I’m not saying that your home is smelly.
But… it could smell nicer, couldn’t it?
Sachets are one of the easiest ways to add a nice scent to a little pocket of your home, whether it’s in your underwear drawer or your coat closet or your nightstand.
They’re useful, too, since a sachet filled with cedar chips will keep moths out of your sweaters, while one with a lavender scent will help you fall asleep.
The best part about sachets, though, is that they’re so easy to make, and there are hundreds of different ways to make them! Read on for a list of my favorite ways to make a sachet, and I’m sure that you’ll find your new favorite method:
1. buckwheat eye pillow. Add lavender to this eye pillow to make it even more relaxing.
2. bunny sachets. These wee sachets are actually filled with silica desiccant, to use when storing metal notions. Brilliant!
3. cone sachet. Here’s an unusual shape for a sachet.
4. cornmeal sack sachet. This particular sachet is made from a vintage cornmeal sack, which means that it’s perfect for the kitchen. Hint: I hear that peppermint keeps the mice away!
5. crochet sachet. Crochet is an excellent way to make a sachet, since the open weave will certainly let the scent free.
6. fabric and canvas sachets. These sachets have one side cut from a pretty print, and one side cut from plain canvas.
7. faux tea bags. This would be a cute way to make a sachet.
8. fabric heart sachets. Sachets sewn from felt and fabric and embellished with small details are too lovely to hide. These heart sachets would make a nice handmade gift, especially for a housewarming, or party favors for a wedding.
9. gift bag sachet. If you’re making tons of sachets, or simply don’t want to sew, you can sustainably source plain cotton, muslin, or linen bags as your starting point.
10. hanger sachet. You’ll have no problem finding space for this sachet in your closet.
11. handkerchief sachet. This tutorial starts with a single handkerchief!
12. house-shaped sachet. Here’s another great housewarming gift!
13. moth-repellent sachet. This is what you put in with your sweaters.
14. no-sew sachets. Don’t no how to sew? No problem!
15. paper sachets. Here’s a sachet tutorial for all of you scrapbookers!
16. shoe deodorizer. These little no-sew sachets are specifically designed to suck the nasty odors out of your shoes. Yay!
17. sugar skull sachets. If you’re not into hearts, then surely you’re into skulls! These felt skull sachets are filled with autumn scents, but I’d want to keep mine out all year round.
18. tub tea. This sachet is meant to be added to your bathwater, but in the meantime, I’ll bet that it makes your bathroom smell wonderful.
19. used dryer sheet sachet. If you can’t kick the dryer sheet habit, then you can at least upcycle them.
20. vintage fabric sachets. This is also a beginner-friendly tutorial, as it doesn’t require turning or top-stitching your sachet.
21. wax sachets. Dried fruits and herbs are melted into wax to make these lovely sachets.