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.
Oh, these are perfect! How I love lavender, and these are perfect gifts to tuck into boxes too! Pinned!
Thanks so much Cindy! These are so easy to make! Cutting all of the lavender was the hardest part!
These are super cute and would be a great gift for anyone. I have lots of lavender in flower at the moment and recently made some lavender simple syrup which I drink with bubbly water. You won’t believe how good this is, especially if you add some lemon juice.
Thanks Carol! Yum that sounds so refreshing! 💜
Lavender sachets remind me of my grandma, such lovely memories and smells.
Aw that is so sweet. Thanks for reading!
Lavender is so lovely and I love all of your ideas on how to use it in your home! Those sachets would be wonderful on holiday packages! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning now!
Thanks Donna! I’m so glad you like the ssachets Have a great day❤
Marie, I loved these dried lavender sachets and have chosen as a feature on Whimsy Home Wednesday! I am so excited to share your how to. I have had this project on my list of need to do, but had not gotten around to it. Thank you for sharing, it has pushed me to complete this project soon!
Thank you so much Cara! I’m thrilled to have this project chosen! Happy weekend 💜
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Love these dried lavender sachets! A wonderful gift for the holidays or could also be used as the tag!
Thank you! Next year I’ll plan to keep more lavender we cut and try to make some new items 💜
These are so beautiful and would make perfect gifts, I bet they smell amazing!!
Thank you! I’ll definitely be gifting these and keeping a couple 💜
I’m convinced! We’ll plant some next season in our garden. What a lovely idea for gifts!
Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go Wednesday link party – I’ll be featuring you this week!
Thank you so much! You made my day. Looking forward to the party 💜