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, it is original and designed just for that person. Even if you make 50 Psalms 91 throws, the fabric in each one is chosen according to the likes and personalities of the recipient. With each step in the creative process, you weave in prayers, thoughts and joy for the individual which can only come from a handmade item.
Even if we love to make our gifts, we sometimes run into the issue of finding something new to create. Please, allow the Gifts from the Homestead collection help you with that! Gifts from the Homestead is a collaboration of homesteading and homemaking women who are amazing, and extremely talented in their crafts. The list contains over 30 gifts to choose from. Think warm throws, soothing baths and gift baskets (there is even a post to teach you how to make the basket!) Now, that will keep you busy!
We Make it Easy!
The Gifts from the Homestead is broken down into categories: Gifts you can make in an hour or less; Gifts you can make in a day or less; Gifts you can make in a week; Special Gifts that take one month to make (but are well worth the wait). Wake up one morning, and realize you need a gift for that afternoon? We have you covered. Have some down time in the evenings? We can keep you busy. For those cold, wet winter days, just curl up by a fire and choose from the Special Gifts.
These gifts aren’t just for Christmas. They are perfect for birthdays, hostess gifts and an offering for a friend who needs cheering up. So go ahead and make one or several. My goal is to make all of them, and be prepared for any gift emergency!
Take a moment to visit all of these great women on their websites. And don’t just stop at the gift tutorials. Take a virtual walk with them through their daily lives. You will learn things, laugh with them, and have one of the most enjoyable visits you can imagine! While you are there, be sure to comment on a post or two. They will love hearing from you!
Gifts You Can Make in an Hour or Less
Creative Cookie Packaging Ideas || Rootsy Network
Create a Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit || Not So Modern Housewife
Two Holiday Chai Tea Blends: The Perfect Fall or Winter Gift || Healing Harvest Homestead
Soup in a Jar: the Perfect Comfort Gift || Dehydrating Made Easy
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds (with printable gift tags) || A Modern Homestead
How to Make & Give Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes || Homespun Seasonal Living
How to Can Homemade Salsa || Not So Modern Housewife
Make Gift-Worthy Bread Mix In A Jar – Great for Your Own Pantry Shelf Too! || Oak Hill Homestead
Make Your Own Lotion Bars || Learning and Yearning
Easy Homemade Bath Salts Recipe || Better Hens and Gardens
Peppermint Foot Salve || The Self Sufficient Home Acre
SPF Lip Balm Recipe || Our Inspired Roots
3 Bedtime Bath Teas for Kids || Homestead Lady
DIY Flaxseed Neck Heating Pad for Soothing Muscles || Joybilee Farm
No-Sew Scented Sachet Bags With 5 Herbal Recipes || Rockin W Homestead
Fall Air Freshener DIY || Feathers In The Woods
Gifts You Can Make in a Day or Less
Easy Applesauce Recipe For Canning or Eating Fresh || Hidden Springs Homestead
How to Make Hot Process Soap Complete Picture Tutorial || Healing Harvest Homestead
Crockpot Apple Butter with Canning Instructions || A Modern Homestead
DIY Quilted Mug Rug || Flip Flop Barnyard
Feathers & Hugs – How to Create a Psalms 91 Throw || The Farm Wife
DIY Flower & Veggie Row Markers || The Self Sufficient Home Acre
Horseshoe Farm Sign – Fun DIY Gift for the Horse Lover || Homegrown Self Reliance
Gifts You Can Make in a Week
Easy Primitive Throw Pillow Tutorial || Hidden Springs Homestead
How to Make a Rag Quilt || Flip Flop Barnyard
Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets || Homestead Lady
Special Gifts That Take One Month to Create (but are well worth the wait)
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract || Farming My Backyard
Making Herbal Vinegar || Better Hens and Gardens
How to Make Cold-Process Soap from Scratch || Oak Hill Homestead
Elderberry Elixir – A Delicious Immune Boosting Gift || Homegrown Self Reliance
How to Make Strawberry Wine Step-by-Step || Stone Family Farmstead
How to Make Cold-Process Soap from Scratch || Oak Hill Homestea