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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 26, 2019

Twig Clipart; hand drawn dividers to decorate your blog or books

You need some Twig Clipart for decorating your blog or books, as dividers, accents and much more; free to download here...

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May 25, 2019

Upcycled Day Bed - guest bed with a twist

When guests are planning to visit, you need extra beds - this Upcycled Day Bed does double duty as a bed and a couch...

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May 24, 2019

Annealing Copper Wire - how to make copper wire flexible

Annealing Copper Wire is a really important skill; without it, copper wire doesn't bend to your will

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May 23, 2019

Mason Jar Storage - for small bits and pieces

Craft Storage Ideas - Mason Jar Storage...

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May 22, 2019

Sewing Machine Cabinet; another rustic paint project

This old sewing machine needs a Sewing Machine Cabinet; nothing available, so I upcycled a salvaged one into a spectacular piece of furniture

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May 20, 2019

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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May 20, 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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May 20, 2019

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool - it's amazing...

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May 19, 2019

Harvesting Twigs for Crafts; the most important things to know

Learn the most important things about Harvesting Twigs for Crafts; the how to primer for collecting twigs efficiently and safely

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May 18, 2019

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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May 18, 2019

Punched Heart Lantern - Garden Art DIY Tutorial

Celebrate Valentines Day (or any time) with a Punched Heart Lantern - Garden Art DIY Tutorial...

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May 16, 2019

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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May 10, 2019

DIY Clay Pot Garden - make your own fairy garden

Make your own fairy garden - DIY Clay Pot Garden...

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May 04, 2019

Rustic Clipart; twigs, hillbilly clip art, mandalas and more

Rustic Clipart runs the gamut from simple twigs to decorate your blog or book as a divider, to much more complex complicated mandala designs; find out how to get yours

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May 04, 2019

Mandala Coloring Pages - unique hand drawn designs for crafts

A collection of Mandala Coloring Pages for wood burning, embroidery and many more crafts

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Apr 16, 2019

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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Apr 16, 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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Apr 06, 2019

Dollhouse Miniature Projects - Chimney made of styrofoam

This DIY Tutorial of one of my Dollhouse Miniature Projects shows how to make a Chimney out of styrofoam...

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Apr 02, 2019

Hypertufa Birdbath; attracting birds to your garden

Create a Hypertufa Birdbath, and attract birds to your garden; a rustic water feature is always good, and one made out of hypertufa is the crowning glory

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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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