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Rurality Issue #25

December 2015

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I've been a busy little beaver making all kinds of crafts to sell.  Who knew that people would actually want to buy rustic twiggy stuff?

Rurality Issue #25 December 2015

The mainstays this year are wooden beads, wire and twigs, as well as the odd cork or styrofoam ball. There are so many different ways to combine them for a fun Christmas ornament, or a nod to the 1890's.

Other ways I've developed to give your holiday a rustic feel are the cork and twig reindeer made from a wine cork, some wire and a few wooden beads.  They're astonishingly realistic, even though they're only a few inches tall;

I had a scary experience while crafting - I know, how can making crafts be dangerous? Just goes to show that you have to be careful no matter what kind of activity you're doing - just call it 'extreme crafting';

Handmade Willow Baskets

You may also be a fan of painting things - here is how I got the lush jungle look on this upcycled table.  It's all in the layers;

Driftwood Planter

This is a selection of your favorite pages from 2015.  They were the most shared on Pinterest and visited from many sources - if this is how you found this site, thank you!

So that's it for this issue of Rurality.  I hope you've got some inspiration for your next project from what I've been doing.