Monday, September 12, 2011

Freshener Sachets: a tutorial

Hi everyone! How you doin'? So this time I thought I'd share a quick & simple idea with you, something I like to call fresheners:
Fresheners from Sam's Stuff ArtFire

These couldn't be simpler to make, can cost very little & are great for keeping things like shoes & drawers dry & fresh. I like to use vintage fabrics & ribbon/lace, but you can use any fabric & any ribbons. You could use colorful rubber bands, in place of ribbon, for a different, more modern effect. I recommend using a fabric, like cotton, that breathes, but is not too porous or open.
Instructions:
1.Cut a square of fabric, I'd recommend about 4" X 4". Any smaller is really too small to work with. You can make these as large as you want. This is a good size for shoes or drawers, they're also great for closets & for that you can make them larger. I like to use vintage pinking shears, the fabric won't unravel, eliminating the need for a 'hem' & it makes for a cute, retro touch.
2. Place about a heaping tablespoon full of baking soda or corn starch in the center of the square. You can put more or less, depending on how large you are making your freshener. You don't want too much or you won't be able to tie off the top
3. Gather the corners together
4. Tie off the top with your ribbon, lace or rubber band.


You can re-use these, once the baking soda has lost its effectiveness, untie & discard, simply add more baking soda & re-tie.
These would be great in a little basket of housewarming gifts or with a pair of shoes. Really they work just about anywhere for a bit of practical cuteness ;)








12 comments:

Marilyn said...

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Joni Nickrent said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! POP ART MINIS

Unknown Mami said...

Nice and easy. I love it.

Lisa Taylor said...

I remember making these - I'd forgotten all about them. Thanks for sharing and reminding me!

Pam said...

I use baking soda in the fridge, but have never used it in drawers or wardrobes. I'm going to try this using your quick little tutorial. I've added it to my To Do list. Down Under we call it Bi-Carb Soda.

Ms Bibi said...

Great idea! I hear about fragrant sachet, but never thought about putting baking soda in them....love it.No odor and no heavy fragrance.

Debra said...

I love these and have them in my drawers. I fill mine with Lavender!

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

Such a great simple project that can have such a big impact! Love it!

Waterrose said...

what a perfect way to use up small scraps of fabric!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What a great idea! I have tons of fabric scraps that would be perfect! I need to put this on my weekend to-do list, thanks for sharing it.

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love it. very cute. following from blue eyed blessings hop :)

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