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May 10, 2018

DIY Lavender Sachets





Personally I think this makes a perfect mother's day gift but being that we're so close to mama's day I'm not sure you'll have time to dry the lavender before Sunday.  Guys, I'm so happy you're here because today I'm sharing how to make your own Lavender sachets.  These are great to have around in any room, closet or drawer and have everything smelling so good!!!

So I knew this one would be fun to make especially since I've always wanted to create my very own sachets.


I may be sharing this one a little late for Mother's Day, but its also a pretty and personal gift for any occasion such as a girl friend's birthday, a baby shower, or a bridal shower. 


These were easy to make so I hope you find these easy enough to make them yourselves.  I only spent $5 for the mini canvas drawstring bags at my local Michael's.


First thing you want to do is either cut your own or buy a bouquet of lavender or dry lavender from your local market or craft store.   I simply walked to my front yard and cut some sweet lavender flowers.  You can eyeball it like me.  My bunch made about 1/2 a cup of dried up lavender.





After I dried my flowers.  I simply slipped them off of their stems.  Don't they look pretty already? 

So that's just your first step, making sure you have the dried lavender to move on to making your mini canvas drawstring bags pretty.


This is the second best part of this DIY.  IF you want to get creative and personalize your sachets, especially if they're going to be a gift for mom or a friend.  You want to make sure you have some fresh flowers of any kind or remember to keep a fresh stem or two of Lavender for this part.

Don't mind my "pretty hammer" its been put through some good use.

You're going to be hammering the imprint of your flower stem onto the mini canvas bag.  You can hammer straight over the flower onto the bag or place another mini bag over to keep the flower in between both and you'll get two canvas bag imprints done at the same time.

Below is how they'll turn out with the lavender imprint.  For some reason the purple of the lavender doesn't transfer in purple but instead more of a brown.  So you'll have to improvise.



In this case, I could have used fabric paint.  Unfortunately I did not have some around and since I won't be washing my sachets I didn't feel it was necessary.  Plus spending more money shouldn't be necessary if you explore your options.  I always have acrylic paints around from previous projects or the kids school projects.

I pulled my red and blue acrylic paints and combined them to make purple.


I grabbed a small brush (because you should have those around too if you DIY a lot like me) and I played around with the pattern already transferred onto the mini canvas bags.  I simply enhanced the lavender flowers to stand out.

Use the flower as your guide.


The green stems transferred perfectly well, so I did not need to color those in and I actually like the faded look of the stem against the canvas drawstring bags.

I love how they turned out, and literally took minutes to dry.


Once I had both the dried lavender and my mini drawstring bags ready to go.  It was time to add 2 drops of lavender oil to my dried lavender.  The dried lavender itself smelled amazing already, but I wanted to enhance it and make sure it lasts longer since these sachets will be placed in my dresser drawers.


As you guys know I've been in advent user of Young Living oils the last few months and I have been trying to use them in multiple ways for all the right reasons and easiest of ways.  Like these sachets.

I have quite a few favorite oils and lavender is one of my top favorites.  Not to mention I pretty much love lavender anything.  If you read my previous blog post, the current cleaning products I've been using from Mrs Meyers are all Lavender scented as well.


So in love with how lovely the lavender scent enhanced after I added the drops of lavender and mixed it well.  

And if or once the sachets loose their scent, all you have to do is add another drop or two to continue using them.


Once you've mixed your lavender well, you're ready to fill your sachets.

With 1/2 a cup of dried lavender, it was enough to fill 2 mini canvas drawstring bags.



A quick recap of the things you'll need.

Fresh lavender (for drying)
Extra Fresh stems of lavender
Mini canvas drawstring bags
Hammer
Acrylic or Fabric paint
Mini angled paint brush
Lavender essential oil


I really love how these turned out and I'm already putting them to good use.  I will definitely be making more of these and putting them in every drawer in the house probably.

I hope you find these easy enough to make.  Not to mention super fun.  And like always let me know your thoughts in the comments.




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1 comment :

  1. I love the smell of lavender and this is such an excellent idea! Such a great idea for gifts! So glad you joined our first Link Up!

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