Homemade Homestead Christmas Gift Ideas


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Home canned gifts. Photo credit: Kat Ludlam

It is that time of year – time to start thinking about Christmas gift-giving. If you are a homesteader, you can make some really great gifts that come right from your homestead and will add an extra special touch to your gift-giving this year. It feels amazing to share from the bounty from your farm in creative ways.

From the Garden:

Seeds – Seeds saved from your own garden are a special way to pass on your love of gardening to others. You can make special seed envelopes and decorate them with rubber stamps or decorative paper to make it extra cute.

Windowsill Herb Garden – you can make an old-farm style windowsill herb garden by using old pallet wood to build a box that holds 3-5 used (and washed out) metal soup cans. Line the box with plastic, so the water from the plants won’t leak out. Hammer or drill 3 holes in the bottom of each can. Add potting soil and plant the herbs with enough time that they can sprout before you gift them. You can use wooden clothespins for plant markers, and you could also add ribbons to the box or cans to dress it up.

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