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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Springtime Soiree~ Party Favors

This spring I will be attending a few gatherings and parties as well as hosting one. I needed 24 swap gifts  for an upcoming luncheon and decided to share the sweet scents of springtime by creating lavender sachets.

dollar store 032 I found 25 muslin bags on Etsy and stamped a sweet tweet onto the front of each bag. (You can use any type of stamp, but make sure your ink works well on cloth.)

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dollar store 009 I then typed up “Happy Spring from Decor to Adore” and printed this onto a piece of pink cardstock. (You could use any color.) The greeting was punched out, stamped and hole punched. I then attached the tag to the bag along with a sweet gold button that featured a floral motif. (The buttons were leftover from a past project~ wouldn’t pearl buttons also be lovely?) 

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I so wish that there was a “Scratch and Sniff” button on computers because the scent is SO heavenly.

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Since I had a bit of lavender left over I filled up a few other bags that I had sewn up.

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I also took scraps of various fabric I had on hand and sewed them together to create a bag. After being filled with the dried lavender they were closed with a vintage pin. 

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The next few weeks with be devoted to springtime ideas and crafts that I hope you will enjoy.



Teri said...

They look so lovely, I swear I can smell them from here! What a beautiful idea! :)

kim said...

Those are great. Love the fabrics.

The Boston Lady said...

Just absolutely the perfect springtime gift.

Olivia and Me said...

Cute lil' satches bags!

I bet they smell sweet too.

with love,

Cat said...

Soo very pretty..
I can almost smell them..

Did ya use that New sewing machine??

fairfieldhouse said...


What beautiful, tres feminine sachet bags! You realize you do more injured than I do in a healthy day.


mmtncrfts said...

Very pretty. I think everyone loves lavender!. Thanks for sharing.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Laura Sweetie....
Do you hear me squealing? I believe we are going to have about 18 maybe 20 at the luncheon. You know sometimes we have last minute ones that drop in. How beautiful these lavendar pouches are. You are so creative. I love it.

Can't wait for Saturday sweetie. I am so looking forward to seeing you again.

Have a beautiful day today. Love all your pretties you shared today. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

GardenofDaisies said...

I love lavender sachets! Your muslin bags and sweet birdie tags are very cute! But I especially love the way you made bags from pretty fabric and then closed it with the vintage flower brooch! WOW!!

Mildred said...

This is such a "feel good" post. Lavender has such a clean, refreshing fragrance and your sachet bags are adorable Laura. Makes me eager to get into the swing of Spring. Continuing to pray for your daughter's recovery.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so sweet, Laura! What a great party favor for a shower, too.

alice wayne said...

but really, the 70's party is going to be the best!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Such great little gifts. I love lavender, and I think I'm going to grow it in one of our gardens this year.
Beautiful project, thanks for sharing.

Mom in High Heels said...

What a lovely idea! I am hosting my book club in June and we're reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. I may do a little something like this for the members. Maybe a JA quote stamp. I'll have to think on it. Your little bird is lovely and I have that same stamp pad.

Janet said...

I love lavender, and those are so cute!

Hey, I'm painting my bathroom cabinet today! I'll post pics when it's all finished.

Lorrie said...

These are so cute, Laura. Your friends are sure to love them. And I think the sachets you made with the leftovers are gorgeous.

someplace in thyme said...

Can't wait to lunch with you on Saturday, we are going to have so much fun. Char

Marydon Ford said...

Laura, you create the most lovely gifts ... I can smell the fresh lavender.

Happy spring.
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

Mimi said...

Hi Laura!!!!
Those are great little gifts!!!!
And you are injured!!!!
OH sweetie, you are sooo talented!!!!!
My oh my how talented you are!!!!
Have a great day

LiLi M. said...

I love lavender sachets and I especially love your 24 as they are so simple yet beautiful! It is a favorite gift from me too. I had a friend who had a chemo treatment, so I didn't know whether she could eat or enjoy flowers. I made her a coat hanger for her (what do you call that coat you'll wear over your pj's?) bathrobe(??) and a matching fabric heart filled with lavender, as this has a comforting smell.
Have a lovely day Laura!

Moms For Morality said...

So cute! Perfect for spring! I'm Regina and I'm still fairly new to blogging and your blog is one that I really love to visit. I don't know if you accept awards or not, but I would like to give your blog the Little Miss Sunshine award for all of the cute ideas you have. You can pick your blog award up at my blog:, Hope you stop by and thanks for the GREAT ideas!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Laura, those sachet bags are all so adorable. So cute!!! I can smell them through the computer. You always have the best ideas!!! Hope your week is going well. Praying for you! Love & blessings from NC!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

These are just lovely always make the prettiest things!

Liz said...

I am soooooo using this idea..... I have to have some little party favors for a wedding shower that I'm having in the fall. The theme is birds.... So these would be perfect!

Super Cute!