DIY English Lavender Linen Sachets

April 20, 2015

There's nothing sweeter than the smell of fresh lavender. Am I right? And with Summer approaching, I have some plans for the lavender bush in our backyard. Instead of just pruning the whole bush back, I have plans to do something creative with all the blossoms. Hear me out...
 
Okay, so recently, I've really fallen in love with sachets. Because what's not to love? They make your clothes and drawers smell great, you can toss one in your car for a natural air freshener, or even toss them in the dryer (up to ten times per sachet) to give your clothes a nice, light scent.
 
And they're the perfect little thing to give out for wedding favors, bridal shower favors or even baby showers!
​And so today I'm excited to share with you a DIY sachet favor idea that I know you're going to love! 
 
Here is how you can make these linen sachets: First you you will need to prune and harvest your lavender when the flowers are in bloom. If you want to maximize your harvest, you should do this during Spring, but you can also wait until Summer to harvest your lavender.

 

You should always cut your lavender a few inches above the woody growth (the woody growth is what is below the green growth). Then gather your lavender into a bunch for drying. Then, simply rubber band the bunch together and hang it upside down for 1 week to dry it out in a cool, dark and dry space. This helps the lavender scent last as long as possible. PS. Garages work great for this! 
 
Once Dry, simply de-stem your lavender. After all the buds are removed, scoop them up and place them into small white organza bags. I suggest adding a custom tag to make the linen sachets perfect for gifting.
 
Oh, and if harvesting and processing your own lavender is too involved for you (hey, not all of us have the patience for a DIY), then you can simply buy your lavender and package them like we've done above. See below for details on where you can find these cute bags and tags!  

 

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