What to do when time and funds are in short supply...
and I find myself in need of a few more simple gifts
to offer as a token of my affection to friends and family?
I put together packets of my famous ...
Prosperity Soup TM and Prosperity Hummus TM
Good Thoughts Collection TM
How? I take ordinary dried beans from the pantry
(today I had a lot of white, northern beans)
along with some recycled white cardboard coffee cups...
(washed out with a weak water and bleach mixture).
from our jar on the counter.
I pull out our staple supply of cellophane bags....
and repackage the beans for gift~giving.
I'm sure you must remember my long~time motto...
"Packaging is everything!"
Some of the soup packets I put inside a recycled, cardboard cup...
cradling it all with white netting
and scraps of brown paper from my recycling box
...and tied with raffia.
rolled the paper into a scroll...tied them closed using raffia
...and included them when I presented the gift.
All were made in about an hour
using items available in the pantry...
my recycling bin and computer.
What do you have in your pantry that would make a welcome...
yet fast and frugal gift?
Idea and partial excerpt from first book,
Frugal Luxuries, published by Bantam,NY, NY, 1997.