Lavender Drawer Sachets DIY. Thank you Jes for another lovely printable!
When I was at the farm I picked lavender with this project in mind. Mum has two types of lavender and one bush was just covered in flowers. It was lovely to be in the sun picking away...
I ended up with two large bunches. The scent was really strong. It scented my car on the way home and the house ever since.
At home I hung it upside down to dry on my ladder next to the kitchen.
After a couple of weeks I took a bunch down and sat with scissors and cut it up into coarse pieces. Wow! This released so much scent! To this chopped up mix of leaves, stems and flowers, I added a few drops of lavender oil.
Chloe printed the sachets for me. You can re size these to be any size you would like. I found them slightly easier to assemble by cutting them out with an extra margin for the tabs that you fold over and glue. The extra turn down was easier for me.
They are so simple, just fold along the lines and glue.
I was worried about the oil staining the paper so I used small envelopes folded over to be the right size and put the lavender in these. Then I wrapped a strip of greaseproof paper around them. This make them oil proof. (but not scent proof) These little pillows went into the sachets and this worked. Lots of scent but no oil marks on the paper.
Each one then went into a cellophane bag which I tied with a bow.
Done! I am still making these but made a dozen so far.
The back has a verse...
I plan to include these in a lot of gifts and they can be mailed in a card also which is handy. Plus add them to my blanket box, drawers and linen press.
Mum's other lavender bush is gigantic and I think it will be flowering next time I am there so I can pick more bunches. Even hanging up drying they look and smell lovely in the house.
Jes has a range of free things to print such as Peter Rabbit seed packets! So sweet. Also labels for your pantry and other things.
Paper crafts are amazing. You can make things that are so expensive in the shops for very little.
If you get started now there is still time to make all your Christmas presents!
Have a lovely week. I have heaps to do (or hope to do!)