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2 Item Fire Starter DIY Tutorial by Functional Rustic

It’s cold outside. Winter is rolling in and bringing snow falls and bitter cold temperatures. Although it may be cold outside – the fire in the Functional Rustic wood stove is burning red hot.

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This will mark our second winter heating the house with our wood stove. My husband, Dave, spent the summer finding dead trees and cutting them into fire wood to heat our home. Check out the chain saw video tutorial with Dave HERE. Dave’s hard work has furnished us with approximately 10 chords of hard wood for burning.

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Having a large supply of wood to burn is a great start – but there is more to an effective fire than just fuel. Being able to start the fire is the important part. Last year I used news paper – a lot of news paper – to start the fire each day. It worked – technically. However, I found that the massive amounts of newspaper created vast amounts of ash that ultimately extinguish the flames.

Also, we make our fire first thing in the morning – around 5 am. At that hour, the house is dark and cold. The last thing I want to do when I wake up is waste time fighting with a fire. For that reason, I created fire starters to help me start the day off quickly. I just toss them in, add some wood and light a match.

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My fire starters light quickly but burn for awhile – a great combination for getting the fire started. Keep reading to learn how to make FREE fire starters with items you already have around your home.

Fire Starters DIY Tutorial

Fire Starters by Functional Rustic

Supplies: Dryer Lint & Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Step One:

Gather lint from the lint trap in your dryer.

Step Two:

Gather empty toilet paper rolls.

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Step Three:

Stuff lint into the empty toilet paper tubes. (I was able to create three fire starts with one lint trap.)

Step Four:

Fold the ends of the tubes so that the lint stays inside.

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Step Five: (Optional)

Write fun messages on the tube or add any colors you want. If I was giving them as a gift I would write messages on them but, for my daily needs I keep them blank.

Step Six:

Share your creation with Functional Rustic on social media using #functionalrustic.

Congratulations! You made your very own fire starter.

Written by : Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just DIY Tutorials? Support a small, local business by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store. Below is a sample of what you can expect to find. Special orders welcome and shipping is FREE!

 

Wooden Thank You Card AQUA BLUE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

 

“Bark Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament

"Bark Spoken Here" Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00

 

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Black

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.30.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. The best is yet to come.
The best is yet to come.
The best is yet to come.

2. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be grateful.

Thank You for giving me the opportunity to be grateful
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be grateful.

3. Thanks for being awesome.

Thanks for being awesome.
Thanks for being awesome.

4. If you have been hurt many times and you still know how to smile, trust me, you are damn strong.

If you have been hurt many times and you still know how...
If you have been hurt many times and you still know how to smile, trust me, you are damn strong.

5. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

If you dont go after what you want you will never have it.
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.



Mini Chalk Board – Green by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

$15.00



6. The bad news – nothing lasts forever. The good news – nothing lasts forever.

The bad news...nothing lasts forever. The good news....nothing lasts forever.
The bad news – nothing lasts forever. The good news – nothing lasts forever.

7. I’m a strong person but every now and then I would like someone to take my hand and say everything will be alright.

Im a strong person but every now and then i would like someone...
I’m a strong person but every now and then I would like someone to take my hand and say everything will be alright.

8. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

If you dont have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over.
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

9. I’m building a brand, I’m always busy.

Im building a brand. Im always busy.
I’m building a brand, I’m always busy.

10. The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve wasted time on.

The older you get the more quiet you become...
The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve wasted time on.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find handmade rustic décor and unique gifts in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

Wooden Thank You Card RED

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Silver

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00



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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.29.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
If all you caan do is crawl...start crawling.
If all you can do is crawl, start crawling

2. I manifest the things I want by believing in their existence.

I manifest the things I want by believing in their existence.
I manifest the things I want by believing in their existence.

3. If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

If you arae neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

4. The difference between try and triumph is just a little “umph”.

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph
The difference between try and triumph is just a little “umph”.

5. The biggest communication problems is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

The biggest communications problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.
The biggest communication problems is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.



3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Green

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00



6. The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.

The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.
The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.

7. The best things happen unexpectedly.

The best things happen unexpectedly.
The best things happen unexpectedly.

8. I wish my life had background music so I could understand what the hell is going on.

I wish my life had backgroud music so I could understand...
I wish my life had background music so I could understand what the hell is going on.

9. I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself…What a wonderful world.

I see trees of green. Red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you...
I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself…What a wonderful world.

10. The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00



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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.28.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. I believe in my skills and abilities.
I believe in my skills and abilities.
I believe in my skills and abilities.

2. The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

3. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

I have not failed.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

4. The expert in anything was once a beginner.

The expert in anything was once a beginner.
The expert in anything was once a beginner.

5. I breathe in confidence and breathe out all fear.

I breathe in confidence and breathe out all fear.
I breathe in confidence and breathe out all fear.



Mini Chalk Board – Blue by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

$15.00



6. The greatest act of courage is to be & own all that you are. Without apology. Without excuses & without any masks to cover the truth of who you truly are.

