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Sunday, December 7, 2014

DIY: Cedar Sachet

Hello Little Dears,

Today I want to share with you my latest upcycle project.   It is a simple, yet useful project and can help in storing and preserving your wool sweaters and scarves.  It is a do-it-yourself cedar sachet.

You will need cotton and pure cedar oil, and also something to put the cotton in.  Today I used an old mothball hanger.

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This is the cedar oil that I'm using.   As you can see I paid less than $6 for the bottle and a little goes a long way.  It smells amazing!   Very strong!

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Here is my mothball hanger.

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You will open it up (it just snaps open) and remove any remnants of the old mothball disk.  In my case all that was left is the plastic wrap that was around it.

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The next item is your cotton.  I used some old cotton that was inside of a vintage jewelry roll that broke down when I washed it. 

You can also use cotton balls.  If you do use cotton balls you will need to open them up and mash them together to make a large ball.

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Next, you will take your oil and blot the cotton with it.  You will need anywhere between 15-20 drops of oil depending on the size of your cotton. 

Do NOT completely saturate the cotton with the oil.  If you do then the oil could leak out onto your clothes, and then you will be trying to get oil stains out of them.  Not good!

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Once you have blotted the cotton with the oil you will form it so that the oil is inside of the cotton, with dry cotton on the outside.  Shape it and put it into the hanger.

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Then snap it shut.  Done!

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I am also going to make some more using cute organza bags.  I even found some adorable moth card stock so I can make "Cedar Sachet" tags for the bags.  

You can also use different light weight fabrics to make your own bags.  For example:  cotton, cheese cloth, muslin, or tulle.  I would avoid satin,) because if the oil leaks onto the fabric the stains would be a lot more visible. 

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I hope you found this tutorial useful!   Rest easy...your wool is safe!

Love,
Myria

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