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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
May 22, 2018

Rustic Cake Tin Mirror - rusty wire and metal

This Rustic Cake Tin Mirror came about by accident; shopping in the dollar store. Who could have predicted the way certain things connect up in my mind?

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May 21, 2018

Pot-Pourri - fragrant flowers, scented with essential oils

Make your own Pot-Pourri gifts for your rustic loving friends and relatives...

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May 20, 2018

Rustic Elephants - every garden needs a pachyderm or two

Every garden should have a pachyderm or two, and these Rustic Elephants sure fit the bill...

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May 19, 2018

My New Breezeway Studio - finally, a place to work!

Finally, a place to make art work; my new Breezeway Studio...

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May 18, 2018

Twig Lattice Fence; unusual ways to build distinctive garden fences

Twig Lattice Fence is a distinctive and deceptively simple technique for building a unique rustic fence; with some wire and twigs, you can make your very own unusual garden fence...

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May 18, 2018

Twig Palisade Fence - sturdy upright twigs for a vertical accent

Create a Twig Palisade Fence for a vertical accent in your garden; these are a great way to add depth and height to a smaller garden, and the result is the feeling of being in a forest

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May 17, 2018

Pet Grave Marker - build your own pet grave memorial headstone

Build your own Pet Grave Marker for a permanent memorial to your favorite dog or cat (or iguana!)

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May 16, 2018

Upcycled Potting Bench - finding a use for all those treasures

Find a use for all those treasures - make an Upcycled Potting Bench...

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May 16, 2018

Hypertufa Leaf; make your own leaves for fountains...

Create a Hypertufa Leaf (or two) and use them for fountains, to plant special little alpines or succulents in, or just as rustic garden decor

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May 15, 2018

Easy Rustic Projects - crafts for the less crafty

Easy Rustic Projects for the less crafty; you will not need special tools, intense training or expensive materials for these rustic garden crafts

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May 14, 2018

Pergola Designs; get ideas; combine with twigs and rustic; create

Pergola Designs; get ideas; combine with twigs and rustic; create. Your perfect pergola awaits; build it with twigs, add some rustic flavor, charm and character

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May 13, 2018

Willow Rod Obelisk; rustic plant support diy

Make a Willow Rod Obelisk for training vines around to help them reach for the sky; sweet peas, morning glories and canary bird vine are perfect candidates.

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May 12, 2018

Elmers Glue Paint Crackling; how to paint rustic look

Elmers Glue Paint Crackling; my project on using this cheap (er, economical) method of creating that rustic look on everyday items for your home and garden

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May 11, 2018

Twig Hair Sticks - rock your rustic

Got long hair? Rock it with some rustic Twig Hair Sticks...

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May 10, 2018

Hypertufa Textures - use whatever you have to make rustic patterns

Making Textures in your Hypertufa crafts is simple - use whatever is to hand to give rustic patterns to your creations...

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May 09, 2018

Faux Hypertufa Painted Styrofoam Troughs; for the lightweights

Are you a lightweight, scared of the real thing? Don't worry, you can make Faux Hypertufa Painted Styrofoam Troughs that look so much like the real thing, you'll be amazed...

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May 09, 2018

Recycled chair

My neighbor had thrown this chair out and it was well worn. I brought it home and sanded it and also had to put a new seat on it as it was missing a

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May 08, 2018

Garden Art From Trash - recycled, found and refurbished

Make your own Garden Art From Trash and discover how fun it is to recycle...

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May 07, 2018

Driftwood Planters; twisted & tortured roots, weathered stumps

Driftwood Planters can take a twisted and tortured root or a weather beaten stump and make it into a fabulous display for succulents or other garden plants...

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May 07, 2018

Fencepost Planter - don't discard those fence posts yet

Don't discard your old worn out fence posts yet; maybe you can use one as a Fencepost Planter, for hardy succulents, moss or other garden plants.

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May 06, 2018

Crafts Tutorial - A Year of Rustic Crafts

Here's a Year of Rustic Crafts Tutorials - seasons change, along with the crafts...

