Sunday, April 28, 2013

DIY Spice Sachets

It is spring cleaning time in my house.  Part of this for me is going through my cupboards, cleaning them out and tossing anything past its expiration date.  In doing this I came across some spices that we have had for way too long.

Instead of throwing them out I decided to re-purpose them.  There are many things that one can do withold herbs and spices but this time I have decided to sachets.  This is a super easy project that anyone can do with materials that most of us already have around the house.

First, go through all of your old spices. Find the scents that you like best, and try to determine which ones will smell good together.  I had some cinnamon sticks, which I broke apart. (Careful ñ These things are tough; I cut my finger doing it!)

Next, you will need some cloth.  This could be scraps from a sewing project, an old t-shirt cut up into squares, or even an old sock.  You wonít want to use something that is too thick as the smell needs to be able to penetrate the fabric.  I had an old sash from one of my daughterís dresses that I cut up into squares.

Now all you have to do is place your herbs or spices in the middle of the cloth, bring the sides up, and tie them together. Wrapping paper ribbon works really well for this.

Voila!  You have a homemade, nice smelling sachet for free! Simply place them around in areas you want to spread the scent.

 For another idea of how to use up your older spices, check out this idea.

My name is Renae C. I am a military member turned military wife turned working mom turned stay-at-home mom. I have done it all it seems! I have three beautiful children, a boy and two girls. I blog over at More Than Mommy, where I talk about life, crafts, recipes and more! You can also check me out on Facebook here.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I never thought to do this with expired herbs and spices, I've always just thrown them out! Thanks for the tip! :)