How to make easy DIY sachets with lavender from your garden. These are a fantastic way to keep clothes smelling fresh, and make great gifts!
Last year, I decided to harvest my lavender plant for the first time. While I’ve grown lavender before, I enjoyed it in the garden- not in my home. As I delve further into homesteading and gardening, I have grown more interested in how to use what I grow. It cuts down on waste and it is a challenge to find new and creative uses for items.
This post contains affiliate links which may earn me commissions should you click through them and take certain actions. As an affiliate for Amazon and other sites, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please DIY carefully. View my full legal disclosures here.
Please read the whole post so you don’t miss any important information!
If you’re making these with lavender from your garden, rather than buying dried lavender, make sure to check out my tutorial on how to dry lavender. I used dried lavender leaves rather than dried flowers; they work and it’s a great way to use the “whole” plant (don’t cut the woody part of the stem).
What are Sachets?
Sachets are simply small bags that are filled with scented herbs, such as lavender. They can be used in drawers or closets to help keep clothing smelling fresh and to ward off insects.
You can use them in:
- Drawers with linens, underwear, and socks
- Packed boxes
- Bins of stored fabric (if you sew like I do)
My kids and I both like to keep these lavender sachets beside our computers and scrunch them up to sniff occasionally. While the lavender is reported to have calming effects, we do it simply because we love the smell.
How to Make DIY Sachets
Here’s how to make your own sachets. I added iron on vinyl with short inspirational sayings to the top of mine. These are PERFECT for gifts (and I should have made 5x as many).
Please share and pin this post! If you make this project, share it in our Stuff Mama Makes Facebook Group in order to enter to win our monthly giveaway. You can also tag me on Instagram @doityourselfdanielle; I love seeing everything you make!