Add a special fragrant touch to your crafts by incorporating potpourri and essential oils. This is a guide about crafts using potpourri.
Whether you make one for a linen drawer or to hang in her car it is sure to please. The big decision will be how many to make for yourself.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Lay both doilies wrong sides together, pin at each point.
By Ann from Loup City
I have about 20 bags of potpourri and I was wondering if anyone has any idea what I can do with them for crafting? I plan on using some of them for firestarters (stuffing paper toilet and paper towel rolls with potpourri and pouring wax into it and hardening, then I'll cut them into small discs and use them when I need to make a fire for my fireplace).
I have so much that I don't know what to do with them. Can someone please give me some good ideas about what I can do with them? I'm not really interested in their smell too much so I'm not looking to make wreaths or gifts out of them. I might make a few hobo stoves with them as well, but need other ideas. Please help.
You would need some wide lace, about 2-3" in diameter. Then some scrap ribbon and a rose or other embellishments.
Simply measure out 6" or so of the lace, fold in half and sew up the sides, and crush the potpourri before you spoon some in. Then, gather the top 1/3 and decorate with your ribbon and such.
This little hanger is great for closets, bathrooms, or cars. It's also easy and cheap to make for gifts or that local bazaar you might want to set up a table at.
This is a simple sewing project that is great for gifts, and many can be made in under an hour.
By starchild from Lamoille County, VT
Editor's Note: This would also be a good Mother's Day gift.
With two Dollar Tree doilies, both the same color but one smaller than the other, you can make a nice sachet to hang on the wall!
Approximate Time: 1 Hour
Just like Sandra Lee cooks semi homemade, you can make things with the help of semi commercial made, too.
You can take two Dollar Tree doilies, one larger and one smaller, and sandwich some potpourri for a nice sachet in between.
Crochet an alternate color around the edges with a chain 5 and sl st (slip stitch) in each stitch from the doily's edge.
Make a matching flower for the center. Chain 5, join for a circle. Make 10 single crochets in it, join.
Chain 4, and make 4 DC's in 1st chain from hook. This is petal 1, and you sl st it to the 2nd of the 10 stitches. Repeat that four times, for a five petal flower. Fasten and break off, working in tail.
Put the same color ribbons as the flower and edges in one or two bows, and sew them to the center of the doily.
Either sew or hot glue the flower you just made to the center on top of the ribbons. I put a small satin flower on top of the one I made, but that is optional.
For the sachet, cut a circle about 1/2 inch larger than the center back (smaller) doily. Sew that with the doily color thread about 3/4 of the way around, then fill with potpourri. Don't over stuff it, or your sachet will not hang properly. Finish sealing it.
Place the lace face up on the back of the doily, and stitch it to what ever parts of the doily it sets on.
This will make your smaller doily match the color and pretty much the pattern of the larger one, looking nicer than the lace.
Hang up in a bathroom or kitchen, and enjoy the wonderful scents!!
By Sandi from Yorktown, VA
Thank you Sandi, great idea, very creative. Think I'll try one, but instead of putting potpourri in it, I'm going to put in a bar of Tone (original) soap. I love that fragrance, and it'll work if I can find the right size doilies.
Thank you again. Julia in Boca Raton, FL (03/01/2010)
Great idea! Anything that smells is great. Then you can change it when the scent is gone. You sure we aren't sisters?