Handmade stamped sachets make for easily customized, versatile gifts. They are also fairly inexpensive and take little time to make.
What follows are basic instructions for creating your own stamped sachet.
To complete this project you will need to gather together the following materials;
• Textile medium
• Needle and Thread
• Sewing machine
• Piece of card stock or thin cardboard
• Dried potpourri
• 2/3 yards of 2 inch tulle ribbon (3 different colors)
• 3 Satin Squares (6 ½ inches each)
• 3 tulle squares (6 ½ inches each)
• Acrylic paint
• Rubber stamps
• Paper plates
• Wedge sponge
Begin the stamped sachet project by laying one of the satin square’s right side up onto a smooth surface that has been covered with the card stock. This is going to be the front side of your stamped sachet.
Next take out your paper plates, paints and textile medium. Following the manufacturers instruction you will need to mix together the textile medium and the paint. Use the paper plates as your palates.
Continue by dipping a wedge sponge into the paint textile mixture of choice and use the sponge to then transfer the mixture onto a rubber stamp.
Take the mixture coated stamp and use it to imprint a design onto the satin square. Continue this process until all three satin squares have been imprinted with the design of your choice.
Allow the stamped design to dry completely before continuing with the project.
Afterward, take out one of the completed satin squares and a piece of corresponding tulle.
Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, sew the right sides of the two squares together. Be sure to leave an opening so that you can add the potpourri in later.
Once the satin and tulle squares are sewn together turn them inside out and fill the sachet with the potpourri of your choice.
Continue by taking the filled sachet and turning the raw edges inward. Then sew the raw edges together, thus sealing the sachet’s opening.
With the opening closed it is now time to further adorn the sachet with the 2 inch tulle ribbon. Use the tulle ribbon to make a bow around the sachet and then tie off any loose ends.
Alternatives to Potpourri
These adorable little sachets can also be used to hold bath salts or serve as an aromatherapy tool by filling them with flax seed and fresh lavender.
To make your own bath salts you will need some fragrance oil, chunky salts, soap colorant and sweet almond oil.
Add the fragrance oil and soap colorants to the chunky salt. Mix the ingredients together until well blended.
Next, for every 1 cup of salt, add 1 teaspoon of the sweet almond oil into the mixture.
Toss the mixture around with a clean spoon until all of the chunky salt crystals are well coated with the sweet almond oil.
Allow the salts to dry a bit before adding them into the sachets.