Tag: Winter Project

Winter Project

Take advantage of the lull in the growing season and use these winter project ideas to fill your days.  Some are practical, some are whimsical, but all are especially suited to homesteaders and families.

apple cider marshmallows with cinnamon stick

Wassail Apple Cider Marshmallows

Using healthy sugars, organic beef gelatin and the sweet-tart flavor of apple cider, you can whip up a batch of these wassail apple cider marshmallows for a holiday treat.  apple cider marshmallows with cinnamon stick

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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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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”

Natural Moon Sand Recipe – A Family Valentine’s Day Activity

On our homestead, Valentine’s Day is a family affair full of special traditions, healthy treats and fun crafts like homemade Valentine’s Day cards and this homemade natural moon sand.  This recipe has no flour, no powdered drink mix dye and no yucky ingredients.  Homemade Natural Moon Sand Recipe l Family Valentine's Day Craft l Gluten free, no chemical dyes, foraged sand l Homestead Lady.com

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Homestead Hygge l Cancel chaos on the homestead create cozy comfort l Activities for adults and children in simple steps l Homestead Lady.com

Hygge Homestead

Have you heard the term “hygge” used lately?  Ever wondered what it meant and how it might apply to making your home and land cozy and peaceful?  I think of this concept as vital to my family for reducing chaos and increasing peace!  Below we’ve outlined specific steps for children and adults to create a hygge homestead.  Homestead Hygge l Cancel chaos on the homestead create cozy comfort l Activities for adults and children in simple steps l Homestead Lady.com

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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”