100+ DIY Gift & Card Ideas From the Homestead

DIY Gifts & Cards from the Homestead


100+ DIY Gift And Card Ideas

From Your Homestead

Create some DIY gifts and cards from your homestead for the holidays and save money this year! Here is a list of gift ideas you can make that will delight everyone on your list… unless they want an X-box. Sorry, can’t help you there!

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Stenciled Greeting Cards

I created these cards with stencils and shared a review and tips on using stencils to make cards and gifts early this year.

Handmade Cards

Making your own Christmas, birthday, and special occasion cards is a wonderful way to save some money and add a personal touch to a DIY gift. There are plenty of materials and methods to make cards, even if you aren’t a natural artist.

  • Stamps and ink
  • Stencils
  • Stickers
  • Glitter and Glue
  • Finger Paint (great for kids!)
  • Sponge Painting
  • Ribbons & Bows
  • Photos
  • Pop-up Cards


DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead


Gourmet Foods & Kitchen Gifts

Everyone loves homemade food! Make extra preserves in the summer and set aside for gift giving. Honey from your bees or syrup from your trees make loved ones happy. There are books with ideas for make ahead mixes and ideas for gift baskets that will pay for themselves! These ideas will make everyone on your list happy…

  • Home Pickled Veggies
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Honey & Flavored Honey
  • Cookie Mixes
  • Honey Butter
  • Granola Bar Mix
  • Cake Mixes
  • Honey Candy
  • Bean Soup Mix
  • Home Brewed Vanilla Extract
  • Vanilla Sugar
  • DIY Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Maple Syrup
  • Maple Candy
  • Homemade Butter
  • Herbed Butter
  • Home Baked Cookies
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Herbal Vinegar
  • Homemade Pot Holders
  • Wooden Trivets
  • Dehydrated Fruits & Veggies
  • Seasoning Salts
  • Egg Nog
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Freshly Made Cheeses
  • Homemade Pesto
  • Dried Herbs
  • Homegrown Fruits & Veggies
  • Homemade Fruit Syrups
  • Homemade Herbal Teas
  • Bean Soup Mix (decorative bag of dried beans, herbs, dried celery & onion in a basket)
  • Pasta Basket (home canned spaghetti sauce,  dried egg noodles, Italian seasoning)

DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

DIY Gifts for Bath & Body

Homemade goat milk soaps and lotions make luxurious gifts. Bath salts and homemade shampoo will be appreciated too. Make up a spa basket for someone special and they will enjoy it for months to come!

  • Goat Milk Soaps
  • DIY Healing Salves
  • Homemade Lotion
  • Lotion Bars
  • Natural Vapor Rub
  • Homemade Bath Salts
  • Sachets of Homegrown Herbs & Flowers
  • Cross Stitched Hand Towels
  • Vintage Print Linens
  • Lip Balm
  • Essential Oils & Diffusers
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Cuticle Cream
  • Massage Oils & Liniments

DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Gifts for the Home & Garden

  • Heirloom Seeds in Vintage Print Packets
  • Garden Art
  • Dried Flowers & Herbs
  • Garden Signs
  • Pot Stickers
  • Painted Pots
  • Garden Trellis
  • Home Mixed Potting Soil
  • Home & Holiday Decor
  • Woven, Quilted, & Knitted Blankets, Throws, & Pillows
  • DIY Garland & Swags
  • Fresh Flowers & Potted Plants
  • Homemade Candles
  • Wall Hangings
  • Succulents
  • Sheaths of Wheat & Oats
  • Potpourri
  • Plant Starts
  • Potted Herbs
  • Natural Fiber Dryer Balls
  • Handmade Totes & Shopping Bags
  • Homegrown Bird Seed
  • Suet for Birds
  • Homemade Dog Biscuits
  • Handmade Pet Beds

Random Acts of Kindness from the Homestead

DIY Gifts for Children

Handmade gifts for kids can be as simple as scraps of wood sanded and decorated with non-toxic paint for building blocks. Or they may be a bit more complicated like knitted teddies or hand sewn doll clothes. There are plenty of DIY gifts for kids if you’re handy!

  • Handmade Teddy Bears
  • Hand Crafted Dolls
  • Doll Clothing
  • Doll Houses
  • Paper Dolls
  • Wooden Blocks
  • Handmade Books
  • Knitted Hats, Scarves & Mittens
  • Colorful Quilts
  • Wall Art

DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Clothing & Jewelry

  • Crocheted or Knitted Scarves, Sweaters, Mittens, Hats, Socks
  • Homemade Tote Bags
  • Fabric Purses & Coin Purses
  • Handmade Jewelry
  • Beaded Coin Purses
  • Ribbon Barrettes
  • Beaded Pins
  • Hand Sewn Clothing
  • Quilted Jackets or Bags
  •  Handmade Headbands, Hair Ties, Scrunchies
  • Patchwork Head Scarves

DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Gifts for Crafters

Put together a basket of home gathered, natural materials that your crafting friends will have a ball using in their projects…

  • Handmade Paper
  • Bouquets of Everlasting Flowers
  • Pine Cones & Seed Pods
  • Evergreen & Holly Sprigs
  • Burlap & Decorative Feedbags
  • Moss & Lichen
  • Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick & Curly Willow Branches
  • Bittersweet
  • Pussy Willow
  • Cattails
  • Grape Vine Wreathes
  • Vintage Look Seed Packages
  • Handmade Botanical Dyes
  • Wool Yarn

Print some lovely labels for your homemade jams and jellies, bath salts using vintage images from The Graphics Fairy …

Garden Mason Jar Labels

DIY Gifts & Cards From the HomesteadGet Creative With Your DIY Gifts!

There are thousands of ideas for DIY gifts you can make from things around your homestead. Only your imagination and what you have on hand will limit the possibilities!

Make those home crafted gifts truly memorable with a handmade crate, some vintage print linens and home dried flowers. Add a handmade tag or personalized ornament for a special touch.

If you have trouble coming up with ideas, maybe you’d like some of the books shared here for your gift! You’ll have plenty of ideas for the next holiday, birthday or house warming event on your calendar. 🙂

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