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!
Is FREE cheap enough for a garden fence? Learn how to make this cheap garden fence using one of the oldest fencing methods on earth: wattle. If you’ve pruned the fruit trees, tidied up a willow patch or otherwise come into a mess load of supple branches, this is your weekend to build that cheap garden fence you’ve needed for ages!
Do you have a recipe that includes rose water or rose syrup and you’d like to make your own? Have you gone foraging and now have edible and herbal flower specimens like honeysuckle and clover that you’d like to use? Here is a simple recipe for an edible flower syrup that you can use in so many different ways.
If you end up with a lot of fresh table grapes that you’d like to deal with quickly so they don’t spoil, read on! Here are three quick ways to preserve grapes in order of time consumption and hassle for the busy homesteader and DIYer.
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!!
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!
Here are over 25 detailed ideas on how to get a little homestead side hustle working for you this year. Tips, advice and possible pitfalls. Plus, a reminder that you don’t HAVE to do it all, if you decide not to!
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! Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”
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.
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! Continue reading “Upcycled Craft: Make Holiday Paper”