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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
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 26, 2020

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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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

How To Be Creative Guide

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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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Jun 11, 2020

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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Jun 10, 2020

Hypertufa Container - rugged & rustic planters - alpines & succulents

A Hypertufa Container filled with tiny alpines, delightful miniature succulents or even moss and ferns makes a lovely little focal point; a grouping of them is even better!

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Jun 09, 2020

Hypertufa Grots; whimsical garden art - protect your garden from weeds

Protect your garden from weeds with some whimsical garden art; Hypertufa Grots...

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Jun 08, 2020

Hypertufa Fissures; crags, crevices and cracks

Creating Hypertufa Fissures to plant hardy succulents into is a fun way to copy the cracks, crevices and craggs of a rugged mountainside; a home for hardy alpine plants...

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Jun 07, 2020

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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Jun 07, 2020

Getting Started with Hypertufa

Interested in Hypertufa? Get started here...

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Jun 04, 2020

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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Jun 02, 2020

Rustic Crafts - recycling, salvaging & making unique garden art

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

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May 24, 2020

Twig Lattice Fence; unusual ways to build distinctive garden fences

Twig Lattice Fence is a distinctive and deceptively simple technique for building a unique rustic fence; with some wire and twigs, you can make your very own unusual garden fence...

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May 24, 2020

Rustic Garden Fence Designs; choose your favorite style

Choose the perfect Rustic Garden Fence Designs to protect and beautify your garden; whether it's a classic style, reinvented in twigs, or more in the country style, there are many to choose from

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May 23, 2020

Twig Palisade Fence - sturdy upright twigs for a vertical accent

Create a Twig Palisade Fence for a vertical accent in your garden; these are a great way to add depth and height to a smaller garden, and the result is the feeling of being in a forest

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May 10, 2020

Hypertufa Millstone - my largest garden feature yet

Making this Hypertufa Millstone took a bit of work, and two batches of my regular hypertufa mix to get enough to fill the mold...

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May 04, 2020

Coat Hanger Heart - simple and easy primitive craft

Make this simple Coat Hanger Heart for a country primitive look; supplies are easily found in your home right now...

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Apr 30, 2020

Felt Pet Replica - model of your pet in wool felt

What a great way to immortalize your pet in a Felt Pet Replica...

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Apr 29, 2020

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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Apr 27, 2020

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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Apr 26, 2020

Rustic Garden Gifts - homemade and DIY for the gardener you love

If you have a gardener on your list, or someone who loves rustic country decor, make or DIY something unique and special...

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