Envelope Sachets

Making sachets is easy when you embellish envelopes with designs of small holes and add scented ingredients. For personalized sachets, punch out friends' initials on colored envelopes.

Envelope Sachets

Photography: Catherine Gratwicke

Source: Martha Stewart Living


  • Graph paper (optional)

  • Cutting mat

  • Piece of felt

  • T-pin (available at crafts stores)

  • Glue stick


  1. Use our heart or butterfly templates, or make your own pattern. Graph paper is good for creating a grid design (such as the one shown at top left). Working on a cutting mat or piece of felt, lay your template over an envelope.

  2. With a T-pin, punch holes through the template and envelope until the dotted design is complete.

  3. Fill the envelope with blends of scented ingredients. We like the following combinations: cedar tips, cedar shavings, and lavender; orange tea and dried roses; and lemon verbena, chamomile and dried lemon peel. (Vary the amount depending on the envelope size; we used 1 tablespoon in the gift-card envelope.)

  4. With a glue stick, seal the envelope.

  5. Poke whimsical designs in your paper envelopes, then add your choice of aromatic blends.


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