DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

Move over, scented drawer liners. Lonny contributor Steph Hung shows us how to freshen up in just four simple steps.

This year, we're resolving to put our best selves forward, from making better food choices right down to organizing our sock drawers. Enter Lonny contributor and DIY extraordinaire Steph Hung, who's showing us how a small change can make a big difference both aesthetically and emotionally. Lavender, in addition to smelling great, is known for its calming and relaxing effects. When filled with the delicate purple herb, these simple sachets provide an uplifting upgrade for your drawers and linen closets. Better yet, place one on your bedside table to welcome sweet dreams each and every night.

DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

MATERIALS

- fabric
- scissors
- needle and thread
- dried lavender

DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut 1 rectangle of fabric that is 3 inches x 6 inches. Fold fabric in half widthwise, with right sides together, and sew with backstitch along bottom and side, with ¼-inch seam allowance.

DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

2. Turn right side out. Fill with lavender.

DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

3. Fold the open edge in ¼-inch.

DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

4. Sew opening closed with a ¼-inch seam allowance, such that the seam is perpendicular from the other side. Place wherever you may need a scented pick-me-up.

DIY Lavender Sachets for a Better-Smelling New Year

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