Tag: Homestead Holidays

Welcome to one of our favorite parts of family life on the homestead – holidays and traditions!  Homesteading is hard work and takes a lot of time and effort but it’s so important that we leave time for celebrations.  Some family times are simple days of rest or quiet moments like bath and bedtimes.  Other celebrations are loud and messy and full of crafts and foods!  Both kinds, and everything in between, are worthwhile.

We feel so strongly about this topic that we’ve written a whole book on it.  Look for our publication, Homestead Holidays, in our shop.  You don’t have to buy the book to access the free content here on the blog.  Pick a holiday, craft or recipe and try it this week.  Be sure to do it together and to have some fun  – those are the only two rules when it comes to celebrations on the homestead.

DIY Wedding Flowers

To compliment your farm wedding or homestead chic reception, here are some easy peasy DIY wedding flowers you can create in half and hour.  These wedding flowers are simple, natural and comprised of blooms you already have growing in the garden.  You can even PLANT flowers for your wedding, if you have the time!  With two video tutorials and step-by-step instructions this article will help you create your own beautiful displays for your beautiful day. 

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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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Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake l Use foraged spring blooms like violets and red bud and make natural confetti cake l Homestead Lady.com

Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake

If you need a confetti cake for that special birthday or tea party, but don’t want all the commercial dyes and sugars, this spring flower natural confetti cake recipe is for you!  Foraged spring flowers add just the right pizzaz to this natural confetti cake! Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake l Use foraged spring blooms like violets and red bud and make natural confetti cake l Homestead Lady.com

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Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Foraged violets and other wildflowers can be used to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

Wildflower Violet Popcorn

Have extra edible flowers on hand?  Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over?  Don’t toss them!  Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance.  Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Use foraged violets and other wildflowers to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

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3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com

3 Seed Gifts

If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special gardener in your life, try these 3 seed gift ideas.  Each seed gift idea is simple to make from materials you may already have on hand.  These DIY gifts are so easy that even kids can make them with some supervision. Celebrate Earth Day, Easter or Mother’s Day with these unique gifts! 3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”

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”