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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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Sunday 11th of May 2014

Such a sweet, thoughtful gift, Mary Beth. Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. I hope you'll be back with more great posts this week. Blessings, Nici

Maryann @ Domestically Speaking

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Mary Beth that must smell heavenly! I adore lavender. What a sweet gift idea.

Mary Beth

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

Thank you, Maryann! Lavender is one of my favorite scents in any form.

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Friday 2nd of May 2014

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Friday 2nd of May 2014

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! XO, Katie

Mary Beth

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

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!


Friday 2nd of May 2014

I'm going to plant lavender now!!! Love this idea and so clever to wrap it in a doily! LOVE!

Mary Beth

Saturday 3rd of May 2014

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. :)