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Do you feel like Valentine's day is a little cliche? I did in my early twenties, wanting nothing to do with a vase of red roses, a box of chocolates, or especially jewelry. Nowadays, for some reason, I'm much more open to the idea of huge heart shaped boxes of chocolates as long as they come with an equally huge bottle of malbec or shiraz (hint hint).  

The only way to be saved from the cliches of Valentine's day is to buy something off of Etsy or make it yourself. Then there is Galentine's Day, a product of one of the best shows ever, Parks and Recreation. If it's good enough for Leslie Knope, it's more than good enough for me. All the lovey, red and pink heart shit was obviously made for women to give to other women. 

This tutorial is my take on a quick and simple DIY gift to make your Galentines. Inspired by old fashioned handmade Victorian valentines, these lavender drawer sachets will have you thinking you're Jane Eyre every time you open your undergarments drawer. 

Here's what you need: 

  • 1 piece of thin, transparent paper or fabric.
  • Glue. I used Elmer's. Hot glue works too. If you're using fabric use fabric glue. 
  • Lavender. I bought mine on Amazon. You can also add lavender essential oil. 
  • Ribbon, lace, string, pressed flowers, etc. I used some of the snips and bits I had left over from Silk and Willow
  • Pen
  • Card stock or paper for a tag
  • Hole punch

First, take a picture of all your supplies together before you make a huge ass mess. 

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Cut the paper into a rectangle so that when it's folded it's about 3"x5". Nothing too serious here, didn't even use a ruler. 

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Fold the rectangle in half so that the fold is at the bottom. Glue the two sides together, leaving the top open. 

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Decorate the rectangle however you prefer. On one I hand lettered "love" and used hot glue to add a bit of lace, trimming the lace around the bottom. On another version I hand lettered "love" onto a pressed rose petal and glued it to the front. 

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Spoon lavender into the little pouch until it's as full as you want. I didn't want to make it too poofy. 

Fold the top down about 1/4 of an inch twice. Punch a hole -  a small hole punch would be ideal here - then tie a piece of ribbon through the top. 

Inspired by old fashioned handmade Victorian valentines, these lavender drawer sachets will have you thinking you're Jane Eyre every time you open your undergarments drawer.

Make a tag that says "lavender drawer sachet". You can write a little note on the inside if you want. Use your prettiest cursive! 

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There's nothing left to do but give your lavender drawer sachet to a lovely lady. Don't forget to make one for yourself too! 

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If you make a lavender drawer sachet make sure to post a photo and tag us on instagram! #smellinglikejaneeyre

I'm wishing you the most romantic Valentine's Day and super fun Galentine's Day! <3


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