I like to have my kids make something meaningful for their grandparents at Christmas time every year.
It can be really tricky coming up with something they can all help with that we haven’t done already (go HERE to see what we have done in the past). Luckily, this year I have come up with three new project ideas, which I’m excited to share with you over the next few days!
Today’s project is the easiest to complete for kids and grown ups alike.
Okay, okay. So…that’s not so easy all the time. You can alternatively, use old pictures from the previous year instead, if you like. ;)
plain white envelopes
digital picture file
piece of fabric or cloth/towel
dried lavender sprigs/blooms
As you can see, I didn’t quite figure out my printer that well and I ended up with envelopes printed upside down. Does this matter? Not at all! This envelope will be sealed up in just a minute and it won’t matter a bit. So, if you run into the same snag, don’t fret and don’t waste anymore printer ink trying to fix it. :)
4. Fill your envelope with a couple tablespoons of dried lavender blooms. You don’t want it to be too puffy but you want there to be enough blooms in there to be nice and fragrant.
A note about where to get lavender blooms:
I harvested them from my yard this Fall. Growing your own is the least expensive option. If you don’t have a stash of blooms on hand, you may be able to purchase them locally at say…a whole foods type store. I would call around first or, order online. I found this listingon Amazon (affiliate links).
5. Seal it up and you’re all set!
You have a cute, memorable, and useful gift!
These sachets can be used to line clothing drawers. The lavender helps keep moths at bay and clothing smelling wonderful.
And…this comes together in almost no time at all. Whip up one or a whole stack at a moments notice, for any grandparent occasion. Maybe enlist your kids to help fill and lick the envelopes to get them involved even more.
Instead of a photo, you can use scrapbooking paper for the envelopes like I did in this post HERE.
You may also have your child draw a picture on the envelope and have them add pin pricks at the end. There are A LOT of possibilities! :)
Merry gift making! :)
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