Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lavender Sachets For Easter

The scent of lavender is so calming and relaxing, don't you agree?
Lately I have been making several sachets to tuck in places around my home.
A cross for Easter seemed like a good idea since it will be visible to those that visit my home.

I am so grateful for what the cross represents - 
Christ's willingness to pay the penalty for my sin 
so that I might have salvation and eternal life.


"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
~ Hebrews 12:2 ~

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
~ Romans 1:16 ~

So I made a couple lavender sachets in the shape of a cross.

Items needed:

fabric
dried lavender
sewing machine
scissors
pinking shears
ribbon (optional)

Cut out two pieces of fabric in the shape of a cross with pinking shears.
Mine were about 4 inches long so the sachets are small.

I then cut out two more pieces of lace fabric to put over the pink cotton fabric.

Sew along the edges and leave an opening at the bottom so you can fill the cross with dried lavender.
It helps to hold the sachet over a bowl so you don't get lavender all over :)

Use something pointy, but dull, to push the lavender into the side of the cross.

Then finish sewing the bottom.

You can apply ribbon to your cross.
I used hot glue to put the bow on and added a pearl.





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35 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Stephanie, I love these! So pretty and a great scrap buster as well! And who doesn't love lavender? What a fun gift to make for Easter!

Denise said...

I love them! If only I knew how to sew.I've never owned a sewing machine,but if I did I wouldn't make cloths,I sure would make crafts though.Have a blessed peaceful Easter-Denise

Debbie said...

I love them....especially the pink lace one. Just perfect for Easter! Have a wonderful day Stephanie.

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Those are beautiful! I'm sure they smell wonderful too :)

Sylvia said...

So pretty,Stephanie, love them and your post.

Meeha Meeha said...

Such a wonderful idea, the lace on dusty pink is too pretty! When I was a little girl I dreamed about having my own lavender sachets - maybe I should try this too!

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely idea. I'm going to make some for my friends.

Debbie Harris said...

oh so pretty! Love the lace one. Wonderful verses today, thank you!

Blessings to you!

harleygirl said...

These are so pretty! I've been thinking of making some sachets; but I sew by hand, so everything takes longer, ha, ha. I really like these, though! Nice job! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The little lavender filled crosses are so sweet. I can imagine tucking them into dresser drawers, etc. Beautiful fabric and embellishments. Happy Easter!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How lovely! Thank you for a wonderful idea! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie- Those are REALLY REALLY cute and bring us back to the real meaning of Easter, too- xo Diana

JES said...

These are darling! You probably already know how much I love lavender :) And I noticed the darling dress material got reused again. Good girl! Waste not, want not :)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing it. I have a lot of balsam which I may use to make some. Love the inspiration you share here. ~ Abby

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Stephanie, this is so darling!I love lavender and this is a sweet idea.Thanks for sharing it.
Happy Easter!
Blessings from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Your little sachets are so sweet. Where would I find dried lavender? Maybe Hobby Lobby? I'll have to find some because I would love to make these.

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Stephanie, these are darling! I think I may need to make some as gifts for the ladies in my Bible study group! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful idea!

Merlesworld said...

They are very sweet, my lavender bush has died for some reason.
Merle.......

kitty said...

What a sweet idea for remembrance of Easter, Stephanie! xo

Anne Payne said...

These are so pretty and feminine! Since I love lavender, I need to print out this idea for next year.

Vicky Hunt said...

What sweet and pretty little crosses! I love them...:) Just wanted to let you know your package is on the way and the clerk at the post office said you should get it Monday!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Such a nice little project and reminder of the blessing of the cross!

Sisters Marie said...

this is such a cute idea...i love the crosses for easter!

Sisters Marie
Start your child's closet on BTGTF!

Everyday Things said...

these are lovely Stephanie, and I wish you a blessed easter too!

janice15 said...

There just beautiful....Happy Spring/Easter with love Janice

Lauren Nelson said...

I love these! They are beautiful and I am loving the new blog design too!

Debbie Harris said...

I love your face lift! Just beautiful, and so you!

Love you!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

So pretty Stephanie. I love your new header. Have a happy Easter.
~Clara

Mrs. A. said...

What a cute idea! I like this! Too bad I don't have any lavender or I'd encourage my girls to make these with me.

Have a happy Easter! :D

Conniecrafter said...

such a great idea to have reminders of Jesus's sacrifice for our sins scattered around the home, love the lace one!

Lady Linda said...

Oh dear Stephanie! I might have to borrow your idea next year! SO cute and I love the extra message. I don't think there's anything better than lavender anyway!
Happy Easter dear friend.
Love,
Linda

Karen Frost said...

How pretty these are, Stephanie! What lovely gifts for Easter, too! Thank you for sharing these sweet sachets. Hugs, xx

Niki O'Reilly said...

What a lovely idea, Stephanie. I will definitely make something like that next year.

Kate M said...

What a fabulous idea - I would never have thought of this!! I have a load of lavender (which I absoloutely love) - might just be tempted to get out the sewing machine and see what I can do!!
Love
Kate
xx

Alva Phillips said...

Wow, this was perfectly cute… I’m just wondering how you’d come up with that idea….

Regards,
Alva@Sachet Filling Machine

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