summer buggies.

July 18, 2013

two finished moth sachets spoonful of herbs moth sachets filled with herbs and cinnamon

I’m paranoid about my woollies.

There have been too many winters where I’ve pulled a wool something-or-other out of a closet only to find that it’d been eaten alive in the off-season. Truth is: I’m still sans wool coat after an incident a few years ago when a particularly aggressive moth got its jaws on my go-to winter jacket. I can’t even talk about my grandfather’s beret.

Determined to rest easy about stowing my winter wools this summer (and knowing that mothballs are simply a non-option for reasons of toxins and odor combined), I embarked on something of a craft project.  And here they are, pint-sized sachets to keep the moths away and keep my closet smelling fresh, too.

The full how-to is on Gardenista. Along with another story about a bug I’m actually quite fond of. Coming soon: finding relief from mosquitos.

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  • Reply pretty little things July 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    love this idea and how its natural too! xo

  • Reply Mary Schaubert July 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I JUST ordered a strand of lavendar sachets from Amazon for this purpose. I've got a silverfish issue (eeeewwwww) and although they're totally harmless, they will totally ruin your clothes. Here's hoping this is as effective as it sounds!

  • Reply Elizabeth July 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    This would be a cute little gift or token to gift to someone!

    x Elizabeth of Thompson & Prince

  • Reply Jacquelyn | lark & linen July 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Um I need this SO badly! I have about 50 sweaters, most of which are cheapy cotton/wool ones from various spots. I've splurged on two cashmere sweaters/cardigans in my life and someone they're the only ones that got attacked. I was SO crushed!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic July 19, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Thanks for the tip. I definitely need to protect my wool sweaters, especially because I need them for the looong, cold Chicago winters.

  • Reply mell bbxox July 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    This is irrelevant to the post but I happened to read it:
    hope it will help šŸ™‚

  • Reply Jasmine Brink-Li July 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Oh I love this! šŸ˜€

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