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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 15, 2019

Vintage Halloween Decorations - ways to make your halloween look aged

Vintage Halloween Decorations - making your Halloween look weathered and old...

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Oct 13, 2019

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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Oct 12, 2019

Gypsy Caravan Shed

This little curved roof shed joins my collection of funky shacks, shanties and bunkies that I've built for storage and to use as road side stands on my

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Oct 11, 2019

Weathered Red Barn Paint - make your rustic crafts vintage

Use this vintage paint technique for Weathered Red Barn Paint...

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Oct 11, 2019

Wire Techniques for Crafts; the basics for wiring crafts

Wire Techniques for Crafts; the basics for attaching pieces together, the best kinds of wire to use and how to actually do it...

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Oct 11, 2019

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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Oct 11, 2019

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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Oct 09, 2019

Twig Walking Stick; your customized staff, pole or cane from a twig

Make your own Twig Walking Stick from twigs or branches right from your own garden, salvaged from tree pruning crews, or even wildcrafting expeditions; your very own customized cane

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Oct 08, 2019

Weathering and Distressing Techniques - make wood look vintage

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...

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Oct 08, 2019

Window Crafts - recycle, repurpose your vintage windows

Window Crafts; recycling, repurposing and reusing Vintage Windows...

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Sep 30, 2019

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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Sep 27, 2019

Hillbilly Clipart; rustic pictures, shacks & primitive art

Hillbilly Clipart; bringing the country life to your art work, blog or just for fun; gardening, rustic shacks, primitive art...

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Aug 22, 2019

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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Jul 30, 2019

Miniature Firewood Scuttle - Dollhouse Miniature Project

Make this Dollhouse Miniature Project - a Miniature Firewood Scuttle...

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Jul 21, 2019

I Was Rustic When Rustic Wasn't Cool - Garden Plant Pots...

How The Rustic Garden Plant Pots All Got Started - I Was Rustic When Rustic Wasn't Cool...

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Jun 06, 2019

Short Garden Sayings - sometimes, shorter is better

Sometimes, shorter is better - here are some Short Garden Sayings...

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Jun 04, 2019

How to Twist Wire - a DIY Tutorial

How to Twist Wire - make your own gauge for crafts...

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May 31, 2019

How to Make a Hillbilly Dress; recycling and re-using

How to Make a Hillbilly Dress; recycling and making patchwork dresses out of pre-loved t-shirts...

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May 28, 2019

Garden Love - or, I 'heart' my garden

Garden Love: Heart Shaped Crafts and Decor...

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May 27, 2019

The Mouseman Oak Furniture

The Mouseman - Thompsons of Kilburn Oak Furniture...

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May 27, 2019

Fruit Wood Tool Handles; the apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Fruit Wood Tool Handles; a gift from my forebears, and a link to my past; rustic crafts, wood carving and carpentry are melded together into a unique and interesting creative life

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May 26, 2019

Twig Clipart; hand drawn dividers to decorate your blog or books

You need some Twig Clipart for decorating your blog or books, as dividers, accents and much more; free to download here...

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May 25, 2019

Upcycled Day Bed - guest bed with a twist

When guests are planning to visit, you need extra beds - this Upcycled Day Bed does double duty as a bed and a couch...

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May 24, 2019

Annealing Copper Wire - how to make copper wire flexible

Annealing Copper Wire is a really important skill; without it, copper wire doesn't bend to your will

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May 23, 2019

Mason Jar Storage - for small bits and pieces

Craft Storage Ideas - Mason Jar Storage...

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May 22, 2019

Sewing Machine Cabinet; another rustic paint project

This old sewing machine needs a Sewing Machine Cabinet; nothing available, so I upcycled a salvaged one into a spectacular piece of furniture

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May 20, 2019

Cork and Twig Reindeer Ornaments

These Cork and Twig Reindeer Ornaments are the perfect way to say 'rustic' for your Christmas season...

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May 20, 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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May 20, 2019

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool

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

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May 19, 2019

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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May 18, 2019

Rustic Country Garden Decor - add character - salvaged garden crafts

Add charm and character to your Rustic Country Garden Decor with garden crafts and rustic salvage...

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May 18, 2019

Punched Heart Lantern - Garden Art DIY Tutorial

Celebrate Valentines Day (or any time) with a Punched Heart Lantern - Garden Art DIY Tutorial...

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May 16, 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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May 10, 2019

DIY Clay Pot Garden - make your own fairy garden

Make your own fairy garden - DIY Clay Pot Garden...

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May 04, 2019

Rustic Clipart; twigs, hillbilly clip art, mandalas and more

Rustic Clipart runs the gamut from simple twigs to decorate your blog or book as a divider, to much more complex complicated mandala designs; find out how to get yours

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May 04, 2019

Mandala Coloring Pages - unique hand drawn designs for crafts

A collection of Mandala Coloring Pages for wood burning, embroidery and many more crafts

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Apr 16, 2019

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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Apr 06, 2019

Dollhouse Miniature Projects - Chimney made of styrofoam

This DIY Tutorial of one of my Dollhouse Miniature Projects shows how to make a Chimney out of styrofoam...

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Apr 02, 2019

Hypertufa Birdbath; attracting birds to your garden

Create a Hypertufa Birdbath, and attract birds to your garden; a rustic water feature is always good, and one made out of hypertufa is the crowning glory

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Mar 18, 2019

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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Mar 13, 2019

9 Spring Projects - I've been busy

9 Spring Projects - looking back, I've been busy...

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Mar 12, 2019

Twig Basket Care - how to look after baskets made of natural materials

Twig Basket Care is simple and straightforward; as a natural material, twigs and other types of woody natural fibers need to be treated tenderly

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Feb 27, 2019

Antler Buttons - using Nature's bounty to make unique sweater closings

Antler Buttons do more than just hold your sweater closed; they are beautiful in their own right

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Feb 26, 2019

Faux Verdigris - make your own patina

Make your own patina with Faux Verdigris...

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Feb 25, 2019

Rain Chains; lovely garden accents for a rainwater harvesting system

Rain Chains make a statement about your garden; show you care about every aspect of your landscape by beautifying your rainwater harvesting system too...

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Feb 24, 2019

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; weathering and aging techniques

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

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Feb 24, 2019

Primitive Heart Christmas Ornament - easy diy tutorial

Here's a simple Primitive Heart for your rustic Christmas decor - easy diy tutorial for a country craft...

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Feb 21, 2019

Knitted Rag Rug - the perfect rustic decor accent

Make your own Knitted Rag Rug; the perfect rustic accent for your home decor...

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Feb 13, 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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