Holiday Spice Sachets
Written by Renae C.
Instead of throwing out old spices, re-purpose them! There are many things that one can do with old herbs and spices but this time I have decided to make sachets. This is a super easy project that anyone can do with materials that most of us already have around the house. With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to get creative and festive!
First, go through all of your old spices. Find the scents you like best, and try to determine which ones will go well together. I had some cinnamon sticks, which I broke apart (careful – These things are sharp; I cut my finger doing it!). Sage and Rosemary are also great spices to use in your sachet.
Next, you will need some cloth. This can be scraps from a sewing project, an old t-shirt cut up into squares, or even old socks. You won’t want to use anything that is too thick as the smell needs to be able to penetrate the fabric, and you need to ensure that it will be large enough to hold the spices that you will add to it. I used a sash from one of my daughter’s old dresses that I cut up into squares.
Now all you have to do is place your herbs or spices in the middle of the cloth, bring the sides up to enclose the spices and tie them together. Any type of ribbon, string, or even a rubber band works really well for this. I used some wrapping paper ribbon for mine.
Voilà! You have a homemade, nice smelling sachet for free! You can place them in your dresser drawers or hang them in your closet to give your clothes a nice fresh scent.
Renae C. and her family are on a homeschooling journey that is very much a part of their everyday lives. Renae is happy to report that they are enjoying (almost!) every minute of it! Renae created and writes for More Than Mommy (www.mtmommy.com).