Thrifty Things Friday #153

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Thrifty Things Friday #153!

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As some of you may know my friend and Co-Host Linda is out of town taking care of her mother and helping to get her packed up and moved closer to Linda. 

My thrifty find today is actually a freebie! I do love me some free stuff!

We have been busy getting a ton of herb plants planted at the greenhouse. The greenhouse is at the farm where we have some acreage for our DTL Herb business. We have also been helping the owner of the farm get her flowers planted. She has a huge flower nursery. 

Some of the flower bulbs she grows for retail come packed in this stuff.


Natural shredded sisal.


Ummm, hello Basket filler….Spring vignette filler…..Bird nest making….

There are tons of things that I can use this for when doing different decorating or craft type things. I like to work it into wreaths even. And since this is an all natural product, it can go into composting or left for the little birds to build their “real nests” when I don’t want it any more.

I will probably tea dye some of this to create a deeper darker color. It can be dyed with just regular food coloring as well to make different colors of “grass”.

You just never know when a fun freebie will fall into your lap! In this case a LOT of freebie sisal!

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Thank you for joining us and now it is time to get on with the party!


  1. Oh that sisal would be fun to use in all sorts of spring decor ...nests, easter baskets etc. Fun ! :)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Diann! I can't wait to see what you use those awesome shreds for :-)

  3. What a great find. I love it. Fun is afoot!

    Hope your weekend is filled with extraordinary creativity!

  4. Greatl find that sissal, I bought some in Florida last year, I love it! Thank you so much for hosting Diann! Have a lovely evening.

  5. Happy Spring Diann and Linda. Thank you for Thrifty Things Friday.

  6. Thanks for hosting Diann! I'm joining in this week with a table filled with thrifty finds. I think that's all I buy, lol, but you beat me with the "free" Sisal. How great, you can do so much with that. :)

  7. Thanks ladies for the fun party and have a nice weekend.

  8. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with all that sisal! Thanks for the party!


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