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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
Jul 15, 2018

Junk Pile Treasures - gleaning old rusty pieces

Gleaning old rusty pieces to transform into Junk Pile Treasures...

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Jul 13, 2018

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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Jul 12, 2018

Rustic Garden Chair; a romantic & intriguing seat for your garden

Every garden needs a Rustic Garden Chair or two; seating areas to overlook a pond or in a quiet corner for reading, or just to listen to the wind in the trees, windchimes, birds singing; how blissful!

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Jul 10, 2018

How Much Does Hypertufa Shrink?

How Much Does Hypertufa Shrink? Tips and techniques when making Hypertufa...

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Jul 09, 2018

Recycled Dishes - vintage, antique, mismatched

Mismatched Vintage Recycled Dishes - what do you make with them?

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Jul 08, 2018

Hypertufa Plant Pot Faces; another charming and appealing garden craft

Looking for funny and charming garden crafts? Make a couple of Hypertufa Plant Pot Faces to fill with hardy succulents to drape over the edges or hens and chicks for a totally outrageous hairdo

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Jul 07, 2018

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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Jul 06, 2018

How to Make a Mini Twig Trellis

How to Make a Mini Twig Trellis - perfect for a spring planter to get in the groove...

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Jul 05, 2018

Junking in July - a road trip

Junking in July - a quick road trip gleans a lot of potential garden art...

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Jul 04, 2018

How to Make a Wreath - my simple tutorial for a twig wreath

How to Make a Wreath - it's simple and easy to form the base. How complicated it gets after that is up to you...

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Jul 03, 2018

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 01, 2018

Favorite Hypertufa Molds - some inspiration

Here are some of my Favorite Hypertufa Molds - they're all around us...

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Jun 29, 2018

How to Make a Primitive Angel - diy tutorial

How to Make a Primitive Angel to display as garden or porch decor - all you need are a few scraps and thrift store finds...

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Jun 28, 2018

Faux Birds Nest in a Terracotta Pot - those birds will nest anywhere

Those birds will nest anywhere, even in a rustic Terracotta Pot...

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Jun 27, 2018

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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Jun 26, 2018

Wooden Fence Designs; garden fences - all shapes, sizes & materials

Choose the perfect Wooden Fence Designs for your garden; sturdy and robust to grow aggressive vines on, or more delicate and ethereal?

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Jun 24, 2018

Antique Glass Insulators - collectible, vintage glass

Collectible Antique Glass Insulators have been around for ages; they grow in value every year

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Jun 23, 2018

Garden Art For Sale - some of my creations

Looking for Garden Art for Sale? Here are some of my creations that I have available for sale...

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Jun 23, 2018

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 23, 2018

What Is Hypertufa?

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

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Jun 22, 2018

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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Jun 21, 2018

Junk Gardening - who knew that junk would be so much fun?

Have you been Junk Gardening long? Or just started? You'll be astonished at what kinds of things you can use to decorate your garden whimsically and cheaply...

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Jun 20, 2018

Do you have a thing for Vintage Wheelbarrows? Me too!

Vintage Wheelbarrows have generally seen a lot of use; you're lucky if they don't fall apart when you go to move them...

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Jun 19, 2018

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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Jun 17, 2018

Rustic Wooden Boxes; barnboard, driftwood and twigs

Rustic Wooden Boxes range from something salvaged, refurbished and embellished, to your own constructions made from barnboards or driftwood...

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Jun 15, 2018

Strange Artifacts can be found all around us

What Strange Artifacts have you come across in your travels; whether they are found in basements, attics, old barns, ask about them here...

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Jun 13, 2018

Faux Wood Hypertufa Pot - looks like wood, acts like concrete

This Faux Wood Hypertufa Pot - DIY Hypertufa Molds...

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Jun 12, 2018

Twig Trivet - put your hot pans on this

Make a Twig Trivet for your own hot pans, or for a gift; something made from your very own garden...

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Jun 11, 2018

Bird Strikes - that awful sound of a bird hitting the window

That awful sound of a bird hitting the window is something I dread; Bird Strikes are common, especially in the spring or when young birds are fledging...

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Jun 10, 2018

Top Ten Myths about Rustic Crafts; easy? or difficult?

The Top Ten Myths about Rustic Crafts; get the real goods here on the lies that people will tell you about our favorite crafts and pastimes

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Jun 09, 2018

Storing Twigs for Crafts; harvesting and collecting is done, now what?

Storing Twigs for Crafts is one of the most important skills; if you don't know how to store them properly, they could rot or be unusable when you go to make your rustic craft

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Jun 08, 2018

The Rustic Lifestyle - Frugality, Country Wisdom, Rustic Skills

The Rustic Lifestyle is more than just a dream; even in urban centers you can have the mindset of a simpler life

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Jun 07, 2018

Spiral Plant Support; a unique twiggy project for vines and scramblers

This unique and different Spiral Plant Support offers your vines and scrambling plants a way to reach for the sky; using only a few twigs and simple tools, this is a great rustic project

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Jun 07, 2018

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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Jun 06, 2018

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 05, 2018

Twig Crafts - primitive, natural art made with branches and twigs

Making Twig Crafts uses some of natures most unique and unusual materials for making primitive and country style furnishings and garden focal points...

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Jun 05, 2018

Build a Twig Easel to display your art - like a hand painted sign...

Display your art or garden sign on a Twig Easel...

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Jun 05, 2018

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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Jun 04, 2018

Junk Cactus Garden; protect those spiky cacti; or is it vice versa?

My Junk Cactus Garden is a small and jewel like vignette with an old time western flavor; Boot Hill was never like this...

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Jun 03, 2018

Blue Vintage First Aid Tin - what is it about blue?

This is my latest present from hubby; the Blue Vintage First Aid Tin. It's not the usual kind of present, but it's my favorite...

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Jun 02, 2018

Kroy Socks Yarn by Patons - a review

Kroy Socks Yarn by Patons - a review of socks knitted with this yarn...

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May 31, 2018

Bark Bows - decorate your rustic crafts with a primitive bow

Make Bark Bows to decorate rustic twig wreaths in the primitive country style...

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May 30, 2018

Ask the Artisan - The Woman of Many Sticks is in

Ask the Artisan any questions about your rustic crafts

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May 29, 2018

Cold Porcelain Recipe - home made modeling clay

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

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May 28, 2018

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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May 27, 2018

Rustic Garden Projects - add a ton of character and charm

Build some Rustic Garden Projects and add charm and character to your garden

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May 26, 2018

Hypertufa How To; all about making hypertufa projects

Hypertufa How To; your quick guide to making rustic crafts with this versatile and unique material; learn the tips and tricks here

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May 24, 2018

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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May 23, 2018

Rustic Bird Cages - weathered and junky

Weathered and junky Rustic Bird Cages - with a twist...

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