With two weeks until Christmas I've been in full swing with holiday preparations. I thought I would share a holiday gift that I made for some friends and family last year.
At the end of the summer I had huge quantities of sage left in my garden. I didn't want it to go to waste so I harvested it and dried it by hanging it upside down in a dry location using twine.
To turn the dried leaves into hand rubbed sage powder I placed the leaves in mesh colander with a bowl underneath. Using my fingertips I rubbed the leaves through the collander which turned it into a fine, fluffy powder.
For storage I found cute plastic containers at Target and filled them with the hand rubbed sage.
To make the labels I used a picture of sage from my garden as a background. I added "sage" and "from Lisa's garden" using word art and then printed it out of matte photo paper. I trimmed the prints into circles and attached the labels to the containers with craft glue.
The sage containers went over well with the recipients and it turned out to be a great way to use up my over abundant supply of sage before the frost set in.