(not the one pictured above)
When someone came in to get more this year, I was out,
and had not reordered.
She wanted them as a 'gift' to put at everyone's
place at a luncheon. Great idea huh??
So, I decided to make her some.
Here are the instructions I figured out as I went.
(apologies for background colors. I was in a hurry)
1. Find a print you like for your sachet.
These can be found a lot of places on the internet.
FREE!! Check my side bar for a few places.
I found this one at
2. Getting ready to print:
I copy picture into word where I can adjust size to what I want.
Make sure they are positioned with a bit of room on
each side for the ‘flaps’ to be cut out, with most of the room on bottom half of page.
(I usually do one on just plain paper to try it out first)
Now print them out.
3. Make a *pattern (as shown), and cut out.
(I made the pattern by drawing about 1/2" around sides and top.
This makes the flaps. Leave a longer section for the bottom to fold up to reach bottom side of top flap. Clear??
The hole in the middle is the size of your picture. I cut out the practice picture, centered it on the top part and drew around it. Then cut the hole out. It helps line it up.
Round corners as shown. To do this evenly I fold the pattern then cut.
Make note: the very bottom of the flap is slightly narrower than the top part of the flap.
that way it is smaller than main part to allow for smooth fit when glued.
4. Trace onto the paper with the picture for your sachet, and cut out.
5. Fold bottom flap up and crease, then fold the side flaps and crease.
6 Gluing: Use glue stick to put glue side pieces making sure to get glue all the way to outside edge. Press onto back and rub together till firmly glued.
7. Fill 1/3 to ½ with lavender.
Glue top flap over back piece, again making sure it adheres firmly.
Add any trim, sparkles etc you would like.
(I will add little sparkles to the Christmas tree trim. You could also add a little lace, or a bow, or button)
And there you have it- your own ‘line’ of sachets.
(this sachet is about 3 x 4 1/2") & I used about 1 Tbsp. of lavender)
OK. There you have it. Once you have your pattern, they are pretty quick to do and make nice little gifts or even package tags.
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