DIY - Lavender Scented Sachets | homify

DIY - Lavender Scented Sachets

Kai-En C. - homify

Materials

  • Lavender
  • Container or Jar (i.e. old jam container)
  • Thin printed craft paper
  • Cup
  • Sewing machine with sewing thread in matching colours
  • Scissors, ruler and pen
  • Punches (diameter 3 to 5,5 cm)
  • Tea bag filter

Description

I visited the Provence last summer and the memories still pop up in my mind every now and then. The landscape with all of its great colours and plants is like a dream! And the best of all is the smell of lavender along with the beautiful purple fields. This is how the next DIY idea came about: Lavender scented sachets.
Cost
1 hourDifficultyEasy

Step 1:

The first thing you need for your homemade scented sachets are lavender flowers, which you bind to small bouquets and hang somewhere to dry. It takes about 2 weeks for the lavender to dry completely.

Step 2:

After about 2 weeks the flowers should start to crumble off, which means they are ready to be harvested. The easiest way to remove them is by stripping them off with your fingers. After doing so, fill the lavender flowers into a closed container to keep them fresh.

Step 3:

Next you take some (flower) printed craft paper and put 2 layers on top of each other (the motifs being on the outside). Use a cup and a pen to draw two equal semi-circles on each of the two opposite sides. Then draw a straight line of 5 cm with the pen and ruler to connect the two long sides. At the end, the long side should be about 12.5 cm long and the narrow side 9 cm wide.

Step 4:

Now take the scissors and cut out the circles. Next, with the two layers of paper lying on top of each other, use the circle punch to punch a 3 to 3.5 cm wide hole at the top of the two pieces of paper..

Step 5:

You are almost done. All you have to do is to sew the edges of the two layers of paper. I recommend you to use a sewing machine for this. Set a larger stitch length of 3 to 4.

Step 6:

Once you’re done with the sewing, you can focus on adding the lavender. Fill a teabag filter with the dried lavender and close it by folding it at the top. If your bag is too long, you can simply cut off some bit off the top. Now squeeze the lavender bag through the punched hole in your sachet, and you're done! In case the intensity of the smell decreases, you can refill it with the stored lavender flowers. Have fun!

Step 7:

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