The greatest act of courage is to be & own all that you are...
The greatest act of courage is to be & own all that you are. Without apology. Without excuses & without any masks to cover the truth of who you truly are.

7. The ego wants quantity, but the soul wants quality.

The ego wants quantity but the soul wants quality.
The ego wants quantity, but the soul wants quality.

8. I hope you live a life you’re proud of.

I hope you life a life you are proud of.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of.

9. I had no choice but to boss up and create my own lane.

I had no choice but to boss up and create my own lane.
I had no choice but to boss up and create my own lane.

10. The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.

The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you dont.
The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Save50 Promo Code
Use Promo Code SAVE50 at www.FunctionalRustic.com to save 50% PLUS FREE SHIPPING on the entire Functional Rustic inventory of handmade rustic décor. Valid thru 12/31/18.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

Wooden Thank You Card ORANGE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00



 

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.27.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. I am woman.
I am woman.
I am woman.

2. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

3. The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

4. The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.

The hardest step she evevr took was to blindly trust in who she was.
The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.

5. The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it’s time to thrive. Get out of survival mode. New habits, new life.

The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when its time to thrive....
The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it’s time to thrive. Get out of survival mode. New habits, new life.



Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00



6. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

7. How to win at life: Step 1. Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business and do what you need to do to make you happy. The end.

How to win at life. Step 1. Let people do what they need to do...
How to win at life: Step 1. Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business and do what you need to do to make you happy. The end.

8. I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.

I am in charge of how I feel and todaay I am choosing happiness.
I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.

9. I am built from every mistake I have ever made.

I am built from every mistake I have ever made.
I am built from every mistake I have ever made.

10. I am enough.  I have enough. I do enough.

I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.
I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Green

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00



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Save Money & Support Local Business: Functional Rustic Approach

Functional Rustic has a promo code now! Use Promo Code: save50 when you check out at Functional Rustic and save 50% on your entire order. And, as always, Functional Rustic offers FAST and FREE delivery right to your door!

Save50 Promo Code
Use Promo Code SAVE50 at www.FunctionalRustic.com to save 50% PLUS FREE SHIPPING on the entire Functional Rustic inventory of handmade rustic décor. Valid thru 12/31/18.

I’m not ashamed to say that I am struggling to get the word out that Functional Rustic is a place to buy things – beautiful, handmade things at that! Apparently most stores use sales and promotional offers to get customers in the door – so Functional Rustic will too!

Sales and promotions are nice and all – but I am most proud of the new items I’ve created. The consistent piece of feedback that I have received is that Functional Rustic could benefit from a bit more color. It is this advice that inspired the purple, green and blue coat racks. Talk about colorful! Not only do I love the colors, but the round “hooks” are actually repurposed drawer handles. Gives them such a unique look!

The coat racks are fun to create but I promised myself I wouldn’t make any more until I sold what I already have. They are priced to sell so I will get to build more in not time. (If you want a coat rack but in a different color let me know and I will happily repaint it for you! Also, if you can’t make it to Countryside but want items you see from the pictures – let me know and I can arrange to have it delivered FREE.)

As of today, all of the new Functional Rustic items are in store at Countryside Craft & Antique Mall. The plan moving forward is to store all the new products at Countryside and pull them off the shelves as needed for craft shows. Keep an eye out for the monthly storewide sales (on top of already low prices) and receive at least 25% discounts on all Functional Rustic items.

Check out the new items at Countryside Craft & Antique Mall below!

Looking for a way to help a stranger this holiday season?

Small home business like Functional Rustic can’t afford the advertising that big retailers are able to utilize. We rely on individuals like you to help us introduce ourselves to the public. By sharing/liking posts from your friends (or strangers like me) you allow their products and ideas to be seen by hundreds more people.

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful...

Also, we also do happy a dance anytime someone interacts with our content. Seriously.

Each time Linda Schaub and Dutchll like something I published I grin from ear to ear and do a little dance. They are consistently supportive so I am fortunate to do my happy dance every day. It’s hard to say if their specific interactions increase visitors to the website – but the impact their support has on my confidence & motivation is worth more than any number of visitors. Thank you Linda and Dutch!

Some people believe it is only great power....

I also cannot say enough nice things about a woman I recently met named Anna Hitch. I met her and her husband at our last craft show and it was such a treat. Both she and her husband create beautiful handmade crafts. She works with yarn and he with leather. Anna gets a special shout out in the post because she consistently “likes” the Functional Rustic Facebook posts & she left my first review! Anna is my first non-family member to interact with my Functional Rustic Facebook so she is kind of big deal around here. Please help me say thank you to her by following Anna on Facebook and checking out her Etsy store. (Feel free to use the comment section to help me peer pressure her into starting her own website with an online store. 🙂 )

Thank you for reading and checking out my newest creations. I welcome your feedback in the comments below and wish you the happiest of holiday seasons.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Below are a few of the items available in the Functional Rustic Store:

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Red

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

“Bark Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament

"Bark Spoken Here" Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00



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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.26.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.
The man on top of the mountain didnt fall there.
The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

2. Happiness is a form of courage.

Happiness is a form of courage.
Happiness is a form of courage.

