Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lavender Bird Themed Gift Sachets

I created these Lavender Sachets as Christmas presents for a few sweet friends and at the same time I made sure I had enough to give away as donations to raise money for Sherbrooke Home...the place where we have our bi-monthy Rug Hooking meetings. This was a fun project so I thought I would share it with you.


1. Print out your favorite images onto photo fabric... I use the postcard sized template which allowed me to print two photos on one fabric sheet.
2. Pick a fabric backing for your sachet... I used a bird themed complementary colored fabric. With right sides together sew the two pieces of fabric together...don't forget to leave an opening in the top to pour your Lavender buds into. Cut out sachet leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
3. Turn sachet right side out & press with your iron.
4. Measure out your Lavender...using a paper cone I poured about 1.5 ounces of lavender into each sachet.
5. Hand stitch top opening closed.
6. I used clear cellophane bags to wrap my sachets. Twisting both ends & then tying them off with decorative fabric ribbon.
7. Last but not least I went into Publisher & printed out some MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU BY SUSAN tags which I printed out on Sticker label paper...cut them out with decorative edge scissors & apply them to the front of the sachet packaging.
8. Make sure you nibble on some of those Christmas cookies while you work...

You can visit the Graphics Fairy for these bird inspired images...thank-you Graphics Fairy!
I purchased my lavender buds from here...Aquarius Aromatherapy & Soap Inc.
Cellophane bags, ribbon & photo transfer fabric from Micheal's Craft Store
Label paper from Staples

Wishing you all the best for a New Year filled with Creativity.
Warmly, Susan

8 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

This would be wonderful to tuck into a Sweater Drawer!
Debbie

Sharon said...

Susan,

I love your blog and your mice. When will you have more items for sale?

Cheryl said...

So clever! I like the gift tag idea--elegant but simple.

Jeri Landers said...

Very Beautiful and sweet scented gifts. I believe I may make a few!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The lavender got my attention! Looks like something I would enjoy making! Thanks! Happy holidays! ♥

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Susan, these are so GORGEOUS!!! I love the look...and the thoughtfulness!!! Such wonderful little gifts to send to someone to let them know you love them ~ Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!! hugs and love, Dawn

Penelope's Beehive said...

I have newly stumbled upon your blog...it is absolutely magical! Your wee creatures are truly delightful, and the lavender sachets lovely. I shall pop back for another visit ever so soon.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Michelle May said...

Love them! The perfect little giftie for wonderful friends.
xx, shell

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