Homemade Gifts for the Holidays
A few years ago, the editors of Country Living magazine compiled their favorite recipes, decorating tips, and ideas for handmade gifts, and created the book Country Living Christmas Joys: Decorating, Crafts & Recipes.
We recently came across the book, and the first thing we noticed was that all of the projects, recipes, and decorating tips are simple and fun. We enjoyed it so much, we thought we’d share a few of the projects with you.
Projects, Recipes, and Wrapping Ideas:
These projects were reprinted with permission from Country Living Christmas Joys: Decorating, Crafts & Recipes© 2015 by Hearst Communications, Inc., an imprint of Sterling Publishing.
News Briefs and Old Advertisements from the Capper’s Farmer November 1927 Issue
“Pages From the Past” will take you back to the November 1927 issue of Capper’s Farmer. News briefs include tidbits on a water pipe, cleaning silver, making scrapbooks, producing more eggs, and a vet’s carelessness. This department also features a variety of old advertisements.
Community Cattle Roundup
A farm kid reminisces about his town’s yearly cattle roundup, which included time spent on horseback, the chance to work with experienced cowhands, and a community meal to finish the day.
Custom Jewelry Box
Make the ladies in your life a custom jewelry box for holding rings, complete with the recipient’s name for a personalized gift sure to be treasured.