Learn how to make potpourri sachets using wildflowers that are growing in your backyard and some basic craft supplies. Once you have completed making these aromatic decorations, display them in various parts of your home and enjoy the fresh scent that each one emits.
- wildflowers (various varieties)
- baking sheet
- oven mitt
- lace fabric
- measuring tape
- decorative ribbon
Clip And Dry The Flowers
Go outside in the early morning to select flowers that you would like to use in the sachets. Flowers are freshest early in the day because they haven't been exposed to heat or the sun's rays. Choose a variety of flowers so that the sachets have potpourri that is multi-colored and uniquely scented. Some pleasantly scented flowers are lavender, roses, and hydrangeas. The best way to select flowers to use is by smelling them until you find the ones that you like the best. You can also decide far ahead of time by selecting flower seed packets of your favorite fragrant flowers with making potpourri in mind.
Use scissors to clip the stems of the flowers that you choose. Avoid pulling flowers out of the ground by hand because their petals and stems can become damaged. Arrange the flowers in a single layer on a baking sheet. Set your oven to a low setting and place the tray inside. A setting that is generally used to heat up leftovers will be sufficient. Leave the door slightly open so that moisture content in each flower is eliminated faster.
The flowers may take several hours to dry out. Monitor their progress as you are waiting. Once the flowers are brittle and easily break apart, use an oven mitt to remove the tray from the oven.
Separate Flower Parts And Create Sachets
Carefully break apart the flowers. You can use all of the parts from each one or specific parts, such as petals and leaves. Fill a bowl with the parts that you plan to use in the sachets. Lay a large piece of lace fabric on a flat surface. Use a measuring tape and scissors to cut equal sized lace squares. Determine how large you would like the sachets to be before cutting the lace.
Put dried flower parts in the middle of each lace square. Grasp the edges of each square and hold them together. Add more potpourri to the center of any squares if the sachets do not appear to be filled when you are holding the edges of the lace together. Secure each sachet with a piece of decorative ribbon. Create a knot around the lace edges with each piece of ribbon and tie them into bows. Trim the ends of the ribbon pieces so that they are not frayed.
Place the potpourri satchels anywhere in your home that you would like to freshen up. The sachets can be enjoyed daily and will remain fragrant for several months.