I enjoy reading all of the ideas on here for homemade Christmas gifts and I thought I'd add a couple.
Kitchen towels-Buy fat quarters or larger pieces of homespun and cut into towel size. Hem all the sides. Using muslin, embroider a picture. I embroider slightly primitive trees, or houses, flowers, Christmas designs, anything that goes with their kitchen decor. Take the embroidered piece and center it on one half of the towel. Stitch in place and then hand stitch with embroidery thread to give it that primitive, or handmade look.
How about taking your favorite recipes and ideas from homestead blogger or other web sites and books and compiling a cook book, or self-sufficiency book? Decorate with clip art and put it in a three ring binder. I'm making this for a couple of self-sufficient wanna be friends of mine.
Using a small basket, place a fat quarter of homespun in the bottom and put in three or four 1/2 pints of jellies and jams. An easy and much appreciated gift.
Homemade Christmas wreaths are great gifts for neighbors and friends. Using balsam or princess pine, a few red pine boughs, cedar, whatever is handy in your area, make the wreath. I accent mine with rose hips, redtwig dogwood, alder brush cones, red pine cones and anything else that looks good out in the woods. I like the natural look, and it's cheaper. I use red rafia to make a large bow for the top.
Happy crafting and have a blessed day.
From Glory Farm