It is always best to get as many gifts put together ahead of time as you can for the holidays. These “Tis the Season” Homemade Sachets would be fun for the kids to work on over Thanksgiving break. Place them in a sealed container or plastic bag after they are made to keep the scent fresh and then they will be ready to give to their teachers or to anyone for a wonderful little gift.
These homemade sachets are nice to tie to a package under the tree. They also add a nice touch if you place a few in a Christmas box you are sending in the mail to someone. The minute they open the box they get the smell of Christmas.
If you want to make them early, they would be good for little party favors to send home with your guests on Thanksgiving day or for any holiday party.
“Tis the Season” Sachets
1 qt. fir needles
2 cups coarse salt (not iodized)
2 – 4 bay leaves, coarsely crumbled
1 cup rosemary
1/2 cup basil
1 cup dried oranges, lemons, cranberries, thinly shredded (any combination)
Mix and pour into little fabric bags. Place wherever you’d like some scent. Makes 5 cups.
From Dining on a Dime
photo by: three_french_hens