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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
Jul 13, 2020

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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Jul 13, 2020

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 07, 2020

Rustic Chalk Board - upcycling diy project

This Rustic Chalk Board combines three of my favorite things; upcycling, diy and rustic paint techniques...

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Jul 06, 2020

Dollhouse Miniature Projects - make your own tiny porch

Make your own Tiny Country porch - this series of diy tutorials will give you lots of great miniature decor...

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Jul 01, 2020

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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Jun 29, 2020

Salvaged Galvanized Bucket - yet another life

Salvaged Galvanized Bucket - yet another life...

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Jun 23, 2020

Tin Can Buckets for a Primitive Country Appeal

Tin Can Buckets add lots of primitive country appeal to your decor; make at least one...

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Jun 18, 2020

Eggporeum Spring Cleaning; dusting off the cobwebs

The Eggporeum got a good spring cleaning; refreshing the display and adding some new and interesting junk finds gives it a new look...

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Jun 16, 2020

Hypertufa Pots - special containers for hardy succulent plants

Hypertufa Pots add so much to a grouping of those special little hardy succulent plants, moss or other miniature garden plants...

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Jun 15, 2020

Latex Molds for Hypertufa - diy concrete garden crafts

Use these fabulous Latex Molds for Hypertufa diy concrete garden crafts; tutorial and lots of detail...

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Jun 15, 2020

How to Make Hypertufa Look Old; weathering and aging techniques

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

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Jun 15, 2020

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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Jun 15, 2020

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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Jun 15, 2020

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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Jun 14, 2020

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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Jun 11, 2020

Forms for Hypertufa - a collection of pages all about molding

There are lots of things you can use for Forms for Hypertufa; some of them are right under your nose...

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Jun 11, 2020

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Jun 10, 2020

Hypertufa Container - rugged & rustic planters - alpines & succulents

A Hypertufa Container filled with tiny alpines, delightful miniature succulents or even moss and ferns makes a lovely little focal point; a grouping of them is even better!

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Jun 09, 2020

Hypertufa Grots; whimsical garden art - protect your garden from weeds

Protect your garden from weeds with some whimsical garden art; Hypertufa Grots...

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Jun 08, 2020

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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Jun 07, 2020

Hypertufa Wall Pocket; a hanging weed pot for succulents

Create a Hypertufa Wall Pocket; an ideal little hanging weed pot for succulents; unique focal point to display beside a door or gate, filled with tiny hardy succulents

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Jun 07, 2020

Getting Started with Hypertufa

Interested in Hypertufa? Get started here...

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Jun 04, 2020

Hypertufa How-To Manual - get started now

Got a yearning to start Hypertufa Gardening, but don't know where to start? Get the Hypertufa How-To Manual here...

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Jun 02, 2020

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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Jun 02, 2020

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book - make your own twig and branch art

Building Rustic Furniture E-Book; DIY and Craft Tutorial Manual...

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Jun 01, 2020

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 24, 2020

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 24, 2020

Rustic Garden Fence Designs; choose your favorite style

Choose the perfect Rustic Garden Fence Designs to protect and beautify your garden; whether it's a classic style, reinvented in twigs, or more in the country style, there are many to choose from

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May 23, 2020

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 23, 2020

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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May 10, 2020

Hypertufa Millstone - my largest garden feature yet

Making this Hypertufa Millstone took a bit of work, and two batches of my regular hypertufa mix to get enough to fill the mold...

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May 04, 2020

Coat Hanger Heart - simple and easy primitive craft

Make this simple Coat Hanger Heart for a country primitive look; supplies are easily found in your home right now...

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Apr 30, 2020

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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Apr 29, 2020

Hypertufa Hands - cement planter shaped like a hand

DIY Rustic Garden Art - Hypertufa Hands to give a helping hand in the garden...

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Apr 27, 2020

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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Apr 26, 2020

Rustic Garden Gifts - homemade and DIY for the gardener you love

If you have a gardener on your list, or someone who loves rustic country decor, make or DIY something unique and special...

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Apr 16, 2020

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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Apr 13, 2020

Making Colors from Primary Colored Paint

Making Colors From Primary Colored Paint - the basics of color...

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Apr 04, 2020

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 01, 2020

Storing Twigs for Crafts; harvesting and collecting is done, now what?

Storing Twigs for Crafts is one of the most important skills; if you don't know how to store them properly, they could rot or be unusable when you go to make your rustic craft

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Apr 01, 2020

Rustic Garden Structures; what will your next project be?

Making Rustic Garden Structures gives a charming ambiance to your garden; use branches and twigs, rustic salvage and upcycle them into unique and unusual garden projects...

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Mar 31, 2020

Simple Rustic Displays - natural and found objects in a vignette

Simple Rustic Displays are collections of your vintage treasures, gathered together in eclectic groupings...

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Mar 28, 2020

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds - treasures in the rough

Here are some of my Favorite Thrift Store Finds - I love that feeling of glee when you spot something in the recycle center, knowing you can make it into a treasure...

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Mar 16, 2020

Popes Pots Hypertufa; an article by Deb about her hypertufa creations

Popes Pots Hypertufa; an article by Deb Pope about her hypertufa creations; troughs, containers and pots all made from that magical mix of concrete, peat moss and perlite

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Mar 07, 2020

Hypertufa Strata Planter; no need for real rocks, just make your own

A Hypertufa Strata Planter is my take on rugged mountain terrain, with crevices and cracks for plants to cling to, just like on their original mountain peaks...

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Feb 27, 2020

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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Feb 25, 2020

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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Feb 23, 2020

Finds From the Recycle Center - treasures in disguise

Treasures in disguise - Finds From the Recycle Center...

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Feb 19, 2020

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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