beaten up the better, and a silvery patina just makes them that much more special
Is a Rustic Cabin in the Woods in your destiny? Share in the adventure while we plan and build our little paradise
Collectible Antique Glass Insulators have been around for ages; they grow in value every year
Well, these are a funny little project - hypertufa hands made from (what else?) surgical gloves and your favorite hypertufa or soil cement mix. I tried
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
How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; join in the fun and learn how to make this unique garden craft look aged and weathered
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
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
Living in the Country and learning to be self sufficient, and how to enjoy nature is what Rural Living is all about
Buy this collection of Mandala Coloring Pages for wood burning, embroidery and many more crafts
Making Rustic Garden Structures gives a charming ambiance to your garden; use branches and twigs, rustic salvage and upcycle them into unique and unusual garden projects
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
The Rustic Lifestyle is more than just a dream; even in urban centers you can have the mindset of a simpler life
What Strange Artifacts have you come across in your travels; whether they are found in basements, attics, old barns, ask about them here.
Rustic Twig Fences add so much charm and character to your garden; create yours out of branches and twigs salvaged from pruning orchards or street trees
Making Twig Crafts uses some of natures most unique and unusual materials for making primitive and country style furnishings and garden focal points.
Rain Chains make a statement about your garden; show you care about every aspect of your landscape by beautifying your rainwater harvesting system too.
Buiding 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
Here's where you can find Garden Sign Sayings for your rustic garden signs; contribute your own to the growing list...
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
Painting the Camouflage Table was so much fun; take one table that doesn't suit your style, add paint in imaginative rustic techniques; love it
Easy Rustic Projects for the less crafty; you will not need special tools, intense training or expensive materials for these rustic garden crafts
Paint your Rustic Garden Signs with funny quotes and whimsical sayings to embellish your rustic garden
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
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
Rustic Paint Techniques to age and weather your rustic crafts for a weatherbeaten appearance
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
Garden Crafts made from trash recycled into treasure, thrift store finds and rustic art embellish your rustic garden with whimsy, charm and character
I encounter a lot of tree trunks and dead wood on my property that I would love to use for sculpture/furniture making. How do I dry it out and for how
I have heard any where from 1 week to months. My husband and I just started doing projects with hypertufa. We really enjoy playing in the mud creating
Add charm and character to your Rustic Country Garden Decor with garden crafts and rustic salvage
Choose the Best Twigs for Crafts from the many different kinds of tree species in your landscape, garden or in your neighborhood; learn how to recognize them
Make your own Pot-Pourri gifts for your rustic loving friends and relatives
Weathering & distressing adds character;
Making metal look old:
Funny Garden Sayings:
for your rustic signs:
Here's where you can find it all: I've been inspired and motivated to create all kinds of garden crafts and now I'll share them with you - welcome to my Rustic Garden!
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