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Seasonal Crafts: How to Make Sachets

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If you have herb gardens or a nearby farmer's market, collect herbs at their prime to create a sweet-smeling handkerchief sachet!

We enjoy lavender for a long-lasting scent. If you grow your own, pick it when it's in flower and let it dry; or, buy dried lavender from your local herb garden or health food shop.

To make a simple sachet, here are the steps:

  1. Spread out and iron a gaily colored antique handkerchief. (These are easy to find at thrift stores and antiques shops, often selling for under $1.)
  2. Fold the handkerchief in half, right sides together, and sew up two adjacent sides (leaving one short side open), as if you were making a little pillowcase.
  3. Turn it right side out, fill it with dried lavender to within two inches of the top, and tie it tightly with a brightly colored ribbon.

Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into a bureau drawer to keep clothes or linens fresh smelling!

Enjoy.

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This is such a nice easy

By Donna Fletcher

This is such a nice easy craft to do with my granddaughters, I'm going to try this this year.

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