Lavender Sachet Bags with Decorative Borders

Lavender Sachet Bags with Decorative Borders

A few months ago, I had a stamper ask me what she could do with her stamps besides make cards. I realized that most of our class projects lately were cards. Back when I started out as a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, I almost always added a technique and a “3D” project to our class line-up. Boy, have I gotten lazy lately!

This year, I’ve decided to  add more non-cards to classes as well as a technique now and then. So here’s one of the projects we made in February classes.

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I know I’ve mentioned before that my dad was an orchardist. We grew mostly apples, but also had peaches, cherries, plums, and other fruit trees. A few weeks ago, I saw a box of little muslin bags in Mom’s entry. When I asked what she was going to do with them, she said, “throw them out, I guess.” They are now in my craft room. They’re perfect for dozens of uses that I’ll think of. Deer like to rub their antlers on the trees or eat the branches or do other destructive things. Orchardists fill the bags with a repellant, then tie them to the branches. These are brand new; they have not been filled with deer repellant. But I couldn’t resist making some sachets for little gifts.

First, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image from the Decorative Borders Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow onto the bag. You do need to use the Stamparatus, because you’ll need to stamp several times to get the best image.

Next, I cut a piece of cardboard to fit the bag. After it was safely tucked into the bag, I colored the border image with Old Olive and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. You really need the cardboard or some other material in the bag so that the ink doesn’t bleed through the bag. Also, you want to use a very light touch when coloring, because you don’t want to saturate the fibers and have the ink bleed over the stamped lines.

I filled the bags with lavender (I used food grade, just in case I want to make lemonade or a cheesecake or something. Ha! This will never happen, but maybe one of the girls will!), tied them tightly, and now I have lovely lavender sachets for my dresser, closet or anywhere else I want. Lavender is an excellent remedy for headaches, so these are wonderful if you need to just take a minute and rest with one on your forehead.

I have several stampers (including me) with scent sensitivities. Some artificial scents cause more harm than good, so I made sure to use real lavender flowers, not just an artificial scent. Also, the lavender made a nice, soft bag that wasn’t lumpy with too many dried flower blossoms.

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Lavender Sachet Bags with Decorative Borders

  1. jackie says:

    Wow, these are wonderful. So dainty and beautiful. I didn’t know about hanging bags from trees to repel deer. Would it work for possoms?

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    • buffycooper says:

      I asked my local expert (Mom). She said it should work. Apparently, Peppermint Oil is an opossum repellent. You could put a few drops on cotton balls in the bags and tie them to the trees. It might work!


  2. So pretty, and a perfect way to re-purpose these little muslin bags!

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  3. Susan Horr says:

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the tips on coloring and stamping.

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