Walking by one of my lavender bushes this week, I realized that the blooms had dried up on the plant. In a split second, I decided to make lavender sachets. I ran inside got the clippers and started cutting the stems. I then used my fingers to separate the blooms into a bowl. Using scraps of fabrics I had, I sewed a couple of square sachets, filled them up with dried blooms and sewed them shut. They are small enough to carry and/or place in a drawer to scent my clothes.
This is a great activity to do with kids. I did the whole thing with a four year old girl and she loved every step. While sewing she sat on my lap and helped me guide the fabric and cut the threads. She loves to carry her little square with her and smell it.