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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
Apr 17, 2021

Heart Shaped Topiary - ivy, terracotta pots, and wire

Ivy, Terracotta Pots, and Wire - what do these spell? Heart Shaped Topiary of course...

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Apr 13, 2021

Earth Day - make your garden art recycled and reused

Earth Day is coming up; what will you do to help Mother Earth? How about making some garden art out of junk and trash?

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Apr 08, 2021

Twig Handles; use a wiggly twig or root to make handles for baskets

Twig Handles on totes, baskets, creels and boxes add so much charm and character; collect them from orchard prunings, landscape and garden plants, or find them wildcrafting in the woods...

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Apr 02, 2021

Salix Twigs; the incomparable Willow for crafts

Salix Twigs have been used for centuries for making willow fencing, garden beds, archways and baskets; easy to grow and use, this is the prima donna of all craft twigs

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Mar 27, 2021

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool

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

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Mar 26, 2021

Rusty Saw Table; two unlikely components make a great vignette

Two parts make up the Rusty Saw Table; a big old saw blade, and the legs salvaged from a table in a bar; making a great garden vignette can be simple, and cheap...

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Mar 25, 2021

i dont know if its a craft but i love making stuff

i often take my grandchildren on hikes they do it that often that its become natural to them, i have thier mam on the phone everytime they go out or on

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Mar 01, 2021

How to Make Metal Look Old - patina, tarnish and rust

How to Make 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 20, 2021

Old Window Vignette - they don't need to work to be beautiful

This Old Window Vignette shows off some of my collection of vintage bottles and some driftwood - can you spot the faux driftwood?

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Feb 11, 2021

Twig Firewood Tote; simple & easy project for carrying firewood

Create a Twig Firewood Tote for carrying firewood from the woodshed; if your lifestyle is rustic, you need one of these.

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Feb 08, 2021

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 29, 2021

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 26, 2021

Terracotta Clay Pots - old fashioned, yet new again

Terracotta Clay Pots - the uses are endless...

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Jan 17, 2021

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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Dec 14, 2020

Rustic Craft Safety - stay safe, have fun

Rustic Craft Safety can mean the difference between having fun making garden crafts, or a trip to the emergency room; which would you choose?

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Dec 13, 2020

Fruit Wood Twigs; a waste material made into treasure

Fruit Wood Twigs are one of those things that just keeps on giving; apple, pear and peach trees need pruning every year; take those twigs and make them into crafts

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Dec 09, 2020

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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Dec 02, 2020

Cold Porcelain Acrylic Painting

Cold Porcelain Acrylic Painting - tips for coloring your craft...

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Nov 25, 2020

How to Build a Twig Fence - use those branches and twigs

How to Build a Twig Fence; learn how to make a rustic garden fence out of branches and twigs, to add charm and character...

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Nov 24, 2020

Garden Faces; mysterious and intriguing, faces add a human dimension

Many gardens are decorated with funky junk and garden art, but there seems to be a common thread among gardeners; we like to have Garden Faces around us...

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Oct 21, 2020

How to Break a Clay Pot for a Fairy Garden - diy tips

How to Break a Clay Pot for a Fairy Garden - DIY Tips

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Oct 16, 2020

Craft Tutorials-e-Book - learn how to make your own garden art

Immerse yourself in the Craft Tutorials e-Book, and learn how to make unique and unusual garden art and upcycle found objects to create funky accents...

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Sep 30, 2020

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Sep 14, 2020

What Is Hypertufa?

What Is Hypertufa? Is it a natural material? Alien space being?

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Sep 07, 2020

Prim Flour Scoop - country style DIY

Quick! I need some Christmas decor - here's a Prim Flour Scoop diy tutorial for ya...

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Sep 06, 2020

DIY Lanterns - light the way in your garden

Got the urge to shed some light on it? Why not make a DIY Lantern?

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Sep 03, 2020

Getting Started with Twigs

Interested in Twigs? Get started here...

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Sep 02, 2020

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book - make your own twig and branch art

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book; DIY and Craft Tutorial Manual...

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Aug 28, 2020

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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Aug 26, 2020

The Eggporeum Autumn Display - harvest time is upon us

The Eggporeum Autumn Display; vintage harvest time, with a rustic twist...

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Aug 17, 2020

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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Aug 13, 2020

Hypertufa Toadstools - perfect accent for a fairy garden

These Hypertufa Toadstools are a little different from the run of the mill mushrooms that you might see...

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Aug 08, 2020

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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Jul 27, 2020

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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Jul 13, 2020

Rustic Garden Signs Gallery - get your favorite garden sign ideas here

Rustic Garden Signs add so much humor and interest to your garden, and really put your special stamp on it; this Rustic Garden Sign Gallery has lots to choose from...

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Jul 13, 2020

Rustic Garden Signs - whimsical sayings to embellish your garden

Paint your Rustic Garden Signs with funny quotes and whimsical sayings to embellish your rustic garden...

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Jul 07, 2020

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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Jul 06, 2020

Dollhouse Miniature Projects - make your own tiny porch

Make your own Tiny Country porch - this series of diy tutorials will give you lots of great miniature decor...

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Jul 01, 2020

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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Jun 29, 2020

Salvaged Galvanized Bucket - yet another life

Salvaged Galvanized Bucket - yet another life...

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Jun 23, 2020

Tin Can Buckets for a Primitive Country Appeal

Tin Can Buckets add lots of primitive country appeal to your decor; make at least one...

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Jun 18, 2020

Eggporeum Spring Cleaning; dusting off the cobwebs

The Eggporeum got a good spring cleaning; refreshing the display and adding some new and interesting junk finds gives it a new look...

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Jun 16, 2020

Hypertufa Pots - special containers for 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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Jun 15, 2020

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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Jun 15, 2020

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; weathering and aging techniques

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; rustic garden art tutorial...

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Jun 15, 2020

Setting Up Your Hypertufa Studio - the right place to work

Setting up your hypertufa studio is not rocket science but there are few things to take into consideration...

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Jun 15, 2020

Curing Hypertufa; crucial steps for a long lived 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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Jun 15, 2020

Hypertufa Textures - use whatever you have to make rustic patterns

Making Textures in your Hypertufa crafts is simple - use whatever is to hand to give rustic patterns to your creations...

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Jun 14, 2020

Hypertufa Leaf; make your own leaves for fountains...

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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