Lavender is one of my favorite scents. I have several lavender bushes–one in the front yard and one in the back. The photo above is of my backyard bush. I started making lavender sachets because I didn’t want all that wonderfully–scented lavender to go to waste! The sachets are so easy to make, too. Start out by clipping a bunch of stems from your lavender bush. Lay these stems out on a flat surface, like a tray, and spread them out to try. You can let them dry outside or inside. You’ll need to give them at least a few days to dry.
When the lavender has fully dried, you can easily remove the lavender buds by rubbing them off the stems. Remove the buds from all the stems, and make a little mound with all the buds (the lavender smells so good when you’re rubbing them off the stems!).
Then all you need to do is fill pretty little pouches with your lavender buds. If you don’t have your own lavender bush, you can buy lavender buds at some craft stores or you can purchase them online.
I bought these pretty drawstring pouches at Wal-Mart in their craft section; you should be able to find pre-made pouches at your local craft store, too. Instead of pouches, you could also cut squares of thin material, place a mound of lavender buds in the center of the square, and then gather up the sides and tie with a bow.
These sachets are nice to use in dresser drawers to keep things smelling fresh, and you can also hang them in closets, using the ends of your drawstring ties or ribbons to loop or tie around a hanger. They make great little gifts, too! You can also attach one to an already-wrapped gift as an added adornment.
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I love the smell of lavender.
Oh, I love lavender!!! Now, I have to see if I can grow some in my garden–wow! Thank you so much for this great idea…and thank you for showing us your Creative Spirit….at the end of the challenge Miss Creative Spirit for August will be randomly chosen!
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I love lavender, too~ I’ll have to see if it will grow here in our harsh climate! Thanks for sharing~ just hopped over from the Creative Spirit party!
Those are lovely. Lavender is such a beautiful fragrance.
Thank you for sharing,
Patti @ Fill My Cup with Beauty
Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I can almost smell the lavender! Very pretty!
I love Lavendar! I tried to grow some from seed this year but it didn’t come up. Gotta research this some more and see what I can do to get some to grow here.
This is such a nice idea, I love lavender and always have some aorund my house. Thank you for sharing this.
I just love the idea of lavendar satchets as an embelishment on a gift. Thanks so much for linking to the Pretty Packages Party.
Have a wonderful week!
I love lavender but I have shied away from trying to grow it. Maybe I will give it a try. It would be nice to have fresh lavender at my disposal when I wanted it!
It is really nice having fresh lavender! Lavender plants like full sun, so if you decide to plant one, you’ll want a nice sunny spot!
Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party 🙂