Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 yards of lace = 9 bags
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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.
I make my own sachets. They don't last for months like the old timey ones did. I'll settle for a few weeks. I buy tiny plastic bags from Walmart. I use them for storing seed. I saturate the tips of a couple of swabs with my earthy Aqua Velva and put them into the bags, making sure they're sealed well.
These sweet scented ornaments are great for decorating the tree or for giving as gifts. They are also great bazaar sellers.
These fragrant and easy to make sachets can be hung in your closet, put in your drawer, or displayed in an area that needs a little scent to it. All of these items were recycled from other projects.
I don't like to buy all of the expensive softeners and perfumes to make my linens smell good because they don't smell natural. It's almost always chemical.
I recommend growing lavender, mint, thyme, rosemary, and other herbs. When you harvest, cut extra to give to friend or make your own sachets or potpourri.
Sweetly scented of spring, these sachets filled with lavender and tied with a ribbon are lovely to slip into a drawer for freshly scented linen or lingerie.
I love the magazines with perfume samples. I make little sachets out of them by transferring the lovely scent onto small squares of tissue. I then put those scented squares into a crocheted bag. After scrunching the sachet, it smells so nice. I like keeping the samples of perfumes for as long as possible ;)
This is a simple sewing project that is great for gifts, and many can be made in under an hour. I made these as gifts for Valentines Day, and I am still getting compliments. It's a nice way to start the day with rose scented clothes! Enjoy!
In the spring, I cut large bunches of lilacs. I hang them in a walk-in closet upside down for drying. While they dry, I stitch small pouches (from scrap cloth) and add ribbons for hanging.
Today I harvested my lavender and put together about a dozen pieces in each bunch and tied them together with a piece of string and hung them in my garage to dry well. I will then remove the little pieces and use them in small pieces of cloth that I will sew into little pillows.
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I would love to make some sachets for gifts, but do not know what to fill them with. Can anyone help?
You can fill them either totally with potpourri (either store bought or home made), or partially with pillow stuffing and potpourri. It helps if you can add a few drops of the scented oil to go along with the potpourri, to help the scent last longer.
We did this one year with an old family wedding gown that was shredding, and used the good parts of the satin and lace, giving one to each female family member.
You can make drawer sachets by placing a tablespoon or so of your favorite dry laundry powder in a coffee filter and using a twist tie to keep it closed. Place in your dresser drawers for lightly scented clothing.
Ribbon woven through a felt heart helps you create these beautiful handmade sachets. This is a page about woven felt sachet heart.
This page is about making soap sachets. Small pieces of soap can be useful to make sachets.