There’s frugal……and then there is borderline hoarder.
….or is it full-on hoarder. I forget.
Anyhoo, how could I possible throw away all those wonderful pine needles that fell from our pine garland around the front door?
I’m not gonna worry until A&E shows up with a camera crew peeking in all the windows.
Until then, we’re using those almost wasted pine needles for gifts. (Aren’t our family/friends just so lucky?)
There were a lot of needles on the porch after that project. So naturally we swept them up and filled some bowls.
As a “borderline hoarder”, I have a few tubs of fabric scraps in the attic. Found this 10 inch wide strip of Black Stewart tartan up there. Pretty great Christmas plaid if you ask me. (that’s probably why I’ve saved it for 10 + years)
After I ironed my fabric flat, I lined up the plaids and cut 5 inch squares. I stitched the sides of the squares together leaving a 2 inch opening to turn the bag inside out and fill with pine needles.
I’m not a great tailor,(is sewer the word? Just looked that word up and, No, no it’s not), but I can sew straight lines like a champion. Just followed the lines in the plaid…
After turning my sachets inside out …
I used a funnel made from rolled up paper to fill each one with pine needles.
Then a quick hand stitch over the 2 inch opening…
Add red ribbon and a gift tag……….and our pine sachets are finished and ready to give away.
Extremely simple project, we made 20 in a couple of hours.
Yes, I am the kind of guy who saves the pumpkin seeds from Jack-o-lanters with the full intent of planting them in the spring.
and no, ………I have never actually planted any of them.