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Make your drawers smell amazing with these super easy, no-sew DIY lavender sachets that can be made in under 10 minutes!
Growing up, my nan had a beautiful lavender garden. Situated on a steep downward slope, her front yard was framed on the left and right by gorgeous, fragrant bursts of purple and silvery green.
As you can imagine, her front yard smelled incredible.
But the inside of her house smelled even better.
See, my nan would dry the lavender from her garden and use it to make fragrant lavender sachets she placed around her home. You know how lavender is supposed to be relaxing? Well, walking in to nan’s house was like being hit in the face with a Xanax. It was great.
So today I’d like to share a really simple and quick way you can make your own fragrant lavender sachets.
How to make fragrant lavender sachets
- Bunches of dried lavender (scroll to the bottom for tips and tricks about drying lavender). Alternatively, you can buy pre-dried lavender here.
- Organza bags (buy an affordable set of 50 here and use the rest for other craft projects). You can also use muslin bags, but I have found that the scent is stronger with organza bags.
- Jute twine (optional, but cute).
- Lavender essential oil (if needed).
Are you ready for the world’s easiest tutorial? Because you’re about to get it.
Gather your dried lavender. Use your hands to pull the buds and a few leaves off the stem (you want a mixture that’s about 70 / 30 buds to leaves, give or take). Use your hands to separate the buds and rip up the leaves until you have a mixture that looks something like this:
Pop your lavender mix into your organza bag. Add a few drops of essential oil.
Use the strings on the organza bag to tie the bag closed. I added a little bit of jute twine to my bags, just to make them a little prettier.
And that’s it. All that’s left to do is shove your lavender sachet right up against your nose and inhale deeply. Because looking like an idiot sniffing a bag is half the fun.
After a few weeks, the scent will begin to fade. When this happens, gently crush the bag in your hands to release more fragrance. You can also add a dash of lavender essential oil, if you like. Eventually the scent will fade completely. When this happens, simply replace the old mix with new dried lavender.
How to dry lavender properly
If you’re totally new to drying lavender, here are a few tips to help you out:
- Pick your lavender before it’s in full bloom. This helps the dried flowers retain their beautiful fragrance.
- Pick your lavender in ideal conditions: On a dry, warmish day, after the morning dew has evaporated.
- Sort your lavender into small bunches, then use twine to tie the stems together. Tie tightly as the lavender will shrink as it dries.
- Hang your lavender upside-down in a dry, well ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
- Check on your lavender periodically. Drying times vary depending on things like humidity and temperature. Your lavender is ready to go once both the stem and the bud are dry and crunchy.
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