Spring is here at last! That means light jackets, longer days, flowers and... spring cleaning (ugh). As much as I'd rather be outside enjoying the sun, I'm trying to do my grandmother proud and be very thorough in my cleaning this year. So I'm sharing a little trick of hers to help freshen up a totally neglected space—our dresser drawers!
My grandmother's dresser drawers always had a dried flower sachet tucked among the blouses and stockings. Anytime she pulled out an item to wear, a little whiff of flowers filled the room. Today I'll show you how to make a modern no-sew lavender eucalyptus sachet so you can enjoy the scent of spring (even if the weather hasn't quite caught up to the calendar). Bonus—they're super easy to make and would make an adorable hostess gift!
How to make a modern no-sew lavender eucalyptus sachet:
Plain cotton or linen fabric
Pinking shears (optional)
1. Make sure that your fabric is wrinkle free (if not, give it a quick iron). Also take a moment to protect your work surface with newspaper or another covering.
2. Place two pieces of fabric together with the right side facing outwards. Cut the fabric into squares (add about 1/4 inch all the way around for the seam).
3. If you have pinking shears, use them to trim the edges of the fabric squares to prevent them from fraying. If you don't have pinking shears, you can also fringe the edges of the fabric using this method. Since the sachet is not going to be worn or washed, you don't need to worry about a perfectly fray-free seam.
4. Open the two pieces of fabric so you can stuff them with lavender and eucalyptus, kind of like stuffing homemade ravioli. (I've never in my life made ravioli but I imagine this is close.) Place a pile of dried lavender and cut eucalyptus leaves in the center of one piece of the fabric.
5. Run a thin bead of fabric glue all around the edge of one piece of fabric.
6. Place the other piece of fabric on top and use your fingers to seal the edges of the ravioli-sachet. Allow to dry and then enjoy your sweet-smelling sachet!
What other spring cleaning hacks are you doing this year?