The Self-Reliance Challenge MEGA Giveaway!

Self Reliant Challenge Hidden Springs Homestead

Self Reliance Bloggers Mega Giveaway!

As I told you before, I have joined forces with some amazing bloggers for the month of January to share our experience and adventures in self reliance.

We are trying new projects, working on self reliance at home, stretching our skills, and sharing it all with our readers. And, by the way, did I mention that we are having a LOT of fun?  

The best part is getting to know folks better through their self-reliance posts! I hope you will join us as we challenge ourselves to save money and be more self-reliant!

Here is a link to see the list of bloggers participating in the Self Reliance Challenge.

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DIY Handmade Christmas Tree Garland Tutorial

Tree Garland hanging. DIY Handmade Christmas Tree Garland Tutorial. Hidden Springs Homestead

Are you looking for a super simple DIY handmade Christmas tree garland you can make for this holiday season?   One that is perfect for hanging on the fireplace or possibly even on the staircase.  Maybe one that is made of ribbon or live greenery? 

There are so many materials you can use when creating handmade Christmas decorations and embellishments.    And since Christmas is such a fun time of the year to make homemade decorations, I couldn’t wait to share mine with you.  

This one is made most likely with things you already have around the house, fabric and cardboard, so lets get started.  

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45 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas

Handmade Ornaments. 45 Handmade Christmas Ornament Ideas. Hidden Springs Homestead

Do you love Christmastime?  I do.  Baking cookies, seeing family, and making handmade Christmas ornaments. 

My favorite ornaments ever are handmade.  

Each year, I look forward to hanging them on the tree to enjoy through the Christmas Season.  While looking for inspiration this year, I came across some really creative ideas for handmade ornaments.  Here is 45 of them.  

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DIY Handmade Christmas Stocking Ornament

Finished ornaments hanging. Handmade Christmas Stocking Ornaments. Hidden Springs Homestead

The holidays are here!  It’s time to start making handmade Christmas ornaments for the tree!   Don’t you just love this time of year?  I especially enjoy handmade Christmas stocking ornaments a whole lot. 

Making tree decorations and Christmas ornaments is a great way to relax and enjoy the season.  The temperatures outside are cooling and it just puts me in the mood for DIY Christmas ornaments and hot chocolate.  

If you follow my pinterest boards, you’ll quickly realize that my style decor is a mix of primitive and farmhouse with a touch of Colonial added in it.  So I like to call it Primitive Farmhouse.  Feel free to jump over and take a look.  Follow along too if you like, I’d love it!

Anyway, today I’m super over the top excited to share with you one of my handmade Christmas stocking ornaments.  And even more awesome it comes with a FREE Christmas Stocking Pattern (found at the bottom) so you can make your own. 

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How to Make a Twig Wreath

Natural Twig Wreath Tutorial. Hidden Springs Homestead

I have to confess. I’m not a fan of the Christmas decorations you see on the store shelves.  I am a nature lover and prefer to have rustic natural decorations over the other.   I think it’s awesome how we have different ideas and tastes.  That’s what make the holidays so great!

This weekend, I began to get a bit of the holiday season fever.  So I decided to make a quick and simple natural twig wreath for my front door.  It needed to be appropriate for the whole winter season and not just the holidays.  

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