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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
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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Oct 28, 2019

Barnboard Pumpkins - vintage, aged Halloween

Make Barnboard Pumpkins for a Vintage-Style Halloween Porch...

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Oct 20, 2019

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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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 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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