Category: The Hearth

The Hearth is the category for homemaking, family-building and generally putting the H-O-M-E in homesteading.   This includes topics like homeschooling, holidays, kid-friendly projects, community service, chore assignments and more.

Part of our fundamental mission at Homestead Lady is to help build homestead families and it’s one we take very seriously.  With some fun thrown in!

Easter egg decoration

Blown Eggs for Easter

Learn how to make your own blown eggs for Easter so you can use them all season for decorating and crafting. This DIY tutorial takes you from egg to ornament with suggestions for decorating and making ornaments. This is an Easter and spring craft for kids and adults alike! Easter egg decoration
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Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial

If you’re wondering how to make natural dyes for Easter eggs, I suggest you begin by reading this article. After you’ve tried it once or twice, making your own natural dyes each holiday will be easy for you and you can start experimenting with new materials. Just for the sake of science, we’ve included a comparison we did of homemade natural dyes and purchased natural dyes. We’ve also included tips and troubleshooting! yellow eggs on wood Continue reading “Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial”

6+Tips to Budget Family Holidays

Here are 6+ tips to budget family holidays this year. No need to stress or have anxiety about the approaching holidays if you follow these simple steps. Includes access to a FREE book for planning ALL your holiday needs. Continue reading “6+Tips to Budget Family Holidays”

Herbal Holiday Wreaths

Learn how to make herbal holiday wreaths for table decorations, napkin rings and useful gifts. These DIY wreaths can be made from vines and herbs your grown in your own garden. Suitable for any holiday throughout the year using seasonal herbs, these wreaths are so simple even the kids can help make them! In fact, consider these herbal holiday wreaths for your next holiday craft party!

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Fall project: How to Make a Wreath

Step by step vine wreath construction for a DIY fall project. Use these wreaths for ornaments or gifts; decorate them or leave them natural and rustic. The best part is you can make them for free from your garden! Continue reading “Fall project: How to Make a Wreath”

Winter Holidays Around the World

Start new traditions with your kids and family with these winter holidays around the world. Don’t get stuck in a rut of winter celebrations! If one of your goals this year is to celebrate more throughout the year, or you’d just like to explore new cultures, this list is for you.

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Homestead Holiday To Do List

We all have a holiday to do list that includes items like make cookies, get postage for cards, arrange a gift exchange. However, homesteaders have another important to do list from fall to winter that includes very needful activities around the land and home. How are we supposed to get it all done?! Is there any way to organize our holiday to do list and our homestead to do list so they merge into one? I’m so glad you asked…

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Rustic DIY Holiday Porch Signs

Learn how to use upcycled wood – like barn wood and pallet wood – to make simple farmhouse holiday porch signs. The rough nature of the wood gives each sign a rustic texture and makes them tough enough for indoor/outdoor use. Save money and make your own porch signs for every season – fall, winter, spring or everyday! Save money this Halloween, Christmas and Fourth of July with some old wood and a little paint! 

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A Homestead Harvest Home

Start a new family, fall tradition with a Harvest Home celebration! Make memories giving thanks for the harvest with this unique, annual feast for family and friends. The article includes a little history if you’re teaching a homeschool unit study, as well as a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients. Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”

3 Bedtime Bath Teas for Kids

Would you like to help your children detox from  a long day of school and homestead work with a nice, hot bath? We show you simple, herbal bedtime bath teas to use daily or give as gifts. (Tip: these bath teas are great for the grown ups, too!)  Here are three combinations for the best bedtime bath teas from herbs you can purchase or even grow!
Don’t forget the FREE printable gift tags at the bottom of the article – they may just have a special coupon inside.
Also below are 23 more Quick Homemade Gift Ideas!

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