Christmas Scented Paper Sachet DIY Gift ~ Easy and fun to make paper sachets using scrapbook paper made into pouches filled with Christmas scented spices!
My favourite scents are the scents of Christmas! I love the smell of cinnamon, allspice and cloves. They are particularly fragrant when they are whole and when they are combined.
That is why I loved making this Christmas scented paper sachet DIY gift. I got to enjoy smelling and making a really fun DIY/craft. What makes it even more fun is that it is really easy and not too expensive to make. As a matter of fact it is a great project to make together with the kids.
This Christmas scented paper sachet DIY gift is also the third handmade gift in a DIY blog hop series. I have teamed up with 11 other Canadian bloggers who are also sharing their favourite DIY gifts for the holiday season. If you missed the previous two projects I shared I invite you to check out Personalized Clear Glass Christmas Ornament Gift and Easy Sew Christmas Plaid Wine Gift Bag for more inspiration. Plus at the end of this post you will find the links to many other wonderful project ideas!
The Christmas scent comes from whole allspice, whole cloves and pieces of scented cinnamon sticks. I bought the allspice and cloves at the grocery store. But I bought the cinnamon stick pieces at Michaels. I am quite sure they were given an extra dose of cinnamon to give them the intense cinnamon fragrance that they have. I found them with the scented pinecones.
The instructions are for making one Christmas scented paper sachet DIY gift. But this project is so easy and quick to do that you can make several for yourself and as gifts to give. Here is how to make a …
Christmas Scented Paper Sachet DIY Gift
- 12” X 12” Christmas themed scrapbook paper
- craft glue
- T-pin for sewing or small turkey skewer
- 1 T. whole allspice
- 1 T. whole cloves
- 1/4 cup scented cinnamon stick pieces
- 2 small paper doilies
- black fine point marking pen
- 2-sided tape or glue stick
- single hole punch
- 1/8” ribbon
Cut scrapbook paper in half.
Bring up one end of the scrapbook paper to 1-1/2” from the other end of the length of the scrapbook paper as shown in the photograph.
Open up the fold. Fold in both sides to make a flap along both sides about 3/4” as shown in the photograph. Press the folds firmly.
Apply glue on the folded flap along the length of the paper. Bring the length of the paper back up as shown in the photograph. Allow to thoroughly dry. You have now made a paper pouch with a 1-1/2”top flap.
Use a black fine point marking pen to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on the front side of one of the paper doilies. Apply to the front of the paper sachet with double-sided tape or a glue stick. I used the double-sided tape because I could not find the glue stick in the house. I also just applied it to the centre of the paper doily and left the outer edge free.
Tip: Avoid using craft glue because I found it to be too heavy for the thin paper doily and it was visible after it dried. Then I tried using rubber cement glue but that left a chemical odour that competed with the spices.
Using the T-pin or a small turkey skewer poke holes through the holes in the paper doily through to the backside of the paper envelope. Try to poke through most (all is not necessary) of the holes. The allspice, cloves and cinnamon scents will pass through these holes.
Apply the second paper doily to the backside of the paper envelope being sure to cover the holes that were made. Again it is only necessary to apply the tape or glue to the centre of the paper doily so the outer edge is left free. The paper doily nicely hides the unsightly holes while still allowing the spice fragrance to flow through!
Fold the top flap over as shown in the photograph. Use a single hole punch to make two holes through the top flap. Thread the ribbon through the two holes and tie ends into a bow. Evenly trim ends if necessary.
Tip: I used wire edge and non-wire edge ribbon. I much prefer working with the wire edge ribbon because you get a much prettier bow.
That is how to make a Christmas scented paper sachet DIY gift!
Final Comments: This is a great way to use up Christmas themed scrapbook paper. I made several different ones while I sat on the floor and enjoyed watching a movie on T.V. one recent weekend evening. I plan to give some away for small hostess gifts. They will also make great stocking stuffers!
I also kept some for myself! I placed one in the front hall closet, one in the kitchen linen drawer and one in the broom closet. It is such a treat to open up these small confined spaces and get a lovely whiff of Christmas! I even placed one by my computer in the craft room so I can enjoy the lovely Christmas while I am working.
Your Turn: First of all thank you so much for hanging around Time With Thea! I really appreciate your visit and support. Now is the time to be inspired by other amazing Christmas DIY projects. Here are the links for your convenience…
Now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Get ready for some wonderful handmade gift inspiration for your holidays!
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