I used to looove making scented gifts before my little one came along--somehow, I had more time then, LOL! Amoung my favorite to make were scented candles, cold-processed soaps and gifts incorporating potpourri. I shared one of these gift ideas with you earlier, on the first day of Advent--a lighted potpourri jar(block). This one's another, easy-schmeezy one.
All you need are a couple of things: some dried lavender buds and a few sealable Tea Bags! I've a muslin bag with drawstring in the photo as well...for use with the completed dryer bags.
All you do is open the side of your heat-sealable teabag and fill with a scoop of lavender buds--about a quarter cup per bag. My teabags are large, about 4" x 5" in size.
Pinch the sides of the bag together and seal shut with a hot iron.
Stack a bundle of three dryer bags and band them together with some nice paper, rafia or ribbon. I decorated mine with a sparkley lavender ribbon and Ice stickles to match the lovely gift tag that was made for me. The muslin bag is included with these directions: Place one Lavender Dryer Bag in the muslin bag, draw strings together and toss into the dryer with your clothing. Leaves linens and laundry with the fresh scent of lavender! Other uses for a Lavender Dryer Bag would be in clothing drawers or closets or in the car to freshen the air.
While I hurriedly put together and photographed my lavender bags for this post, my mother was gracious enough to help me make a Belles 'n Whistles gift tag to go along with my gift idea. I told her what I was making, gave her the stamped image, and away to work she went...thanks Mom! =)
Using the image The Christmas Door, she created a beautiful tag to go along nicely with my lavender theme. I can actually pictureit now, a lavender Christmas, LOL! The tag was colored by Mom with Copics and Ice Stickles were used as embellishment.
I thought it looked perfect on this little gift basket of Chocolates and Coffee, accompanied by my Lavender Dryer bags too! It'll make a nice gift for a friend, a neighbor or perhaps my child's teacher!
Do sign-up for your chance at winning one of the Advent Goody Bags worth over $25.00! For this post only, I will also include some tea bags, muslin bags and some lavender buds so you can make your own Lavender Dryer Bags! ;D
Have a wonderful Friday!