Easy DIY Lavender Sachets with Custom Tags

Make these easy and fragrant DIY lavender sachets as a gift for someone special, or for yourself! Included are shopping sources, detailed instructions, and a custom tag. 

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Lavender.

Just saying the word out loud makes me smile. Fresh lavender is my favorite scent in the whole world, and today I’m sharing a very simple craft that makes a great gift for someone you love, or for yourself! Once I gathered all the supplies, these homemade lavender sachets took less than 20 minutes to put together. The best thing was that the whole time I was making the sachets, I was able to breathe in the lovely lavender scent. I also designed little tags to attach to your sachets if you wish. More about that at the end of the post.

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Supplies Needed

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Instructions

  • Place the lavender buds in some sort of bin or bowl with high sides. I use a plastic bin. The lavender has a tendency to fly away, and a bin helps to keep it contained.
  • Using a half cup dry measuring vessel, add 1 1/2 cups (3 scoops) of lavender buds to each bag.
  • Add two or three drops of lavender essential oil to the lavender buds. Gently bounce the bag to mix the oil into the buds.
  • Draw the strings on the bag to close it tightly.
  • Attach the custom tag, if desired.

Sewing Project

If you have a sewing machine, you can use pieces of fabric to make your own bags. Just use scissors to cut out squares of fabric, sew two squares with right sides together, and tie twine, ribbons, or lace to close them at the top. They will have a rustic appearance, and it’s a great way to use up scrap fabric.

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How much lavender do you need?

Of course, this depends on how many sachets you want to make. It takes about 1 1/2 cups of lavender buds to fill one 5 x 7 inch sachet bag. The weight of lavender can vary, but a good rule of thumb is that 16 ounces of lavender equals approximately 14 cups. So if you purchase 16 ounces of lavender, you should be able to get 8 or 9 sachets. You want to make sure you have enough lavender, so it’s always a good idea to get extra. Because in my opinion, you can never have too much! 

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About The Lavender

Dry lavender buds can vary in color. Over the years, I have purchased lavender from places like Etsy or eBay, and also from Amazon. Sometimes it’s very bright purple, which means it could have been dyed, other times it’s more gray. The dye doesn’t hurt it, or take away from the scent. Just make sure not to ingest dyed lavender. (If you grow your own lavender, you don’t have to worry about this.) There is also dust that naturally comes off of the buds, and it will settle in the bottom of the package. This is normal. Occasionally, you will get dried lavender stems mixed in with the buds. Just pull them out, and throw them away.

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Lavender Essential Oil

My favorite essential oil brand is Rocky Mountain Oils. It’s wonderful, and reasonably priced. However, for crafts, it’s perfectly fine to use a less expensive brand of essential oil, like Plant Therapy. Plant Therapy is still pure, but it’s packaged in 10 ml bottles instead of the normal 15 ml. I would not hesitate to use Plant Therapy essential oil topically, or in other ways. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do lavender sachets last?
Lavender sachets will last for a few years, but when the scent fades, make sure to refresh it by adding a few drops of lavender essential oil.

How do you store lavender sachets?
When they aren’t in use, store lavender sachets in an airtight plastic container. Store them out of direct sunlight, and in a climate-controlled space.

How can you use lavender sachets?
Lavender helps battle insomnia, and it curbs anxiety. A lovely way to fall asleep is to tuck a lavender sachet under your pillow. Place the finished sachets in any drawer: your underwear drawer, a sock drawer, or drawers storing linens. Lavender is a deterrent to moths, so hang a sachet over a hanger in a closet, or place them in gym bags. Lavender sachets also make perfect gifts for birthdays, as a thank you gift, and especially for Mother’s Day.

What other herbs can be used in sachets?
If you don’t love the scent of lavender, use your favorite herbs. Some suggestions are dried rosemary, mint, lemongrass, or lemon verbena.

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Simple crafts like these lavender sachets are not only relaxing, they are so satisfying. When I asked you what kinds of posts you wanted me to share, I got numerous emails asking for more easy crafts. Well…I heard you, and I am trying very hard to come up with some more ideas. Stay tuned!

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9 Comments

  1. Brenda Ratzlaff says:

    I love this!

  2. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Thanks, Ann, for your post. I love lavender and am going to make some of these cute sachets.

  3. I gave away lavender sachets at my wedding reception in 1981! I still have one in my lingerie drawer. It doesn’t smell very strong anymore but if I squeeze it gently, I can still smell my favorite fragrance!

  4. Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen says:

    Such a cute idea! I have a bunch of lavender I bought from Amazon for homemade carpet refresh powder, but I still have a lot I need to use up! I’m definitely going to make these!! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  5. Elizabeth Robbins says:

    What can I use to hang a 12″ plate on the wall, I have found the metal plate hangers, but the hook you put over the plate springs back together, it would have to be something sturdy as it will be placed on the porch wall, where the door is always been opened and closed (don’t want it to fall off)

    1. Hi Elizabeth…I always use the metal hangers with the springs. There is also a product called a DISC. It actually glues on to the back of the plate. Here is a link: https://amzn.to/3hsJbM0

  6. Heddy Racinowski says:

    5 stars
    Can more oil be added over time?

    1. Yes! To refresh the sachets, just put a few drops of oil on the sachet.

  7. Virginia Hikdebrandt says:

    Can’t wait to make these ! A great gift for my neighbors ! I have a sewing/ embroidery machine that I may make a small pillow with an embroidery top !