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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
Mar 18, 2019

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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Mar 13, 2019

9 Spring Projects - I've been busy

9 Spring Projects - looking back, I've been busy...

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Mar 12, 2019

Twig Basket Care - how to look after baskets made of natural materials

Twig Basket Care is simple and straightforward; as a natural material, twigs and other types of woody natural fibers need to be treated tenderly

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Feb 27, 2019

Antler Buttons - using Nature's bounty to make unique sweater closings

Antler Buttons do more than just hold your sweater closed; they are beautiful in their own right

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Feb 26, 2019

Faux Verdigris - make your own patina

Make your own patina with Faux Verdigris...

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Feb 25, 2019

Rain Chains; lovely garden accents for a rainwater harvesting system

Rain Chains make a statement about your garden; show you care about every aspect of your landscape by beautifying your rainwater harvesting system too...

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Feb 24, 2019

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; weathering and aging techniques

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; rustic garden art tutorial...

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Feb 24, 2019

Primitive Heart Christmas Ornament - easy diy tutorial

Here's a simple Primitive Heart for your rustic Christmas decor - easy diy tutorial for a country craft...

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Feb 21, 2019

Knitted Rag Rug - the perfect rustic decor accent

Make your own Knitted Rag Rug; the perfect rustic accent for your home decor...

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Feb 13, 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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Feb 12, 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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Feb 11, 2019

Curing Hypertufa; crucial steps for a long lived project

Curing Hypertufa correctly will give your project a better chance of surviving frost, rough handling and other abuse; learn some tips and techniques to properly cure your rustic project...

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Feb 06, 2019

Weathered Red Barn Paint - make your rustic crafts vintage

Use this vintage paint technique for Weathered Red Barn Paint...

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Jan 24, 2019

3 More Hypertufa Millstones - sometimes I don't know when to stop

Here are 3 More Hypertufa Millstones - I had so much fun making the original three that I had to make more...

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Jan 23, 2019

Oregon grape root, mahonia aquifolium

Wildcrafting for 15+ years looking for buyers of Oregon grape root and usnea,have 1000 pounds dried and ready please call 541-670-477o Oregon Grape is

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Jan 21, 2019

Ask the Artisan - The Woman of Many Sticks is in

Ask the Artisan any questions about your rustic crafts

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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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