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!

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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Natural Crafts for Fall l Tutorials and suggestions for natural crafts for the whole family l Homestead lady.com

Natural Crafts for Autumn

Natural Crafts for Fall l Tutorials and suggestions for natural crafts for the whole family l Homestead lady.comThe homestead family works long hours together every day but it’s important to not forget the fun!  Here are some simple natural crafts for autumn that are enjoyable for the whole family.  Did you know we have several fall holidays coming up?  Use them to plan your natural crafts for kids and grown ups alike!  Continue reading “Natural Crafts for Autumn”

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes

Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them?  Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin.  No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes.  Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

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Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe 2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpg

Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways

Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe  2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpgFor a healthy twist on a homemade holiday favorite, here’s our version of a foodie’s Gingerbread House. If you get to the end of the instructions and decide you need something easier, don’t worry. We’ve included a busy-mom version that’s still healthy and fun. Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways”

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful for your Family l Simple things to do this month l Homestead Lady.com

3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity.  Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful.  Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful for your Family l Simple things to do this month l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”

Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com

Mason Jar Lanterns

Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family.  You can craft them to celebrate the Martinmas festival.  Or, give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless! Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”

Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints

Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.comForaging with kids is always and adventure.  They see magic in nearly every blade of grass.  My kids bring me blooms all spring, delightedly asking what we can do with them.  What can we do with them?  Make botanical prints, that’s what we can do with them. Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”