Fresh Lavender Sachet Made From a Vintage Doily

Lavender flowers are so versatile and one of my favorite uses for them is as a filler for vintage doily sachets.

I find if I tuck the sachet under my pillow and lightly spray this homemade lavender linen spray on my sheets, I sleep a little better.

Homemade lavender sachet in front of a galvanized farm bucket holding a fresh lavender plant

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 DIY - No Sew

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. 

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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 (Etsy has some beautiful ones)


Fresh lavender

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

Vintage white doily with tatting filled with dried lavender flowers and scented with lavender oil


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.

Antique silver spoon being used to add lavender to the center of a white doily with beautiful white tatting

3.  Spoon lavender into the center of the doily.  

Lavender flowers in center of a vintage white doily

4. If using lavender essential oil add a few drops to the center of the dried lavender flowers.

Vintage white doily with lavender inside tied with white ribbon to make a lavender sachet with an antique spoon holding more lavender

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

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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  1. Karen Wolff says:

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

    Thank you!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      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!

      1. ooo, I wish I had one of those (stores)locally 🙂 I bet they have alot of great "girly" things!

        1. Mary Beth says:

          I love stores like that, Karen. I always find something to buy even if I don't need it. 😉

  2. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    Perfect! I especially like the no-sewing part! Such a pretty doily. Thanks for the inspiration, Mary Beth!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jennifer. I like the no-sew part as well....I always hate cutting apart anything vintage.

  3. 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!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      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. 🙂

  5. 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!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      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!

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  7. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

  8. 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.