Saturday, December 17, 2005
Of Fir and Flannel
Thought I'd share my frugal find of the day! A local thrift store had a rack of brand new nightgowns donated by Sears--this cozy berry-sprigged flannel had been marked down to $2. It's the perfect style and fit for one of my aunts. I'm wrapping it with this evergreen sachet tucked inside. One of my husband's colleagues passed along this great idea: collect fresh needles and branch trimmings from a Christmas tree lot. Put a handful into each gauzy bag for a fragrant gift. Instead of purchasing special bags, as this family did, you could tie up handfuls of trimmings in squares of fine tulle (like birdseed at weddings). One yard of $1.50 tulle and a bag of free trimmings would make dozens of beautiful little gifts.