Scented Sachets

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The homemade scented sachet is a fun and easy craft project that can be enjoyed by everyone. This fragrant DIY gift idea would be great for bridal shower party favors, added to the bath and body gift basket you created for a friend who needs cheering up, or even as a little something special to dress up your gift wrapping on the birthday gift for your aunt. Scented sachets can be personalized to match your recipients taste or even the season, so this do it yourself gift idea can be given for many occasions and holidays.

Scented sachets have many uses. They can be put in drawers and closets to keep clothes smelling fresh, or a bowl with the fragrant sachets on the bathroom counter to give a wonderful scent and a decorative touch. A fragrant sachet can be put in cars, gym bags, or even the locker at school to give a fresh scent almost anywhere.

The benefits of homemade scented sachets as a gift is that you can create your own special scents and at a much lower cost than if you bought them at the store.



  • Narrow Ribbons
  • Fabric Chalks
  • Fabric-marking Pens
  • Fabrics
  • Potpourri, Essential oils,
or other materials depending on scent
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  1. Make your scent
  2. Measure and cut your fabric to size
  3. Sewing: cut a strip of fabric 5" wide and 12" long
  4. Fold it over to make a 5"x6" pouch and sew up the side seams
  5. Turn inside out
  6. Fill with potpourri or your scent mixture
  7. Gather the top and tie with ribbon


  • Potpourri
store bought or make your own
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves
Cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, and whole cloves
  • Lavender Buds
  • Ultra Fine Aromatic Red Cedar
  • Rosemary
  • Cinnamon
  • Herb Scented Bath Teas
  • Cherries, Vanilla, and Cinnamon
dried cherries, dried vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
  • pumpkin, cloves, and nutmeg


  • Create your own scent using pine shavings and essential oils.
  • You can purchase pre-made drawstring bags.
  • Use essential oils to refresh or enhance scent.
  • Sachets can be hand sewn, machine sewn, or just gather material together and tie with a decorative ribbon.
  • You can make a ball type sachet by cutting fabric in a circle then gather edges and tie with ribbon.
  • Add a layer of lace or sheer fabric on the outside for decoration.
  • You can use charms, vintage jewelry, fabric paint to embellish your sachet.
  • Make a hanging loop in the closure ribbon on some sachets so they can also be hung.
  • Make the sachets in different shapes like hearts for Valentine's Day.

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