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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
Jan 17, 2019

Making Metal Look Old - patina, tarnish and rust

Making 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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Jan 17, 2019

Getting Started with Metal

Interested in making crafts out of Metal? Get started here...

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Jan 08, 2019

Verdigris on Copper and Brass; the most valuable patina

Verdigris is the lovely pale green or blue color that copper and brass turn; age and weathering of copper roofs, brass statues and other metals gives them a valuable patina

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Dec 30, 2018

Painted Twig Toolbox - more rustic crafts

Another rustic creation - a Painted Twig Toolbox...

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Dec 30, 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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Dec 28, 2018

Rustic Twig and Barnboard Box - DIY Tutorial

Build your own Rustic Twig and Barnboard Box - a tutorial for a shabby twig handled box...

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Dec 13, 2018

Holiday Decorating Ideas - Country Rustic Christmas

Holiday Decorating Ideas; country rustic Christmas with primitive ornaments and accents...

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Dec 01, 2018

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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Nov 26, 2018

Primitive Christmas Decor - A Country Rustic Christmas

Make your own Primitive Christmas Decor - if your look is rustic and country, you belong here...

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Nov 26, 2018

Wildcrafting - gleaning, collecting & harvesting from nature

Learn about Wildcrafting, that fascinating alternate lifestyle; gleaning, collecting and harvesting mother natures abundance

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Nov 14, 2018

Christmas Tree Crafts - a motif for the holidays

Christmas Tree Crafts - a motif for the holidays...

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Nov 13, 2018

Rustic Salvage; is it junque, or treasure?

Rustic Salvage; making trash into treasures for your garden; learn all about transforming found objects into art...

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Nov 04, 2018

Hypertufa Molds; use these to make unique hypertufa creations

Hypertufa Molds can be as simple as a piece of drycleaners poly film, or as complex as a salvaged basket; each type of mold needs a different technique

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Sep 27, 2018

Garage Sale Gleanings - treasures from yard sales

Treasures from yard sales - Garage Sale Gleanings...

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Sep 12, 2018

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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Sep 06, 2018

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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Aug 31, 2018

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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Aug 27, 2018

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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Aug 14, 2018

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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Aug 13, 2018

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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Aug 12, 2018

Rustic Stars - a DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament - make Rustic Stars from wire...

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Aug 09, 2018

Yard Sale Treasures - more hoarded gems

More hoarded gems - Yard Sale Treasures...

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Aug 03, 2018

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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Jul 28, 2018

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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Jul 26, 2018

Mason Bee Houses; attract these pollinators to your garden

Building Mason Bee Houses is fun and easy, and gives these busy little pollinators a safe place to raise their families while they pollinate your fruit trees and other garden plants...

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Jul 25, 2018

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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Jul 24, 2018

Rural Living - ah, the country life!

Living in the Country and learning to be self sufficient, and how to enjoy nature is what Rural Living is all about

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Jul 23, 2018

Media Kit for Blue Fox Farm - advertise on this site

Use this Media Kit to compare when you want to advertise on Blue Fox Farm...

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Jul 22, 2018

Preserved Oak Leaves - fall finery

Fall finery - Preserved Oak Leaves...

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Jul 20, 2018

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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Jul 19, 2018

Bark Crafts - using wild materials for primitive rustic crafts

Bark Crafts made with some of natures most versatile materials add a rustic charm and primitive character...

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Jul 17, 2018

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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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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