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Fresh Lavender Sachet Made From a Vintage Doily

How to Make a No-Sew Lavender Sachet

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Lavender is an amazingly versatile flower that has so many benefits. I find that when I use it right before bedtime to spray on my sheets, I tend to sleep a little better.

I also enjoy it around the house and especially in my lingerie drawers but for me, that just means it’s in with my socks, undies, and bras. Nothing fancy! 

Lavender Sachet Made from a Vintage Doily

Lavender sachets are one of the easiest ways to enjoy the enchanting aroma of lavender. 

I used to stitch up sachets to give as gifts but for the last few years, time has been a luxury so now I just use vintage doilies and a pretty ribbon to make sachets for myself and to give as gifts. 

Vintage Linens

One of my loves is vintage linens.

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 gift that takes only minutes to make this is it.

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} and if you’re like that, too, then you’ll love this easy craft.

How To Make a No-Sew Lavender Sachet


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 it ~ 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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I crafted this specifically with Mother’s Day in mind but this would be a wonderful homemade gift to give year-round!

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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