05 February 2009

Where did that hole come from?

Well, that stinks. by Theresa Lynn

Don't you just hate it when you put on a brand new pair of tights only to find a snag or hole in them a few hours later? No matter how hard I try or gentle I am to them the inevitable always seems to happen.

Unfortunately I haven't found a magical solution to this problem (and believe me I've tried everything!) but I have found a cute way to make use of those ripped tights, drawer fresheners. Women have actually been doing this for decades with their old pantyhose but it's one of those things that are deemed "uncool" or something your gran does. With society becoming more conscience of their waste and recycling being the new "cool" thing to do I think this is one craft which deserves a revival!

What is the point in a drawer freshener ? I hear you ask, well not only do they suck up all the bad smells and moisture in your drawers and closets they leave a lovely scent behind and lets be honest nobody wants to wear smelly stale clothes and by keeping them fresh you get a longer wear out of them.

Now mine may not be the prettiest fresheners out there but they serve their purpose, keeping my clothes minty fresh, nobody will be looking in my drawers anyway but you can certainly jazz yours up if you chose to. All you need to do once they're done is pop them in drawers or hang them in your closet and they will last for months even years at keeping your clothes fresh.

The great thing about making these is that they're so simple and quick to do and also really cost effective. All you need is an old pair of tights and something to fill them, I actually used some peppermint tea I had to fill them as tea, I've heard, is quite effective at sucking up moisture and bad smells but you can use pot-pourri, lavender or even some mixed spice, cinnamon sticks and dried orange peel to give you a scent of Christmas, and when the scent fades you can always give them a quick spritz of your favorite perfume to keep them smelling gorgeous <3

1 comment:

  1. old tights and socks are great as catnip bags too