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These Easy Lavender Sachets are What Every Drawer Needs!

After recently cleaning out my closets and organizing my seasonal clothes, I thought to add scented sachets to my drawers and storage baskets. Learn how to make your own lavender sachets to freshen up your home.

Two finished lavender sachets on a white cloth surface with a rustic basket in the background.

How to Dry Lavender

Lavender is one of our favorite herbs to craft with because it’s easy to harvest and dry at home.

The simplest way to dry lavender is to collect the individual stems with the flowers, bundle them together and hang them to dry upside down. Be sure to hang them in a dry are with good air flow, out of the direct sunlight.

Lavender is most fragrant when it’s blooming, so be sure to harvest the stems while the flowers are in full bloom or shortly thereafter. You and definitely dry the lavender after it has bloomed – it won’t look as nice though, so you’ll likely want ot just collect the lavender buds.

Bunches of fresh lavender ready to be dried.

And don’t neglect the leaves! They’re also very fragrant even after the blooms have passed. In a pinch, you can dry some of the leaves and crush them (coarsely) to use in your lavender sachet.

If you don’t have your own lavender growing, not to worry! Fortunately, dried lavender is available at most bulk food stores and even online (this Etsy shop is great).

Why Use Lavender for Making Scented Sachets

In addition to smelling amazing, lavender is thought to have a number of health benefits including reducing anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. It may also help with reducing blood pressure, heart rate and improving sleep.

Overhead view of two finished smell bags. The sachets are tied off with pieces of braided teal embroidery floss.

Making a Lovely Scented Lavender Sachets

Having collected a bunch of lavender blooms last Spring, this easy DIY project seemed the perfect way to use them.

Materials Needed:

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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
Supplies needed to make the scented sachets with dried lavender.

How to Make a Homemade Lavender Sachet:

Cut 2 pieces of fabric measuring 4”high x 2.5” wide.

Two pieces of white fabric with large black polk-a-dots cut to size for the craft.

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. The rice helps to absorb moisture to keep the lavender fresh longer. It also provides added weight to the sachet.

Mix together.

Mixing together lavender and rice in a small white bowl.

Pour mixture in to prepare sachet, filling ⅔ of the way.

Placing a spoonfull of lavender and rice mixture into the cloth bag.


Tie elastic around the top to secure and then tie a decorative bow around the elastic. Although you can sew the lavender sachet closed, this technique let’s you replace the lavender buds after a few months.

How to Use Scented Sachets

  • Scented sachets are a great addition to any small enclosed space to keep them smelling fresh and odor free. They’re also thought to repel insects and some can help to reduce mold and fungus from setting in to your closets and drawers.
  • Lavender itself may help to improve sleep and has a calming effect. So keep a sachet on your nightstand and give it a little shake before bed. I have one in my home office desk drawer for whenever I need a moment of destressing!
  • Since these simple sachets are a great way to use up lavender and fabric scraps, make a bunch to give as gifts to friends and family.

The natural scent of the lavender lasts about three month in these sachets. You can “reactive” the smell by gently scrunching and shaking around the sachet. 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.

Two finished scented sachets with farmhouse style decorative elements in the background including baskets and linens.

How do you like to use your scented sachets?

Additional Crafting Ideas Using Lavender

In the past, my crafty sister Jane and I used lavender blooms to make this creative DIY driftwood and lavender wreath. 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.

DIY lavender resin pendants. How to make resin pendants. DIY jewelry idea.
Lavender Resin Pendants

And I’d LOVE to make some pretty lavender bath bombs as well, which I could enjoy in my newly renovated bathroom! I’ll also add in there our new mason jar candles with lavender.

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!

Clay pots with various herbs and handmade her garden markers placed within.

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Collage of images including completed lavender sachets as well as the supplies needed to make them.

Easy Lavender Sachets

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Learn how to make your own lavender sachets to freshen up your home.
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Materials
  

  • 1 cup Dried lavender blooms
  • 1/4 cup White rice 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

Instructions
 

  • Cut 2 pieces of fabric measuring 4”high x 2.5” wide.
  • 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.
  • 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
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