Create a sweet-smelling handkerchief sachet with herbs. Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into a bureau drawer to keep clothes or linens fresh smelling!
Many herbs can be used. We enjoy lavender for a long-lasting scent. Find dried herbs at a local garden store or market—or, grow and dry out your own herbs!
To make a simple sachet, here are the steps:
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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!
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