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May 05, 2018

Wildcrafting Calendar; the best times to glean, collect & harvest

Use this Wildcrafting Calendar as your guide to the best times to look for plants to collect, cones and seedpods to glean and nuts and berries to harvest

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May 04, 2018

Diamond Willow; unusual growth makes for a unique craft material

Diamond Willow is not just another twig; it's got some unique properties, and is sought after for a craft supply all over North America and other parts of the world

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May 03, 2018

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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May 02, 2018

Make a Metal Moss Garden from old rusty brake parts

More Garden Art From Trash - Make a Metal Moss Garden from rusty brake parts...

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May 01, 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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Apr 30, 2018

Rustic Blue Paint; evocative and primitive painting

Rustic Blue Paint evokes the old days, vintage, and antiques; learn how to mix the right color for your rustic crafts

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Apr 29, 2018

Amelanchier Twigs - fine grained Saskatoon Berry wood

Amelanchier Twigs; fine grained hardwood for tough twiggy projects; a beautiful native shrub...

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Apr 29, 2018

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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Apr 28, 2018

Mandala Designs; complicated kaleidescope pictures

Mandala Designs use simple patterns repeated over again to make a complicated kaleidescope picture; use these for embroidery, coloring or for meditation

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Apr 27, 2018

Antler Toggles - rustic and beautiful garment closures

Antler Toggles use some of natures most unique and interesting materials to make into handmade garment closures...

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Apr 26, 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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Apr 25, 2018

Rustic Fish Scale Shingles - classic cedar shingle pattern, reimagined

Rustic Fish Scale Shingles are a classic cedar shingle pattern, reimagined...

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Apr 24, 2018

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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Apr 23, 2018

How to Make Cloud Shape Signs - garden signs

Tutorial on How to Make Cloud Shape Signs - give your garden something different...

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Apr 22, 2018

Barnboard and Twig Siding for a rustic garden shed

Barnboard and Twig Siding for a rustic garden shed...

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Apr 21, 2018

Vintage Tins - old and weathered, or in prime condition

Vintage Tins come in all shapes and sizes, and in every condition imaginable; some are rusted and dented, showing their age, others are pristine...

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Apr 20, 2018

Camouflage Painted Bird Houses - subtle and well hidden

Two Camouflage Painted Bird Houses for a subtle and well hidden dwelling for a couple of birds...

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Apr 19, 2018

Painting Clouds - it's easier than you would think

Painting Clouds isn't as hard as it looks; the painting techniques I use are really simple - try it!

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Apr 18, 2018

Pyrography - wood burning arts and crafts

Pyrography uses simple patterns to create some marvelous designs; mandalas are a perfect way to start

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Apr 17, 2018

Faux Tin Tiles - pressed tin ceilings and backsplashes

DIY Faux Tin Tiles for ceilings and backsplashes; use your rustic skills to make unique rustic country decor...

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Apr 16, 2018

Twig Craft Tools; the most important things to include in your toolkit

The most important Twig Craft Tools for your toolkit; learn what makes a good tool to include for the best success in building rustic crafts

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Apr 15, 2018

Rustic Hardware for cupboards and drawers - use your imagination

Can't find the right drawer pulls and cupboard handles? Make your own Rustic Hardware...

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Apr 14, 2018

Rustic Candelabra - grubby candles with battery operated lights

Build your own Rustic Candelabra - grubby pillar candles and tea lights...

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Apr 13, 2018

Rustic Pin Cushion - make them, collect them...

Into sewing? You will love this Rustic Pin Cushion...

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Apr 13, 2018

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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Apr 12, 2018

Unique Wreath Making Ideas; I got a million of 'em!

Step right up; get your Unique Wreath Making Ideas here; there are lots to choose from - what's your favorite natural or salvaged material?

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Apr 12, 2018

Weedy Wreaths; weeds; perfectly good crafting materials

Don't waste your weeds; make them into Weedy Wreaths for a really rustic looking garden shed accent; they're all around us...

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Apr 12, 2018

Herbal Wreath - dried herbs combine in a textural, fragrant wreath

Use dried herbs to make a Herbal Wreath for a textural and fragrant old time rustic wreath; country and primitive decor...

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