As joyous as this time of year is, it can be incredibly expensive. Between the gifts and the parties, it’s far too easy to empty your bank account without even trying. However, you can give your wallet a break when it comes to Christmas decor. With so many wonderful holiday DIYs floating around, decking the halls has never been easier (or cheaper)!
Sure, you can go out and buy all the same seasonal stuff everyone else has, but why would you want to. Making you own holiday decor makes you unique. It also gives you time with those you love, creating together, which is really what the holidays are all about. It's time to celebrate the holidays homesteader-style.
I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday by a long shot. Doing anything DIY around Christmas is also one of my favorite things to do. Gingerbread houses. Ornaments. Food. Candy. Hot Chocolate. Presents. Basically anything I can make myself, I do.
I love the simplicity of this crochet Christmas ornament. It’s perfect to add a little something extra to your tree.
Christmas decorating and crafting. Two of my favorite things. In fact, around here I pretty much decorate for any holiday that we celebrate. It might actually be a part of my family’s DNA. My sister and I often compare notes about treasures we have found or ways we can save a buck while decorating our homes for our families.
T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy, especially when you have little ones. It’s a great way to make something with them and for them that is one of a kind. Today, we’re going to make an adorable turkey handprint t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.
I hate to toss out anything that may have a second life as something new. I have even more trouble if it’s something that was given to me as a gift. As I take down the holiday trimmings, I stack together all of the greeting cards I’ve received over the last month. I know I can come up with some great new purposes for them.
My kids love dying Easter Eggs, but with a little one, I don’t like using those chemical dyes or food colorings that stain clothes. We prefer to dye using natural dyes. They still have the power to stain (I highly recommend “junk” clothes), but the stains don’t set as badly and there is no fear of the littlest one drinking any.
Many homesteaders work hard to lower their impact on the planet in a negative way. What may be a simple decision for a non-homesteader becomes a challenging decision for someone who considers the environmental implications of their choice. This brings us to one of our big Christmas debates. Real Christmas tree or fake?