Sew Simple! Easy, Breezy Curtains to Make

Sew Simple! Easy, Breezy Curtains to Make

  We don’t always want curtains covering our windows. There is nothing more calming than a sunbeam shining through a window. It offers warmth and comfort, and helps to make the room feel welcoming. However, when that same window allows too much heat in, it…

How to Make Simple, Low Cost Christmas Gifts

How to Make Simple, Low Cost Christmas Gifts

  Christmas is on its way. We are searching for ways on how to make simple, low cost Christmas gifts. Simple, because we are short on time. Low cost, because our budget is already stretched. Handmade, because we want our gifts to have that personal…

Gifts from the Homestead

Gifts from the Homestead

  When making a gift by hand you are offering someone a piece of your heart.  A handmade gift is a precious and loved item. When you purchase a gift, you choose one off of a shelf of many, but when you make a gift,…

Feathers & Hugs – How to Create a Psalms 91 Throw

Feathers & Hugs – How to Create a Psalms 91 Throw

          I am honored to be a part of the Gifts from the Homestead Collaboration!  A group of homesteading and homemaking women have come together to bring you wonderful gift ideas for any occasion.  Here is my offering, and check out…

Mini Compost Bins

Mini Compost Bins

    Mini compost bins are a great solution for small gardens. Not everyone lives on acreage, but we all love to grow at least something in our flowerbeds, backyard gardens or in pots. One of the healthiest things to add to our soil is…

How to Build a Rain Barrel

How to Build a Rain Barrel

  Knowing how to build a rain barrel is a serious consideration for frugal gardeners. When summer is here, we don’t like the rising water bills that come with the heat.  Cut those costs a little by using rain to water your garden – even…

Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation

  With a drip irrigation system, you can spend all that time you used to take watering your garden on some other project. Or, if you can get away with it, just grab a lawn chair, a glass of lemonade and a good book and…

How to Sew a Button

How to Sew a Button

    One of the most basic skills a child should learn is how to handle a needle and thread.  The first lesson is simple – how to sew a button.  Sewing is a basic skill which will come in handy when they have clothes…

Melt & Pour Soap

Melt & Pour Soap

    Melt and Pour soap is one of the easiest crafts to do. A few supplies, molds and a little bit of time can garner you wonderful smelling soap. It can be adapted to your favorite scents, and even made into small decorative bars…

Seeds Packets

Seeds Packets

      Seed Packets are a fun way to store your seeds, whether you purchase them in bulk or save them from your heirloom plants. A handful added to a gift basket for your favorite gardener just adds icing to the cake! While I…

Rice Bags

Rice Bags

  Rice bags are easy to make and great to give as gifts. If put in the freezer, they can be used to help reduce swelling. If placed in the microwave, they can ease sore muscles. They can be made in any size, and if…

Christmas Garland

Christmas Garland

    Making your own knitted or crocheted garland is an easy project – especially for the beginner. Start with any yarn you like – I chose four colors, but you can do however many you want.   Knitted Version   Determine how wide you…