If you’re like me, you absolutely hate to throw anything away.
I believe that clutter can really bring down a person’s positive energy, so I try very hard to work through my packrat tendencies. I have been in a decluttering phase that’s lasted… oh, about half of my life now! I figure that if I absolutely must hang onto certain things, I’d better make sure that they can serve a functional purpose. Hence, my mission to reincarnate old things into new, awesome, functional stuff!
Unlike a lot of crafty folks who seem to have infinite patience and dexterity, I’m more interested in instant gratification. In my opinion, the best projects produce objects that are functional, rather than frivolous, and can be completed in the space of one afternoon, or even a few minutes. This way, it won’t clutter up my house too much during its creation, or after it’s finished and ready to enjoy!
It is with this spirit in mind that I share my very humble instructions for a sachet that requires no sewing… the Easiest Sachet Ever!
1 pretty, but mateless, sock
1-2 handfuls of scented stuff – try potpourri, pieces of leftover scented candles, or extra fabric scraps treated with your favorite essential oil
string, yarn, thread, or ribbon (even rubber bands, in a pinch!) – or just use leftover sock pieces
Step One: Trim the cuff and everything below the heel off of your sock. This sachet can be made with the heel/toe section at the lower half of the sock, but I like to work with the ankle since it doesn’t have the curvy parts that the heel has.
Step Two: Tie off one end with your string/ribbon/etc.
Step Three: Add the scented stuff (I used a handful of leftover junk from my old Frebreze Scentstories discs!).
Step Four: Tie off the top, trimming your sock ends as needed. There — you’re done!
Sachets are wonderful for adding a nice little burst of scent to closets and drawers. You don’t need to spend piles of money on fancy little trimmings, but do make sure that you choose a scent that you love and that has some staying power. The simple construction of this type of sachet will enable you to change the scent when it becomes necessary.
A word of caution here: DON’T make the same mistake I did, and use a “fuzzy” sock (pictured). If you do, as I have, you will need put in a few stitches to contain any stray sock fuzz. Or you can fold over the ends of the sock to create a finished hem before adding the rubber bands/elastics. These socks were a hostess gift from a lovely relative who stayed with us last fall. I fell in love with those adorable little crocheted flowers, and when the elastic began wearing out, I was thrilled to make a sachet in order to extend the life of this pretty piece!