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!

A Farm Wedding on the Homestead

Looking for ideas on how to host a farm wedding on the homestead?  Here are some practical ideas for us practical homesteaders – with a lot of whimsy and beauty thrown in! 

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Holiday Planning for Handmade Gifts

Get ahead of the holidays with a little planning for your handmade gifts!  Here’s a 5-step plan for scheduling handmade gift creation – plus a FREE downloadable planning sheet.  You can do things last minute, but you don’t have to with this detailed plan! 

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DIY Reusable Lavender Sachets for a Green Craft l Replace single use linen sachets with these you make yourself l Homestead Lady.com

DIY Reusable Lavender Sachet

If you love fresh linens but are tired of buying single use herbal sachets, here’s a DIY tutorial for making your own re-usable lavender sachet. There are two sets of instructions; one for a quick lavender sachet that requires minimal sewing, and another that’s slightly fancier so that you can use it in place of single-use wrapping paper. Make these re-usable lavender sachets for your own linens or as a gift for someone special.  As a bonus, be sure to check out the Growing and Using Herbs Giveaway – over 25 herbal learning resources for FREE!!  DIY Reusable Lavender Sachets for Linens l Make your own and stop buying single use sachets l Makes a great gift l Homestead Lady.com

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Decorate Candles with Kids this Holiday l DIY gifts or decorations for the holiday l Step by step instructions l Homestead Lady.com

Decorate Candles with Kids this Holiday

Using ones you buy or ones you make, you can decorate candles with kids this holiday for simple decoration or to give as gifts.  This is a frugal DIY holiday gift and decoration idea that also provides a new and useful skill.  Plus, it’s super fun to decorate candles with kids at parties for any holiday – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas!  Why send your guests home with plastic toys and more candy?  Decorate candles together for a unique craft; here’s how.  Decorate Candles with Kids this Holiday l DIY gifts or decorations for the holiday l Step by step instructions l Homestead Lady.com

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Green Fun: Candle Making for Kids Parties

Are you trying to find activities and crafts for family fun times that are a little more green and a little less wasteful?  Honestly, how many toys and packages do my kids really need to celebrate their birth every year?!  Making candles with children may sound too difficult, but just read through this tutorial on Candle making for Kids Parties with an open mind.  With a little effort and a little mess, your kids could be celebrating their next event with this satisfying green craft.  

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Upcycled Craft Make Homemade Holiday Paper l Green craft for children and adults for a handmade holiday l Homestead Lady.com

Upcycled Craft: Make Holiday Paper

Making paper is a useful green craft that can be done with minimal materials and recycled paper.  It’s a simple step in the paper making process to add special items to produce custom made holiday paper.  Use these six simple steps at any time of year to make your own holiday paper! Upcycled Craft Make Homemade Holiday Paper l Green craft for children and adults for a handmade holiday l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Upcycled Craft: Make Holiday Paper”

Natural Moon Sand Recipe – A Family Valentine’s Day Activity

On our homestead, Valentine’s Day is a family affair full of special traditions, healthy treats and fun crafts like homemade Valentine’s Day cards and this homemade natural moon sand.  This recipe has no flour, no powdered drink mix dye and no yucky ingredients.  Homemade Natural Moon Sand Recipe l Family Valentine's Day Craft l Gluten free, no chemical dyes, foraged sand l Homestead Lady.com

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Homestead Hygge l Cancel chaos on the homestead create cozy comfort l Activities for adults and children in simple steps l Homestead Lady.com

Hygge Homestead

Have you heard the term “hygge” used lately?  Ever wondered what it meant and how it might apply to making your home and land cozy and peaceful?  I think of this concept as vital to my family for reducing chaos and increasing peace!  Below we’ve outlined specific steps for children and adults to create a hygge homestead.  Homestead Hygge l Cancel chaos on the homestead create cozy comfort l Activities for adults and children in simple steps l Homestead Lady.com

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Homemade Paper l Step by step instructions for teachers, students, parents and parties l Homestead Lady.com

Homemade Paper for Teachers, Parents and Parties!

Everyone has a scrap paper stash for grocery lists and keeping the kids coloring and reverent during Sunday services.  Here’s how to take your scrap paper and turn it into homemade paper for crafts and card making.  This upcycled craft project is so simple that kids and adults alike will enjoy it – we give you specific instructions for making homemade paper with a group.  You do need some simple equipment, but it’s nothing you DIY peeps can’t handle.  So, grab your students, your kids and your friends and get going on your homemade paper!  Homemade Paper l Step by step instructions for teachers, students, parents and parties l Homestead Lady.com

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3 Upcycled Cookie Cutter Crafts

Low on time and money this holiday season?  Need some quick crafts from upcycled materials you already have on hand?  Well, here are three upcycled cookie cutter crafts for kids and adults – these are so easy even I can do them!  3 Cookie Cutter Crafts for Young and Old l Make unique Valentine's Day gifts and decorations l Homestead Lady.com

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