100+ DIY Gift & Card Ideas From the Homestead

DIY Gifts & Cards from the Homestead

100+ DIY Gift And Card Ideas

From Your Homestead

Check out this great list of DIY gift and card ideas from your homestead for the holidays and save money this year! Here is a list of things you can make to delight everyone on your list… unless they want an X-box. Sorry, I can’t help you there!

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Easy Stenciled Christmas Cards & Decor (1)
Make some stenciled Christmas cards and decor to give this year!

Handmade Gift and Card Ideas Using Craft Supplies

Making your own Christmas, birthday, and special occasion cards and decor 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 and decor, even if you aren’t a natural artist.

For some helpful tips on using stencils, check out my article Stencil Revolution Review and Tips for Using Stencils.

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

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DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Gift and Card Ideas – Food & Kitchen Gifts

Everyone loves homemade food! Use these gift and card ideas from your kitchen.

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.

Print out a pretty image from The Graphics Fairy for a label!

Print up a vintage card, add a scrap of country fabric tied around the top of jars of homemade jam, place in a basket with a pretty dishtowel and you’ve got a lovely gift!

There are some great 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 Cranberry Bread or 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)

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DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Gift and Card Ideas – Bath & Body

Homemade goat milk soaps and lotions make luxurious gifts. Bath salts and homemade shampoo will be appreciated too.

Make your own custom gift tags!

Make up a spa basket with a custom made gift tag for someone special and they will enjoy it for months to come!

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Make some pretty flower and veggie row markers for the garden!

Gift and Card Ideas -Home & Garden

Your family and friends will love decorating their home and garden with items you create for them! There are many lovely ideas on Pinterest with varying levels of skill required.

Cabbage Card
Make a card or tag with a vintage image!

Dress up your gift with a cute tag printed from The Graphics Fairy or another online source (with permission!) and print off at home!

  • Heirloom Seeds in Vintage Print Packets
  • Garden Art
  • Dried Flowers & Herbs
  • Garden Signs
  • Flower & Veggie Row Markers
  • 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

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Gift and Card Ideas 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 more complicated like knitted teddies or hand-sewn doll clothes.

paper doll image
Print out this vintage paper doll on a card for a little girl …link shared below!

Check online for some cute graphics to use in a custom made card for the child!

Make sure that the gifts you give are age-appropriate for safety. 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

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DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Clothing & Jewelry Gift Ideas

  • 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

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DIY Gifts and Cards from the Homestead

Gifts for Crafters

Put together a basket of home gathered, natural materials that your crafting friends will love to use in their projects. Remember to use sustainable gathering practices for wild items!

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

Garden Mason Jar Labels

  • 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 Wreaths
  • Vintage Look Seed Packages
  • Handmade Botanical Dyes
  • Wool Yarn

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DIY Gifts & Cards From the Homestead
Get Creative With Your DIY Gifts!

There are thousands of gift and card ideas 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!

Peppermint Foot Balm

Ideas for Even More Gifts!

Some of my blogging friends have created helpful posts with great ideas for even more gifts you can make and give from your homestead!

Gifts You Can Make in an Hour or Less

Creative Cookie Packaging Ideas || Rootsy Network Create a Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit || The 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 Snickerdoodle Cookies || Nancy On The Homefront 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 || The 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 Make Your Own Veggie Hod || Nancy On The Homefront 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)

Making Herbal Vinegar || Better Hens and Gardens Elderberry Elixir – A Delicious Immune Boosting Gift || Homegrown Self Reliance How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract || Farming My Backyard How to Make Strawberry Wine Step-by-Step || Stone Family Farmstead How to Make Cold-Process Soap from Scratch || Oak Hill Homestead
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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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