Since we are cleaning out our closets for the 8 Week Cleaning Challenge, I thought I’d share a simple DIY project to keep your drawers and closets smelling ah-mazing: Lavender Sachets
What You Need to Make Your Own Sachets
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- Small Muslin Bags with Drawstrings (Mine were 3″ x 4″)
- Dried Lavender (or another filling of your choosing- Cedar might be great for a more masculine scent)
- Image Transfer Paper (If you’d like to add an image to the bag)
- Iron (If you’d like to add an image to the bag)
- Gift Tags (If you’d like to give some away)
How to Make Lavender Sachets
I chose to create a small graphic to iron onto my bags. I did this by making the image on my computer, printing a mirror image onto transfer paper, and ironing it onto the bag. This is completely optional, however, if you choose to add a graphic, do so prior to filling your bag.
Fill the muslin bag about 2/3-3/4 of the way full with dried lavender, or other filling of your choosing.
Pull the drawstring tight and knot it off so none of the contents spill out. If you find bags without a drawstring, you could always tie the top with twine or ribbon.
You can now toss one in a drawer, or hang it in your closet.
If you ever notice the scent start to fade, you can empty the contents of the sachet into a glass bowl and add a few drops of essential oil. Give it a good stir and add the contents back into the bag. In my case, I would add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the lavender buds. If you are using something like cedar shavings, you could grab cedarwood essential oil instead.
These lavender sachets would be great for a house-warming gift. If you want to go that route, simply tie a gift tag around the top and you’re good to go.
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This post was originally published at Clean and Scentsible on November 27, 2015.
Katie McDonnell says
Hi Erin! I am going to make 50 for my daughters baby shower. How much lavender will I need? Can you also tell me about how much you put in each bag? What do you think of using batting and lavender oil instead of the buds?