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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
Sep 23, 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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Sep 01, 2021

Clay Pot Bird Bath - simple, and the birds love it

Make a Clay Pot Bird Bath - garden art for the birds...

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Aug 12, 2021

Vintage Wood Stove; rustic vignettes and cookstove junk

See the Vintage Wood Stove in all her glory - it's amazing how many of my vignettes all mesh and combine; this one is all about the old wood cookstove...

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Aug 05, 2021

Twig Coat Hooks - mudroom ideas

Mudroom Ideas - Twig Coat Hooks add to your rustic home decor...

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Aug 03, 2021

Spindle Angels - rustic porch or mantel decor

Make some rustic porch Spindle Angels...

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Jul 12, 2021

Crackle Paint Technique - weathering, distressing & antiquing crafts

Learn how to make your crafts look weathered and old with the Crackle Paint Technique; distressed, antiqued and shabby chic

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Jul 10, 2021

Driftwood Crafts; gifts from the ocean waves

Driftwood Crafts take a cast off piece of flotsam from the beach, and transform it into a unique and unusual decoration or focal point

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Jul 02, 2021

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 24, 2021

9 Summer Projects - time marches on

9 Summer Projects - Time Marches On...

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Jun 19, 2021

Junk Shop Treasures - hidden gems

Hidden Gems - Junk Shop Treasures...

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Jun 17, 2021

Garden Totems - using your thrift store finds to make garden art

Make Garden Totems out of recycled thrift store finds; use those lovely glass and ceramic pieces that appeal to you; don't feel guilty about giving them yet another life in your garden...

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May 28, 2021

Rebar for Crafts; using this metal construction rod for rustic crafts

Learn about using Rebar for Crafts; this useful metal construction rod can have many uses; for rustic garden archways, as a pin for footings for a pergola and so on...

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May 01, 2021

Hickory sticks

I am working on an old cabin and wish to use sticks to outline birchbark. Hickory seems to be the most recommended type of stick. Alas, I have no access

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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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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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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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