Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy gift idea, or simply want to freshen up your own home, you can’t go wrong with scented sachets. There are very few supplies needed to make a no-sew scented sachet, and it is an easy craft project that children can enjoy too. Here we will look at two different methods of making a pretty scented sachet.
How to make a no-sew scented sachet – Option 1
– Pinking shears
– Scrap fabric or pretty handkerchiefs
– Tacky craft glue
This easy craft project will smell great and keep dresser drawers fresh. The finished no-sew scented sachet will resemble a flat, pillow-like package. Follow the instructions below to make a scented sachet:
Select a fabric – A breathable fabric works best for this easy craft project. You can either use a vintage handkerchief to make a no-sew scented sachet, or buy inexpensive scrap fabric from your local fabric shop. You will need two pieces of fabric for each scented sachet.
Cut the fabric – Use pinking shears to cut the fabric into approximately 5″ squares. The pinking shears give the edges a decorative look. If you have scrap booking scissors that will cut into fabric, those can be substituted.
Add the potpourri – Place one piece of the fabric face down on a flat surface. Add a spoonful of potpourri to the center of the fabric.
Apply tacky craft glue – Outline the outer edge of the fabric with craft glue. Do not apply too much glue, as it will leak out of the sides if too much is applied.
Apply fabric – While the glue is fresh, apply the second piece of fabric, face up, and press down firmly. Place a heavy object on top of the scented sachet while it dries. Do not handle until dried completely.
How to make a no-sew scented sachet – Option 2
– Printed handkerchief
This is an easy craft project that will be finished in less than five minutes! The finished product will come out looking like a pouch. Follow the instructions below to make a scented sachet:
Select a handkerchief – A feminine handkerchief will work best for this easy craft project. You can either use a vintage handkerchief to make a no-sew scented sachet, or buy a new pretty one at a local discount store. You will need just one handkerchief for each scented sachet.
Add the potpourri – Place the handkerchief face down on a flat surface. Add a spoonful of potpourri to the center of the fabric.
Gather – Gather the sides of the handkerchief, pulling the fabric even on all sides. Tie off with a pretty ribbon.
Add the embellishments – Tie a few pretty beads into the ribbon and then tie into a bow.
That’s all there is to learning how to make a no-sew scented sachet! This is an easy craft project that kids can help with, and then give away as gifts.
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