Thursday, September 29, 2011

Homemade No-Sew Sachets On A Dime

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We are fortunate to have a very large master closet and I love it.  What I don’t love about it is how it gets so musty all the time.  It’s a long skinny room (directly above our long skinny laundry room) without any windows.  Of course its packed with clothes and shoes, so its bound to get musty. 

I was getting tired of paying for those little sachet packets that last about one minute so I decided to make my own.  Here is what I did:

First, I grabbed a few of the boys’ old T-shirts from my Goodwill donation pile…

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Then, I cut 5x10 inch pieces out of the T-shirts, one piece for each sachet.

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Next, I folded the pieces in half (lengthwise) and used permanent fabric glue on the two sides, leaving the top open for filling later.

While the fabric dried, I mixed plain white rice with several sprays of my favorite scent from Aveda.IMG_5892 

Aveda gives one Personal Blends Pure-Fume fragrance bottle to each of its store card holders every year as a birthday present.  LOVE fab freebies!

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They’re wonderful, especially if you like aromatherapy type scents. 

I didn’t measure the exact amount of rice to spray ratio.  Just be your own judge and be sure to coat all of the rice, stirring well to get it all distributed.  Even though the smell was powerful, I added a little more of the spray knowing that the rice will absorb some of the scent over time and it will be inside of the sachet.

Finally, I filled each sachet with the scented rice, leaving enough space at the top to close the sachet with a ribbon.

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Using leftover ribbon from my wedding (no joke!), I made a double knot at the top of each sachet.  I left several inches of extra ribbon on each side of the knot so that could tie them in my closet like this…

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These simple no-sew sachets would be great for drawers as well.  I left the tops open and tied them with a ribbon so that I could refill them in the future.  However you could glue the top after filling if you like.

So far, so good.  And the closet smells like my favorite shampoo.  It’s not quite a spa, but better then eau de dirty sock. 

    

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1 comment:

  1. This is cool! And I too LOVE Aveda scents. The ones that speak to me are stark, clean and crisp, if that makes sense. I'm not a real floral type person. Also, the dress pictured next to the sachets looks cute!

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