Video and Instruction showing how to make Scented Sachets. These handmade sachets make a lovely gift and can be ‘personalized’ with the recipient’s hair and eye color.
And honestly, I was beginning to think she had given up on me because it has been quite some time since she has made an appearance.
But, she is BACK and I am so very glad because she is the one who prompted me to make these Lavender Scented Sachets!
So, what is a Sachet? Well, for this purpose, a sachet is a small bag containing potpourri or herbs meant to add fragrance to closets or drawers. But…in the U.K. a sachet is often a small packet of a single-use type thing, like a sugar sachet or a shampoo sachet. There is your fun fact for the day!
It all started when I made these Buckwheat and Lavender filled, Microwavable Neck Wraps. Working with lavender and having it in these neck wraps reminded me of just how delightful and soothing the fragrance of lavender is. My Kismet Angel nudged me into thinking of making lavender sachets, but then really doubled down with the red toile!
You see when we moved in June I decided it was time to retire a red toile bed skirt from the guest room. I am embarrassed to tell you how old this bed skirt is, and truthfully, I really don’t know. But suffice it to say that it is at least 35+ years old. It is bleached out in spots from the sun and yellowed in spots from age, but much of it is still in good condition.
And because I really do ❤❤❤ red toile, I was having a hard time getting rid of it, so it sat on the steps of my garage, causing all sorts of tripping risks, since June until I mustered the gumption to donate it somewhere. But…clearly my kismet angel was interceding on my behalf because…well, I never mustered that gumption and it sat there.
Recently, after the idea of the scented sachets was firmly planted in my brain, I was dodging past the bed skirt and BAM…it hit me! The toile would be the perfect fabric for these sachets.
I rescued it from the steps, cut it into circles…avoiding the bleached and yellowed areas…and set to making these handmade sachets!
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If you get an assembly line thing going where you paint the heads and while they are drying cut and hem your fabric, you could easily make a good number of these sweet, scented sachets in no time flat. Think they may end up in some stockings this Christmas!
In fact, I am going to add these sweet little drawer sachets to my ever-expanding list of Handmade Gift Ideas. Pop over to see the rest of the DIY Gift Ideas.
Lavender buds will hold their fragrance for up to 20 years! If you start noticing the fragrance fading, rub the scented sachet between your hands to release the oils.
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Check these so adorable sachets our friend Lori made up for her friends and family.