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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
Jan 16, 2018

Vintage Watering Cans; galvanized zinc for my junk garden

Collect Vintage Watering Cans to display in your junk garden; these are one of the most often coveted thrift store finds...

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Jan 15, 2018

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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Jan 13, 2018

Boot Hill Signs - pointing the way to glory

Boot Hill needed some Rustic Garden Signs to point the way to the best places to see; hand painted on some salvaged lumber to evoke the old west...

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Jan 12, 2018

Rustic Salvaged Trellis; trash, transformed into a garden accent

Transform a cast off piece of junk into a Rustic Salvaged Trellis to shelter a tender plant or to hide a view...

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Jan 11, 2018

Country Store Signs; vintage advertising to brighten your decor

Country Store Signs are typically bright, colorful, and pricey; rustic tin signs advertise pop, soap and other products in eyecatching splendor...

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Jan 10, 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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Jan 09, 2018

Hypertufa Orb; made to look like eggs from a prehistoric monster

Decorate your garden with a Hypertufa Orb or two, or a whole cluster like a nest of dinosaur eggs; humor can be all around and yet still be subtle

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Jan 08, 2018

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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Jan 04, 2018

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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Dec 29, 2017

Grapevines for Crafts; one of the most useful natural materials

Grapevines have been used for rustic crafts for centuries; when you have a vinyard where the grapes need to be pruned every year, you get a lot of natural supplies to make into baskets

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Dec 26, 2017

Antique Glass Insulators - collectible, vintage glass

Collectible Antique Glass Insulators have been around for ages; they grow in value every year

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Dec 24, 2017

Twig and Branch Reindeer - rustic Christmas garden art

Decorate your garden for Christmas with some rustic Twig and Branch Reindeer...

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Dec 20, 2017

Twig Balls; unique and interesting garden focal point

Build Twig Balls from twigs that you prune from garden plants like willow shrubs, glean from orchard prunings or wildcrafting expeditions

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Dec 18, 2017

Harvesting Twigs for Crafts; what are 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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Dec 16, 2017

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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Dec 16, 2017

Weathering Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool

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

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Dec 15, 2017

My Take on Hypertufa

A snippet from my white paper: “My Take On Hypertufa” Hypertufa is a man-made, cement based, replacement for, yup here it comes, tufa. Kinda like saying

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Dec 09, 2017

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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Dec 06, 2017

Fruit Wood Tool Handles; the apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Fruit Wood Tool Handles; a gift from my forebears, and a link to my past; rustic crafts, wood carving and carpentry are melded together into a unique and interesting creative life

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Dec 03, 2017

Twig Picket Fence - vertical uprights for a domesticated version of the 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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Nov 30, 2017

Popes Pots Hypertufa; an article by Deb Pope 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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Nov 29, 2017

Hypertufa Hand Grasping a Sempervivum Bouquet

The Hypertufa Hand Grasping a Sempervivum bouquet reminds me of a little kid, with a handful of dandelions - Here, Mommy, these are for you!

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Nov 27, 2017

Branch Slice Ornaments - Rustic Christmas Decor

Get your rustic on with these Branch Slice Ornaments...

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Nov 25, 2017

Site Map - find it all here

Site Map for Blue Fox Farm; find every page here

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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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