I’ve been crazy busy this week trying to get everything together for my booth this weekend at Woodstock Market. You know how much I love purple. Well, I love lavender (the plant) also. So, I thought I’d show you a couple of quick and easy lavender crafts I did for the market.
For both these lavender projects, I transferred graphics from The Graphics Fairy using Doodle Magic. (Since I am now only selling it locally, you will need to use your favorite method for transferring images.) I just love Karen’s graphics and always turn to them first for that vintage-y look. You may need to reverse the images depending on what transfer method you use. I always forget to do that first time around. ~sigh~
For the lavender sachets, simply put lavender buds into the little drawstring bags and tie them up. Super easy.
For the second lavender project, I decided to use some drop cloth scraps left over from pillow making to make lavender mug rugs- you know, for your coffee or tea cup. For each mug rug, cut two 4 1/2” squares, then top stitch around three sides, using 1/4” seam allowance.
Add a couple of tablespoons of lavender buds, and stitch the fourth side closed. Drop cloth is very ravel-y, a good thing in this instance. Just start pulling those loose threads until you have a fringe around the edges. Make sure you don’t fray too close to the stitching, though, or it will pull right out as well. Don’t ask me how I know.
That’s it for my two easy lavender crafts. Got any other ideas for using lavender buds? I made about 60 sachets and a dozen mug rugs and still have quite a bit of lavender left.
Oh, I actually made one more thing. One of those graphics that I forgot to reverse got decoupaged onto a spice jar. Turned out really cute, but I ran out of time for making more. I set up my booth tomorrow! No, wait, it’s already tomorrow! Yikes, I gotta’ go to bed.
Affiliate links to some of the products I used:
Drawstring Bags (I used the 3″ x 4″ bags.)