Sunday, November 18, 2012

Handmade Holidays - Lavender Sachet {The Twinery}

Have you heard about the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop that is going on? 
If not, be sure to head on over to The Twinery's blog to get the details.
{You won't want to miss it - The Twinery is giving away 3 SPOOLS of twine (winners choice) - a $48 value!}

Today I wanted to share with you a fun way to create a beautiful handmade lavender sachet.
I started by taking an ordinary cotton muslin bag and swapping out that boring tie string with some of The Twinery's fabulous Ocean twine.
It was simple to do but it gives it an extra special touch!
To swap out the string I just tied the end of my Ocean twine on to the bag's tie string (while it was still threaded through the top of the bag).
I pulled the tie string to pull it out of the bag, but as I was doing that it was also bringing the twine in and threading it for me. So easy!
I added a bit of color to the bag with mists and then stamped a sentiment onto the bag.
After the bag was decorated (and dry) I took about a 1/2 cup of dried lavender buds and put them in the bag.
I tightened up the top of the bag and added a tag (created from a Fiskars XXL Lever Punch) and voilà!
Easy handmade gift for the holidays (or any other time).
Tip: If you use products that are permanent to embellish your bag you can also use it (without the paper tag) as a homemade lavender dryer bag.

Thanks for stopping by today - and happy holidays!

Twine: The Twinery (Ocean); 

Bag: Celestial Gifts (4x6 Cotton Muslin);
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp (Vintage Chic); 
Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Ornaments);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black); 

Mists: Ranger (Turquoise); Studio Calico (Bluegrass);
Tools: Fiskars (Tag - 
XXL Lever Punch, Scissors);


TracyM #6773 said...

What a lovely gift idea Tifany - the stamping & twine are a great way to make them look extra special!!!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! The bag is lovely!

Tracey said...

THis would be a great gift! Lovely project!

PamSpradlin said...

How cute is this...and it does look easy for those quick gifts that you just need on hand. I was thinking also of filling some with evergreen scent for all those fake trees out there. They would make a cute ornament also.

Ashley Bores said...

Great idea Tifany! I love that you switched out the string on your bag! The Twinery twine definitely adds a great extra touch. :)

remonstrance said...

charming! <3 it

Beatrice Lawson said...

I have made sachets before but never stamped one. Sweet idea.

Katina said...

Cute sachet, and I love the suggestion of using permanent inks so you can use it in the dryer!

Becky Dunham said...

Love this idea Tifany! Such a cute gift and never thought about making dryer bags before - that is great! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

cute idea and the tip of attaching the string to the twine to rethread the bag is great.

WandaH said...

I think giving useful gifts is very thoughtful. Great idea, thank you for the dryer tip.

artjunkie2 said...

Lovely gift idea!

Sue D said...

Lovely gift idea!

Beth Hillier said...

Sweet little gift. I am always looking for small gift ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

what a lovely idea i even have a great big bag of lavender thanks
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