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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
Aug 23, 2022

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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Aug 02, 2022

Junk Journal

If you've never heard of a junk journal, it's a journal that you make out of the binding of an old book, then fill it with pages (often pulled from magazines

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Jul 30, 2022

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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Jul 29, 2022

Garden Art Sign - rustic and recycled

Selling recycled rustic garden decor demands a special Garden Art Sign by way of illustration...

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Jul 21, 2022

Twig and Bead Hardware for upcycled furniture

The final touch of any upcycling project are the drawer pulls or other hardware; make your own Twig and Bead Hardware for the crowning glory

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Jul 20, 2022

Rustic Bird Cages - weathered and junky

Weathered and junky Rustic Bird Cages - with a twist...

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Jul 14, 2022

learning concrete crafting

I'm happily married to a great man who can do just about anything, literally! From building hotrods, to designing (I helped) & building our forever home,

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Jul 13, 2022

How to Make a Checkerboard - make mine rustic americana

Want to learn How to Make a Checkerboard? They're super easy, but this vintage pattern is so effective...

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Jul 08, 2022

Upcycled Armoire - or, how to build something cool out of junk

Making a really cool Upcycled Armoire isn't as difficult as it may seem; contrary to popular belief, you don't need a ton of tools and experience to refurbish and recombine...

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Jul 06, 2022

Rustic Garden Angel; create a fun junk garden angel to watch over it

Create your own Rustic Garden Angel out of salvaged bits and pieces...

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Jun 29, 2022

Twig Picket Fence - vertical uprights for a domesticated palisade

Surround your garden with a Twig Picket Fence; be a pioneer and create a classic design with a rustic twist for something totally unique

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Jun 28, 2022

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 26, 2022

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 21, 2022

Tin Can Lanterns; upcycling and repurposing with trash

Tin Can Lanterns are a great little craft that gives a lot of impact; take your trash literally, and make it into treasure; your unique garden craft will charm

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Jun 19, 2022

Root Baskets; roots are a great natural material too

Making Root Baskets using the same techniques as for twig baskets gives a whole new meaning to rustic crafts; textural and twisted, roots are a great natural material

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Jun 18, 2022

Solstice Projects - celebrate the longest day of the year

While the energy is high, I've had some fun with these Solstice Projects for my garden; twiggy and rustic crafts...

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Jun 04, 2022

Rustic Twig Fences; build your own primitive & charming fence

Rustic Twig Fences add so much charm and character to your garden; create yours out of branches and twigs...

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May 31, 2022

Peaceful Pines Farm

We live on our land and with our land in the beautiful inland northwest. We endeavor to use what it offers and be good stewards! There are Pine boughs

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May 24, 2022

Driftwood Dining Table; use your driftwood to make a rustic table

A Driftwood Dining Table for your alfresco meals ads a rustic ambiance to your garden or porch; imagine the silvery patina of the weathered wood...

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May 24, 2022

Rustic Farmhouse Table - showing age and distressing

Rustic Farmhouse Table, showing age and distressing...

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May 23, 2022

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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May 09, 2022

Making Colors from Primary Colored Paint

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

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May 06, 2022

What Is Hypertufa?

What Is Hypertufa? Is it a natural material? Alien space being?

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Apr 13, 2022

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 12, 2022

Twig Craft Techniques; rustic twig crafts with some simple skills

Learn some Twig Craft Techniques and simple skills; rustic crafts are easy and fun to do with a few basic methods; no rocket scientists need apply...

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Mar 14, 2022

Mason Bee House; attract these pollinators to your garden

Building a Mason Bee House 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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Jan 04, 2022

Rustic Crafts Resources - useful pages and products

Useful pages and products - Rustic Crafts Resources

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Dec 01, 2021

Garden Totems - using your thrift store finds to make garden art

Make Garden Totems out of recycled thrift store finds; use those lovely glass and ceramic pieces that appeal to you; don't feel guilty about giving them yet another life in your garden...

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Nov 18, 2021

Vintage Wood Stove; rustic vignettes and cookstove junk

See the Vintage Wood Stove in all her glory - it's amazing how many of my vignettes all mesh and combine; this one is all about the old wood cookstove...

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Nov 14, 2021

Rustic Garden Wreath - found and natural country decor

Make a Rustic Garden Wreath out of natural and found supplies for your country decor; primitive or more formal...you choose...

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Nov 13, 2021

Hillbilly Clipart; rustic pictures, shacks & primitive art

Hillbilly Clipart; bringing the country life to your art work, blog or just for fun; gardening, rustic shacks, primitive art...

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Nov 04, 2021

How to Make a Styrofoam Planter - DIY tutorial

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

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Nov 03, 2021

Never Assume that your helper understands you

Never Assume that your helper can read your mind and that they comprehend your instructions...

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Oct 14, 2021

Junk Gardening - who knew that junk would be so much fun?

Have you been Junk Gardening long? Or just started? You'll be astonished at what kinds of things you can use to decorate your garden whimsically and cheaply...

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Sep 23, 2021

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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Sep 01, 2021

Clay Pot Bird Bath - simple, and the birds love it

Make a Clay Pot Bird Bath - garden art for the birds...

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Aug 05, 2021

Twig Coat Hooks - mudroom ideas

Mudroom Ideas - Twig Coat Hooks add to your rustic home decor...

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Aug 03, 2021

Spindle Angels - rustic porch or mantel decor

Make some rustic porch Spindle Angels...

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Jul 12, 2021

Crackle Paint Technique - weathering, distressing & antiquing crafts

Learn how to make your crafts look weathered and old with the Crackle Paint Technique; distressed, antiqued and shabby chic

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Jul 10, 2021

Driftwood Crafts; gifts from the ocean waves

Driftwood Crafts take a cast off piece of flotsam from the beach, and transform it into a unique and unusual decoration or focal point

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Jul 02, 2021

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 24, 2021

9 Summer Projects - time marches on

9 Summer Projects - Time Marches On...

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Jun 19, 2021

Junk Shop Treasures - hidden gems

Hidden Gems - Junk Shop Treasures...

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May 28, 2021

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 01, 2021

Hickory sticks

I am working on an old cabin and wish to use sticks to outline birchbark. Hickory seems to be the most recommended type of stick. Alas, I have no access

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Apr 17, 2021

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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Apr 13, 2021

Earth Day - make your garden art recycled and reused

Earth Day is coming up; what will you do to help Mother Earth? How about making some garden art out of junk and trash?

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Apr 08, 2021

Twig Handles; use a wiggly twig or root to make handles for baskets

Twig Handles on totes, baskets, creels and boxes add so much charm and character; collect them from orchard prunings, landscape and garden plants, or find them wildcrafting in the woods...

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Apr 02, 2021

Salix Twigs; the incomparable Willow for crafts

Salix Twigs have been used for centuries for making willow fencing, garden beds, archways and baskets; easy to grow and use, this is the prima donna of all craft twigs

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