3. Hope changes everything.

Hope changes everything.
Hope changes everything.

4. The most important relationship in your life is with yourself.

The most important relationship in your life is with yourself.
The most important relationship in your life is with yourself.

5. The law of attraction is always working for me and I’m a match for what I want.

The law of attraction is always workig for me and Im a match for what I want.
The law of attraction is always working for me and I’m a match for what I want.



 

“Happy Holidays” Wooden Ornament

“Happy Holidays” Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00



6. The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

The most dangerous person is the one who listens thinks and observes.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

7. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

8. The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world...
The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.

9. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune...
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.

10. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults...
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Orange

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00



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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.23.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Failure is proof that you tried. No go try again.
Failure is proof that you tried. Now go try again.
Failure is proof that you tried. No go try again.

2. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The secret of gettinng ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

3. The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

4. Give yourself some credit for  how far you’ve come.

Give yourself some credit for how far you have come.
Give yourself some credit for how far you’ve come.

5. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Happiness can be found even in the darkest times...
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.



Wooden Thank You Card PINK

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00



6. Follow one course until successful.

Focus. Follow One Course Until Successful.
Follow one course until successful.

7. The question isn’t “who is going to let me,” it’s “who is going to stop me.”

The question isnt who is going to let me. Its who is going to stop me.
The question isn’t “who is going to let me,” it’s “who is going to stop me.”

8. The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of not the circumstances.

The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg...
The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of not the circumstances.

9. Go through life with a sense of humor or you will never make it through.

Go through life with a sense of humor or you will never make it through.
Go through life with a sense of humor or you will never make it through.

10. The quieter you become the more you can hear.

The quieter you become the more you can hear.
The quieter you become the more you can hear.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Silver

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00



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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.22.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Embrace all that is you.
Embrace all that is you
Embrace all that is you.

2. The truth is still the truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.

The truth is still the truth even if no one believes. A lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
The truth is still the truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.

3. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Education is the most powerful weapon whichyou caan use...
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

4. The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.

The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.
The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.

5. Every human being on this planet has their pain and their heartache, and it’s up to all of us to find our way back to light.

Every human being on this planet has their pain and their heartache...
Every human being on this planet has their pain and their heartache, and it’s up to all of us to find our way back to light.



Wooden Thank You Card AQUA BLUE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00



6. The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, and believing you will get it.

The strongest factor for success is self esteem...
The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, and believing you will get it.

7. The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things...
The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.

8.The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.

The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.
The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.

9. Eventually, everything connects.

Eventually everything connects.
Eventually, everything connects.

10. Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

Every woman that finally figured out her worth...
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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“Bark Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament

"Bark Spoken Here" Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00



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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.21.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
Dont wait for opportunity. Create it.
Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.

2. Earth without art is just eh.

Earth without art is just eh.
Earth without art is just eh.

3. The world is full of beautiful things. (Like you.)

The world is full of beautiful things (like you).
The world is full of beautiful things. (Like you.)

4. Dream big. Use kind words. Say I love you. Laugh. Giggle. Be silly. Share. Say please.

Dream big. Use kinnd words. Say I love you. Laugh. Giggle. Be silly. Share. Say please.
Dream big. Use kind words. Say I love you. Laugh. Giggle. Be silly. Share. Say please.

5. The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, bug because of the silence of good people.

The world sufferst a lot. Not because of the violence...
The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, bug because of the silence of good people.



Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00



6. The universe is not punishing you. It is not blessing you. It is not controlling you. It is responding to your vibration. Think happy and happiness will come to you. Think negatively and negativity will come to you. What we put out into the Universe, we get back like an echo.

The universe is not punishing you. It is not blessing you...
The universe is not punishing you. It is not blessing you. It is not controlling you. It is responding to your vibration. Think happy and happiness will come to you. Think negatively and negativity will come to you. What we put out into the Universe, we get back like an echo.

7. The world is gonna judge you no matter what you do, so live your life the way you want to.

the world is gonna judge you no matter what you do...
The world is gonna judge you no matter what you do, so live your life the way you want to.

8. Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.

Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself...
Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.

9. The way you view people, and the way you treat them, shapes you…and then it reveals your heart. The way you view your circumstances, and how you respond to them, shapes you…and then it reveals your heart.

The way you view people and the way you treat them shapes you...
The way you view people, and the way you treat them, shapes you…and then it reveals your heart. The way you view your circumstances, and how you respond to them, shapes you…and then it reveals your heart.

10. Don’t stop shining because someone is intimidated by your light.

Dont stop shining because someone is intimidated by your light.
Don’t stop shining because someone is intimidated by your light.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

Mini Chalk Board – Blue by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

$15.00