Fresh Lavender Sachet Made From a Vintage Doily

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Lavender Sachet Made from a Vintage Doily

One of my loves is vintage linens and lavender.  When I was growing up my Grandma’s drawers always smelled fresh and wonderful.  I’m not sure if she used sachets but I seem to remember little paper packages in each drawer that I believe contained a scented powder of some sort.  Grandma also had drawers and drawers of linens.  I think that must have been when I first was drawn to linens and fresh aromas….who knows!  

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In any case if you are looking for a small tuck-in gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day this takes only minutes to make and no sewing is required.  I like that there is no sewing because I can’t bring myself to cut up or alter vintage linens in any way {unless, of course, they’re full of holes and it’s a salvage procedure}.


Vintage doily ~ round in shape with a tatted edge

thin ribbon 

fresh lavender

lavender essential oil if desired but keep in mind that this may leave a stain on the doily

1.  Iron your doily but do not starch ~ you want it to be smooth but not crisp.


2.  Run your ribbon through the tatting at the bottom-most openings that butt up to the fabric center of your doily.

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3.  Inset fresh lavender into the center of the doily.  If using essential oil add a few drops to the center of your lavender.

4.  Draw up your edges and pull the ribbon snugly and tie into a bow.

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You can add a fresh lavender plant to your gift package so that Mom can enjoy fresh lavender throughout the summer.

This would be a perfect gift for Mom ~ they love homemade gifts from their kids no matter how old their kids may be!

I’ve joined a few of my blog friends for a Mother’s Day Blog Hop ~ be sure to check out their homemade goodies for some more Mother’s Day gift ideas ~ if you put all of our ideas together you’ll have a wonderful gift package for Mom.


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    Karen Wolff says

    great idea! Do you grow your own lavender or where do you get yours and is it dried first?

    Thank you!

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      Thank you, Karen! I do grow my own lavender but I haven’t harvested it in years. The lavender for this sachet was purchased from a local antique store that sells fresh lavender and the lavender is dried first.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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        Karen says

        ooo, I wish I had one of those (stores)locally :) I bet they have alot of great “girly” things!

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    THese are so pretty! I love lavender, we have a lot growing in our yard. Your grandma sounds like mine, her drawers in the dresser always smelled amazing!!!

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      Thanks so much, Kristin! I want to be a grandma like yours and mine giving the grandkids sweet memories for the years ahead. *hugs*

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      Thank you, Heather! I can’t wait to see what you make with your lavender. Years ago I used to do all sorts of crafty things with mine…then it stopped ~ I need to start again. Maybe we can encourage each other. :)

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    Hi Mary Beth! What a wonderful, thoughtful, USEFUL idea for Mother’s Day. Think my three boys will make me these this year?!? Ha! Gorgeous pictures and such an original idea! Thank you for linking up at Cook It! Craft It! Share It! this week, too! We really appreciate your support, and I was just thrilled to see some of your projects linked up! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Katie´s last blog post ..You Are My Sunshine Pillow {Anthro Knock Off #6}

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      Hi Katie,

      Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment! I am glad I saw your party and could join. Much success to you and your cohostesses.

      hugs, Mary Beth

      p.s. I have three boys as well…..the chance of them making something like this for me is nonexistent!