Friday, January 8, 2010

Lavender Burlap Sachets



For Christmas, I made burlap sachets filled with our French Lavender. My first "batch" turned out great but I wanted more of a jute colored burlap instead of the lighter version above.

See the difference? Either way, they both smell amazing!

We planted over 200 French Lavender of the "Grosso" variety this time last year. This is how they looked by June. We harvested too late in August, but the perfume was still super strong.

The lavender sat in our garage for four months! The perfume never faded though.


Eventually, I found these burlap pouches on Ebay and remembered the fleur-de-lis stamp from my scrapbooking days and voila; a lavender filled sachet!

I was so proud of the first batch, so I ordered more from the same Ebay company. The second set of pouches were the color of burlap. We filled 4 dozen bags all together and still only used one bunch of lavender!

Don't you think these look better?
Whatever, it was fun making them and I enjoy the lavender scent which is so incredibly strong.



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9 comments:

Linda said...

I have lots of lavender and burlap...maybe I should get busy making some little sachets. Hope you have a FUN weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Who would not love to receive a wonderful gift like that. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia said...

What a great idea..I love the burlap bags...the aroma of the lavendar can escape! Wonderful idea and gifts! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

dorla said...

Thank you very much for your kind words (and an excellent blog post)!
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Carrie said...

What a wonderful gift. Love the smell of lavender.

The-Countrypolitan said...

Very nicely composed... I personally like the light colored sachet bags the best...

Cathy said...

What a beautiful gift...love the burlap!!!

I am off to visit your Etsy shop!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Delores,
It was so GREAT to meet you today. What a great vitit. Thank you...Thank you...Thank you so much for making the trip to my BARN SALE.
I just love the lavender bags...both colors are great, but I like the dark the best.
BIG HUGS...Cathleen

shella said...

Great stuff! So inspiring.

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