I made lavender sachet bags this last week and they are seriously the most heavenly smelling project ever.
This DIY project was great for a couple of reasons.
- They freshen up almost anything, in our case it was the 90+ year old dresser we bought at the thrift store.
- Very inexpensive; I only paid for the muslin bags
- I used the dehydrator to dry my lavender which meant 2-4 hours versus weeks of hanging the lavender.
What you need:
- Dried lavender
- Acrylic paints (optional)
- Sponges or paint brushes
- Muslin bags, can be found in the wedding section at Michaels or on Amazon (25 count & 100 count)
- Using scissors remove stalks of lavender from the plant.
- Remove any remaining stem and place on a dehydrator tray fitted with the mesh and teflex sheet
- Dehydrate at 110F for 2-4 hours or until lavender is dry—this will also ‘freshen’ your house at the same time – May also be bundled together and hung upside down in a dry area for 2-3 weeks or until dry
- While the lavender is dehydrating decorate—or don’t—the muslin bags
- Remove lavender and break into a bowl or leave on the ‘pod’ as is – either way is fine
- When paint is dry, fill the bags with lavender buds or ‘pods’ until full
- Pull the muslin drawstring tight and secure with a simple knot
- Freshen up drawers, closets, etc or give away to friends!
You get to learn from my kinda mistakes, I left the stem on – you shouldn’t – they take up extra space and get tangled with other stems and I realized that the teflex sheet would be perfect to catch any pieces that fall off.
There are countless ways the bags could be decorated. Be creative.
What ways do you use fresh lavender? I would love to try it in cooking next!