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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
Nov 23, 2017

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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Nov 21, 2017

Eggporeum in Winter - Snowmaggedon drops in

The Eggporeum in a Winter snowstorm - Snowmaggedon has struck...

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Nov 13, 2017

Rustic Window Crafts

Rustic Window Crafts - new life for vintage windows

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Oct 26, 2017

9 Fall Projects - get into the season

9 Fall Projects - Autumn is here...

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Oct 20, 2017

Twig Tuteur; a strong and sturdy plant support

Garden tuteurs are a common way to add height to your garden; graced with vines scrambling up them, they are classic; why not give your garden a Twig Tuteur instead, for a rustic twist?

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Oct 14, 2017

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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Oct 13, 2017

Make a Draft Stopping Doormouse from an old sweater

Take one old sweater, cut it up into pieces and make a Draft Stopping Doormouse; diy tutorial...

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Oct 12, 2017

Barb Wire Crafts - The Devils Hatband transformed into western country crafts

Using Barbed Wire in Crafts makes for a unique and unusual western country look; barbed wire balls, angels, wreaths & other rustic crafts

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Oct 07, 2017

Life In Miniature - tiny landscapes, fairy gardens

What's Life in Miniature really like? Ask the fairies - they know...

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Oct 05, 2017

Felt Pet Replica - model of your pet in wool felt

What a great way to immortalize your pet in a Felt Pet Replica...

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Oct 05, 2017

Upcycled Day Bed - all dressed, ready for a guest

The Upcycled Day Bed is dressed, ready for a guest; this rustic recycled project is fresh, clean and mostly thrifted...

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Sep 30, 2017

Upcycled Buffet - more refinishing projects

See how this Upcycled Buffet gets a new lease on life and becomes a rustic headboard and storage area...

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Sep 30, 2017

Antique Glass Bottles - vintage collectible glass

Antique Glass Bottles; vintage and collectible add sparkle to shady dark corners in your garden, brightening and reflecting the sunshine...

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Sep 29, 2017

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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Sep 24, 2017

Window Crafts - recycle, repurpose your vintage windows

Window Crafts; recycling, repurposing and reusing Vintage Windows...

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Sep 22, 2017

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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Sep 17, 2017

Weedy Wreaths; don't waste the weeds, they're 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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Sep 14, 2017

Coir Liner Scarecrow - a new autumn tradition

Need an Autumn craft? Build a Coir Liner Scarecrow...

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Sep 07, 2017

The Eggporeum Autumn Display - harvest time is upon us

The Eggporeum Autumn Display; vintage harvest time, with a rustic twist...

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Sep 05, 2017

9 Summer Projects - time marches on

9 Summer Projects - Time Marches On...

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Aug 23, 2017

Wash Stand Drawer Pulls - twig hardware

Twig hardware - Wash Stand Drawer Pulls

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Aug 18, 2017

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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Aug 14, 2017

Hypertufa Projects - playing with mud

Building Hypertufa Projects is a great way to fill your garden with unique rustic garden crafts...

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Jul 27, 2017

Get Started with Home Made Crafts for your Garden and Home

Want to learn to make your own rustic crafts? Get Started here...

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Jul 26, 2017

Getting Started with Hypertufa

Interested in Hypertufa? Get started here...

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Jul 26, 2017

Getting Started with Twigs

Interested in Twigs? Get started here...

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Jul 26, 2017

Getting Started with Metal

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

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Jul 24, 2017

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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Jul 21, 2017

Twig Fan Trellis; classic plant support with a rustic twist

Create a Twig Fan Trellis; a classic design, reinvented with a rustic twist for a unique and unusual garden focal point; create lots of these using the easy instructions...

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Jul 17, 2017

How to Make a Styrofoam Planter - DIY tutorial

How to Make a Styrofoam Planter - a DIY Tutorial...

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Jul 10, 2017

Rain Chains; lovely garden accents for your 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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Jun 30, 2017

Mushroom Solar Lights; use your crystal and glass dishes and vases

Make your own Mushroom Solar Lights with a few basic ingredients; salvaged glass or crystal dishes from the thrift store and a recycled solar light and you have a unique accent

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Jun 27, 2017

Glamping at the Eggporeum - how to camp, glamourously

Glamping at the Eggporeum; how to camp, glamourously...

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Jun 16, 2017

Rustic Twig Gate - my dream gate come true

Building my Rustic Twig Gate to keep the deer out of my garden was a long time in the planning stages; it has finally come to fruition

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Jun 12, 2017

Survey - what's on your mind...

Fill out this quick survey, and let me know what you want more of on Blue Fox Farm...

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Jun 11, 2017

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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Jun 04, 2017

Bed Frame Gates - they're the perfect thing for a rustic entryway

Make some Bed Frame Gates for your garden - they are made to order for occasionally used entry ways...

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Jun 03, 2017

Antique Canning Jars - vintage Mason jars, pickle and preserve jars

Antique Canning Jars are not just beautiful, they are useful too; vintage glass at its best for rustic garden decor and rustic crafts...

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Jun 01, 2017

Rustic Crafts Resources - useful pages and products

Useful pages and products - Rustic Crafts Resources

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May 31, 2017

About Me - how this whole thing started

Find out about Jacki; who is she, and why is she so fanatical about rustic crafts?

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May 29, 2017

My SBI! Story; if I can do it, so can you

My SBI! Story is all about my marathon e-business building with Site Build It! I can't imagine building websites with any other system

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May 27, 2017

Coppice - specialized pruning technique for willows & shrubs

Pruning your shrubs in the Coppice method will promote lots of new whippy growth perfect for baskets and other twig crafts...

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May 26, 2017

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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May 24, 2017

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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May 23, 2017

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 13, 2017

Best Power Tool Brands - choose the most reliable

Best Power Tool Brands - choose the most reliable tools for crafts...

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May 05, 2017

Allan Dunfield - British Columbia Artist

British Columbia Artist Allan Dunfield...

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May 04, 2017

How to Make a Scarecrow - a garden tradition

Learn how to Make a Scarecrow with thrift store finds, recycled junk and salvage, then share your scarecrows pictures...

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May 02, 2017

Wood Burning Patterns - mandala designs

Wood Burning Patterns; use the mandala coloring pages for the basis for this intriguing craft; pyrography...

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