Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year? Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts? Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year. Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.
The 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”
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!
Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family. Give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless! Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”
Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY. This is also a fun family or school project. The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”
Foraging 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”
A time to keep is back, this time to cover the month of July. It’s the height of summer and the garden and family are busy! Here are few ideas for activities, fun facts and crafts and, of course, some food for this festive month. Continue reading “A Time to Keep: July 2015”
I’m so pleased to Kathie of Homespun Seasonal Living visiting us today with a guest post! One of her specialties is care package ideas with real food and seasonal ingredients, special homestead products and personal touches that are so sweet and unique. She’s even written books on the topic! Without further ado, here are her care package project ideas for kids – you know I love the homestead kid stuff. Continue reading “Kids Care Package Projects”
Every homesteader, farmer and gardener feels the thrill of spring as it breezes into the year. It’s such a wonderful time for any person, or any religious persuasion, to celebrate cycles of renewal and rebirth. Here are some homestead traditions for this time of year – from our family to yours! Continue reading “Homestead Easter Baskets and Spring Traditions”
Are you looking for a fun wax craft for the kids but don’t want to spend too much on candle making supplies? Or are you a seasoned candle maker looking to reduce your materials costs with easy upcycled materials? Come learn how to make your own candle molds from materials you probably already have on hand.