Sunday, November 29, 2009

Make a Herbal Sachet for Yule

These simple sachets are easy to make, and you can either use them as ornaments on your holiday tree, or give them away as gifts. You'll need the following:

* Bay

* Cloves

* Juniper berries

Orange peel, grated
* Orris root

* Peppermint

* Pine

* Rosemary

* Squares of your favorite holiday fabric

* Colorful ribbon
* Cinnamon sticks

* Small bells

Mix the herbs together in a bowl. Blend varying proportions of each until you've got the scent you want -- here's a hint: start small!

Use a spoon to place the blended herbs into the center of a square of fabric. Pull the corners up and tie with the ribbon. Tie a cinnamon stick and a couple of bells in place as well. Use a second piece of ribbon to create a loop so you can hang the sachet if you like.

Timesaver tip: you can buy small tulle bags in holiday colors and spoon the herb blend into them. Pull the drawstring closed and tie shut, then hang up on your tree, or give them to a friend.


Rue said...

I love sachets - and this one sounds like it would smell yummy! It would be nice to add a Yule blessing to it too, before giving it to friends. Thanks for the idea!

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