Make fragranced paper sachets
Print out your sheets featuring illustrated envelope templates and follow our simple instructions to create the set.
We’ve included two printable sheets featuring eight beautifully illustrated envelopes inspired by fruit, flowers, plants and nature to fill with lovely-smelling things – perhaps a little potpourri, dried petals, lavender, essential oil – or perfume-infused papers. Each envelope has a lightly patterned label on the front so you can write a message or a scent-related word – see page 48 for our ideas – alternatively you can use a sharp needle to follow the dotted pattern and punch small holes into your envelope, to encourage the scent to permeate. Once folded and filled, use these envelopes as scent sachets for clothing drawers – they make a sweet new home gift. Alternatively, you may wish to use them as mini envelopes for tiny greetings and well-wishes and that’s a perfectly wonderful way to use them too!
To make your set of envelopes you’ll need the templates, a pair of scissors or craft knife, double-sided tape or glue, a cutting mat, a ruler, a bone folder (optional) and Blu Tack.
1. Score down the whole length of the dotted fold lines using a ruler and the blade of a pair of scissors, or a craft knife.
2. Cut out your envelope using scissors.
3. Make crisp folds, pressing down firmly with your fingertips, or use a bone folder if you have one.
4. Assemble and stick the envelope together using glue or double-sided tape, leaving the top flap open. If you’re making scent sachets, pop your petals or perfumed papers inside and fix the flap down with a tiny blob of Blu Tack to temporarily seal it. Alternatively, insert your greeting and gift to friends and family.