Homemade Scented Sachets
Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12, 2013 (second Sunday in May).
They say that good things come in small packages. These are definitely something that Mom would love, and they are quick and easy to make.
Scented sachets; using fabric scraps and some matching ribbon, you can make these in minutes. It’s simple, and would make a really nice gift for Mom, or any woman in your life (grandmother, sister, aunt, BFF, teacher, etc.).
I love sachets! They are pretty and smell so good. And they are easy to make. I use either potpourri, essential oils or the actual flowers, such as lavender – probably my favorite scent.
They look great in sets of two or three and tied with a ribbon. This is one that I keep in my lingerie drawer.
These are nice to place in a bathroom basket, linen closet, lingerie drawers, pillows, shoes (when you’re not wearing them), and even your car (smells better than the little hanging pine trees).
For sachets, you can use anything with a pleasant scent, such as lavender, chamomile, garden mint, jasmine, potpourri, rose buds and petals. During the Christmas season try pine needles or cinnamon.
Another nice gift idea would be to fill a basket with your choice of sachets, scented soaps, bath oil beads, reed diffuser, scented candle, incense, etc. and tie with some raffia or ribbon.
Many scents ward off pests, such as:
Moths – lavender, rosemary, vetiver, dried lemon peels, rose petals, rosemary, clove, cedar wood, mint, thyme, ginseng and sage.
Fleas – mint, cedar, citrus, pennyroyal, citronella, cedar, eucalyptus, lemongrass, rue and lavender
Flies – eucalyptus, bay leaves and cloves, basil
For the filler you can use cotton, polyfill, rice, or you can purchase the actual flowers and buds in bulk.
Flowers & Buds
Following are some bags of flowers and buds you can find at Amazon.com:
You can also use an array of Essential Oils – Click Here!
Use approx. 4 Tbsp of rice and 4 drops of essential oil for a 3″ x 3″ sachet.
Cotton balls infused with essential oil – let dry
Polyfill infused with essential oil – let dry
These are so easy, you really don’t need a tutorial, but here’s a couple that are easy to follow:
Another simple way to make sachets is to sew with raw edges showing. Pin wrong sides together, sew around three sides about 1/2″ from edge. Stuff with your favorite filler and scents, sew up the fourth side, then trim with pinking or scalloping shears. Tie two or three sachets together with ribbon.
How to make Sachets on YouTube:
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