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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
Jan 17, 2020

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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Jan 16, 2020

Wood Burning Patterns - mandala designs

Wood Burning Patterns; use the mandala coloring pages for the basis for this intriguing craft; pyrography...

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Jan 13, 2020

10 Best Rustic Pin Boards - meet and follow

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

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Jan 13, 2020

Painting Trees - for the arboreally fixated among us

Painting Trees - tips and tutorials for the arboreally fixated among us...

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Jan 11, 2020

Rustic Painted Doors - make your door unique

Make a unique opening for your dwelling or shed; Rustic Painted Doors...

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Jan 10, 2020

Harvesting Twigs for Crafts; 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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Dec 31, 2019

Painting Clouds - it's easier than you would think

Painting Clouds isn't as hard as it looks; the painting techniques I use are really simple - try it!

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Dec 30, 2019

Stained Glass Terrarium - a renovation project

Renovating a Stained Glass Terrarium...

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Dec 26, 2019

Hand Painted Garden Signs - witty and whimsical

Make some Hand Painted Garden Signs with witty and whimsical sayings and quotes...

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Dec 24, 2019

9 Winter Projects - cozy up with these crafts

9 Winter Projects - cozy up with these crafts...

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Dec 17, 2019

Eggporeum in Winter - Snowmaggedon drops in

The Eggporeum in a Winter snowstorm - Snowmaggedon has struck...

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Dec 15, 2019

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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Dec 14, 2019

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 10, 2019

Trimming the Christmas Tree, Literally

Trimming the Tree, Literally - making a primitive Christmas tree...

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Dec 09, 2019

Best Twigs for Crafts - choose the right tree for your crafts

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

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Dec 08, 2019

Elephant Jars - use trinkets or trophies to decorate a jar

Use trinkets or trophies to make Elephant Jars...

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Dec 07, 2019

Chalkboard Paint - methods and techniques

Chalkboard Paint - Methods and Techniques for Making Your Own Chalkboard...

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Dec 06, 2019

Birds Nest Under Glass - diy birds nest displayed with a cloche

DIY birds nest displayed with a cloche - Birds Nest Under Glass...

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Dec 06, 2019

Best Glue For Crafts - how to stick it together

What's the Best Glue For Crafts - how to stick it together...

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Dec 05, 2019

Barnboard Painted Footstool - can't have the real thing, so paint it!

Can't have the real thing? Paint it, like this Barnboard Painted Footstool...

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Dec 05, 2019

Faux Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments - rustic bling

Rustic Bling - Faux Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

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Dec 04, 2019

Faux Driftwood Planter made from Hypertufa

Build a Faux Driftwood Planter from Hypertufa that resembles a piece of weathered wood that you would find on the beach...

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Dec 04, 2019

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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Dec 03, 2019

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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Nov 30, 2019

Angel Wings DIY Tutorial - how to make rustic home decor

This Angel Wings DIY Tutorial shows you how to make a rustic and primitive art piece to display over a mantel...

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Nov 27, 2019

The Gardener is 'In' Sign...

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

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Nov 24, 2019

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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Nov 23, 2019

Wire Snowflake Jig - simple Christmas ornament

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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 21, 2019

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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Nov 21, 2019

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 19, 2019

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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Nov 19, 2019

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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Nov 18, 2019

Huge Hypertufa - oversized and spectacular

Oversized and spectacular Huge Hypertufa...

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Nov 16, 2019

Craft Storage Cabinet - do it yourself resource center

DIY your own Craft Storage Cabinet using upcycled kitchen cabinets...

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Nov 15, 2019

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 14, 2019

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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Nov 13, 2019

Flea Market Finds - hidden treasures

Flea Market Finds - hidden treasures...

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Nov 10, 2019

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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Nov 10, 2019

Rustic Painted Door - see how to make an outstanding entry way

Find out here how I designed and built this Rustic Painted Door with a salvaged door, and a double paned window and made it a unique entry way for my cabin in the woods...

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Nov 08, 2019

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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Nov 07, 2019

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 04, 2019

Cold Porcelain Recipe - home made modeling clay

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

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Nov 03, 2019

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 02, 2019

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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Nov 02, 2019

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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Nov 01, 2019

Junk Garden Sheds - every garden needs at least 1 rustic little shack

What's your favorite in this collection of Junk Garden Sheds? Whether your taste runs to Victorian style garden sheds, or something a little more rustic, you'll dream about these...

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Oct 30, 2019

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

Build a Rustic Potting Bench and enjoy your rustic work area; barnboard, twigs and some easy techniques will get you started...

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Oct 30, 2019

Terracotta Fairy Garden; don't throw out any broken pots; diy some fun

Got broken terra cotta pots? Make a Terracotta Fairy Garden; it's not such a disaster after all, when you drop a clay pot - you can use them to create some fun...

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