Tag: Make it Yourself

Make it Yourself

“Make it Yourself”, or MYO, is the ideal that, whatever it is we need, we can find a way to make it homemade.  From food to projects to holidays to homestead projects, the power of a “Make it Yourself” mentality is empowering and makes you a better steward of your resources.

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”

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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Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake l Celebrate author AA Milne's birthday with Pooh Day cake and crafts l Homestead Lady.com

Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake

Cast off the doldrums of these gray, January days by celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day with your family!  From crafts to family reading time to this Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake recipe, this is the prefect time to take a break on the homestead this winter.  Bonus, this recipe is grain-free, refined-sugar free and Paleo friendly!  Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake l Celebrate author AA Milne's birthday with Pooh Day cake and crafts l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake”

3 Cookie Cutter Crafts for Young and Old l Make unique Valentine's Day gifts and decorations l Homestead Lady.com

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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Holiday Keto Fat Bomb: The “Sugar Plum”

Who says Keto can’t be festive?!  Here’s a simple recipe for a modern twist of the traditional confection, the sugar plum.  Using coconut and pomegranate, this holiday Keto fat bomb recipe is sure to please.    Continue reading “Holiday Keto Fat Bomb: The “Sugar Plum””

Calendula Earache Oil l Herbal oil for earaches in adults and children l Homestead Lady.com

Calendula Earache Oil

Calendula Earache Oil l Herbal oil for earaches in adults and children l Homestead Lady.com

Calendula is a very useful herbal flower and very easy to grow, even for non-gardeners.  Here’s a recipe for calendula earache oil from flowers we gathered clear into autumn.  Be sure to check out all the other things you can make a do with calendula after the recipe! Continue reading “Calendula Earache Oil”

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden l DIY Grape Vine Garland Tutorial plus more DIYs l Homestead Lady.com

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden

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.

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Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

Grape Coffee Cake Recipe with Crumble Topping l Use the grape harvest for this wholesome coffee cake l Homestead Lady.comIf you have an abundance of grapes this season, delight your kids with back-to-school grape coffee cake recipe with crumble topping.  Any color grape you have on hand will work since this is the absolute best coffee cake recipe, with an even better 2-part crumble topping.  Plus, at the end please leave us a comment with your own favorite back to school traditions – I’m making a list! Continue reading “Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping”

Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple Pectin Substitute l A canning recipe l Homestead Lady.com

Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple

Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple Pectin Substitute l A canning recipe l Homestead Lady.comYou’ve just started your blackberry jam and you open the cupboard to discover you’ve run out of pectin.  The stores are closed, the kids are in bed, you’ve already taken off your bra – no way you’re going to the store!  No worries, grab a few apples and you can finish that tasty batch of blackberry jam with this shredded apple pectin replacement. Continue reading “Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple”

Once a Month Meals Canning Schedule l Once a month canning schedule to keep your family eating healthy food all year round l Homestead Lady.com

Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule

Once a Month Meals Canning Schedule l Once a month canning schedule to keep your family eating healthy food all year round l Homestead Lady.comYou’ve heard of Once a Month Meals, right?  Well, here’s a schedule for Once a Month Meals – the Home Canning version!  Here are twelve store-bought items you will water-bath and pressure can at home this year.  One food each month.  No stress, a modest time investment, lots of healthy meal planning at home.  Continue reading “Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule”