For the last few years our lavender has been growing in nice and full. This last summer we cut back the bushes and I saved a ton to dry. Keep reading to see how I made DIY dried lavender sachets.
A couple years ago we planted rows of lavender one either side of the walkway that goes from the front to the side yard.
This past summer the bushes were finally large enough to save some of the stems.
Cutting the stems was a nice way to get out in the evening and enjoy the summer twilight.
We ended up composting some of what we cut simply because our drying space is limited.
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Cut lavender stems.
Cut the stems as low as possible without getting into the fresh green. This is definitely the most difficult task!
Create small bouquets by tying twine around the stems.
In a few years we might have longer stems, but for now we have petite bouquets.
Bouquets ready to dry!
These hang in my kitchen from a chandelier in my breakfast nook.
I let the lavender dry for there two months
Prep sachet filling.
Fill a bowl with some white rice and cut the dried lavender to blend in.
Fill a sachet bag with contents.
To make this DIY extra easy I bought small cotton bags from Michael’s. They are in the wedding reception aisle along side other supplies for favors.
Gift give your homemade sachets!
Sachets make great gift tie-ons. Pair them with other little treasures like bells, dried oranges, ornaments, sprigs of rosemary and more.
Other uses for dried lavender.
Display in a vase.
Make a dried flower wreath.
This wreath is lovely for winter and spring.
A homemade scrub is another great way to use dried lavender.