Christmas Crafting

December 19, 2006

I had intentions of doing a few more crafts, but time got away from me. I did finish these envelope sachets from Martha’s Holiday Handmade Crafts magazine.

I needed some nice gifts for the secretaries and administrative staff at my office and Bill’s office. The sachets turned out well, though I hit an unexpected snag. I guess I used cheap envelopes because my envelopes leaked. But inspiration hit and I made little pouches out of tissue paper that I could easily slip into my envelopes.

This was a simple enough project. I slid two pieces of foam batting in my envelope, and I had a scrapbooking tool to make my holes. The tool was easier to manipulate than a pin. Each envelope is a different scent: black-orange tea with dried roses, cedar chips with dried lavender, and lemon-ginger tea with hibiscus flowers. I got the lavender and roses from Michaels, the teas from the grocery store, and the dried hibiscus flowers from Whole Foods. To make the envelopes, I used Martha’s butterfly template for the red envelope, I created the diamond pattern, and I printed out letters in 200-250 point font.

All in all, I am pleased with the outcome. I hope our coworkers enjoy them!


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  1. December 20th, 2006 | 12:57 am

    Wow! Those really turned out nice! I hope they smell as great as they look!

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