Monday Make A – Cornhusk & Lavender Sachet

July 20, 2009 at 10:33 am (Crafts, Decoration, Lammas, Lughnasadh, Magic, Monday, pagan, Witch)

Cornhusk & Lavender Sachets
From Belladonna

  • 2 or 3 cornhusks cut into 1/2" wide strips
  • Tacky craft glue
  • 1/2 cup dried lavender flowers or about 15 whole dried lavender flower heads
  • Lavender Essential oil (optional)
  • Natural coloring for the husks (optional)

 

Trim the harder butt-ends off the corn husks if necessary so the remaining husks will lie flat and even. Lay out five strips on a flat surface. Weave five more into these strips so that you have a woven square. Push the strips as close together as possible to form a tight weave. Fold the husk strip ends in half so they all lie on top of the woven square. Make sure you fold them right on the edges of the square for a nicely enclosed finished packet. Glue the ends of five strips together going in one direction so you have five flat parallel strips glued together and running across the packet. When the glue has dried, use your fingers to press on opposite sides of the packet so the "mouth" opens up, something like a coin purse, and you can pour the dried lavender inside. Add a few drops of essential oil if desired. Now you’ll be weaving the remaining strips to finish the packet. Beginning at one corner, look at whether the corner strip was inside or outside of the last one it wove through – if the strip was outside, weave it to the inside first. The same holds true if it was on the inside – weave it on the outside first. Now simply weave the strips in and out of the glued strips, tucking in the ends to lock them in place. Use your thumb to press the edges of the packet, forming a crisp fold. Trim off any excess husk ends if necessary. 

Cornhusk and lavender sachets unite the fragrance of summer with the crispness of autumn and are a great favor for any of the harvest festivals. 

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