After recently cleaning out my closets and organizing my seasonal clothes, I thought to add a homemade lavender sachet to my drawers and storage baskets.
Making a Lovely Scented Homemade Lavender Sachet
Having collected a bunch of dried lavender blooms last Spring, this DIY project was the perfect way to use them. Fortunately, dried lavender is available at most bulk food stores and even online so they can be picked up just about anywhere for your creative and crafty needs. And with just a bit of scrap fabric, I was able to quickly make a few of these lavender scented sachets for my drawers.
With so many suggested benefits to using lavender, such as for help with treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness, why not have add some lavender to your home? In the past, my crafty sister Jane and I used lavender blooms to make this creative DIY window wreath with fragrant lavender and driftwood. The lavender has since lost it’s scent but the look of the wreath is still perfectly sweet and rustic. We also encased dried lavender in a beautiful necklace pendant with resin which would make a perfect gift for a friend’s birthday or even for mother’s day. And I’d LOVE to make some pretty lavender bath bombs as well, which I could enjoy in my newly renovated bathroom!
We recently shared this post on our journey to a more natural home with Simply Earth essential oils. It has been a lot of fun experimenting with essential oils and I’ll often add a few drops of lavender essential oil to my air diffuser. Which reminds me of a “crafting oops” I had when I made these stamped DIY herb garden markers and I absentmindedly spelled the word “lavender” wrong! Well at least I know I’ll never spell that word wrong again, LOL!
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- Dried lavender blooms, 1 cup
- White rice, 1/4 cup (optional – just to add some weight to the sachet)
- Scrap fabric, 100% cotton lightweight woven
- Sewing machine with matching thread color
- Fabric scissors
- Elastic band, small size
- Decorative ribbon
How to Make a Homemade Lavender Sachet:
Cut 2 pieces of fabric measuring 4”high x 2.5” wide.
Since I was using a lightweight woven cotton, I chose to fray all the edges instead of cutting. Simply knick the starting end with tips of scissors and pull ends apart for needed length and width.
Align the cut fabric pieces with right sides together. At the sewing machine, sew all 3 sides together leaving one short end unstitched.
Turn sewn piece right side out.
Combine 1 cup dried lavender blooms with 1/4 cup white rice in a small bowl. Mix together.
Pour mixture in to prepare sachet, filling ⅔ of the way.
Tie elastic around the top to secure and then tie a decorative bow around the elastic.
The natural scent of the lavender lasts about three month in these sachets. You can also add a drop of lavender essential oil into the mixture to heighten the scent, although it won’t necessarily make the scent last longer.
How do you like to use your scented sachets?
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