After much deliberation, it was decided. I would finally make the time to create some Wax Sachets for Gifts that I’d been dreaming about.
This year I wanted to host a French-themed Mother’s Day Luncheon to celebrate the holiday in style. After settling on a fabulous menu from cocktails to desserts, I knew I needed a really special Guest Party Favor. (the entire menu and recipes will be in an upcoming post, so be on the look out!)
I had been dabbling with the idea of giving my guests a lovely botanical-laced wax sachet. But how could they also become a part of my Mother’s Day Luncheon tablescape?
I think I came up with some really creative and beautiful options as you can see in the image above. What do you think, did they come out special enough for a Mother’s Day party favor? I surely think they did!
Making all kinds of beautiful and fragrant wax sachets for gifts is really easy, but you need to follow some simple tips. That’s why I’ve created these handy printable instructions to have next to you while making your customized wax sachets.
I’ll tell you a little later how to get your copy of my Wax Sachet Instructions PDF to use as a reference tool. I actually laminated mine to keep in my crafts file. (I spilled melted wax on my first copy!)
Simply sprinkling some lavender buds or rose petals into your molds will produce a lovely set of wax sachets for gifts. Especially when you choose a complimentary fragrance to lightly scent lingerie drawers or closets.
And yes, all these fabulous backer cards and hang tags are in the IFAFL Subscriber’s Resource Library! They’re ready to be downloaded and used to make fabulous gifts for friends and family. I’ll tell you all about the printables and how to embellish them with pretty assorted papers, ribbons and such.
Want to get a little more fancy? Here’s a few techniques to try while you’re inspired making your wax sachets for gifts.
Shadow Floral Method –
Pressed Flower Art Method –
It’s lots of fun to mix and match essential oils to make your own custom scents. Just write down the name of the fragrance on your hang tags or backers cards and they’re ready to gift!
So now I’m sitting at my dining room table with all my adorable backer cards and hang tags before me.
I printed all of the backer cards and hang tags on white cardstock paper. They need the thicker paper to be used for this purpose.
I couldn’t just have them sitting on my lace tablecloth, right? So I decided they needed some incredible packaging that would enhance the tablescape too!
Get creative using all kinds of papers, which can include some of this super-cool corregated colored papers.
I simply cut a sheet an inch larger, glued on the floral sheet and punched a hole through the layers for my ribbon. Don’t let it get too complicated, invest in a crafting-quality paper cutter to make your life easy!
Here I used some stiff cardboard from inside my ream of paper to make the “sachet trio” card sturdier. Once you attach the three sachets, it needs the extra support for the weight.
Again, after gluing them together, I punched the holes through both layers to thread my twine through.
This decorative backer is made for 3 smaller-sized wax sachets, just a few inches in length or width. These little cuties were made in the pink silicone molds pictured above in the supplies section of this post.
For these botanical wax sachets, I placed them into tulle pouches and used a hang tag on the sachet. I scored a package of 50 pieces for $9.99 on Amazon, so I’ll have them for lots of cool projects and gifts too!
One has the tag attached to the sachet inside the pouch, and the other uses the hang tag on the outside. The choice is yours!
Use your imagination and find some really pretty scrapbooking papers, metallic sheets, or even decorative vellum or acetate.
The choices at the craft store is astounding!
Personally, I just shuffled through my stash of deco-papers to find what I could use. It pays to keep your leftover crafting supplies! Most used only a portion of an already cut sheet!
Try layering different textures or tearing the edges for a totally different look. I love handmade papers that have texture or botanicals inside. The possibilities are endless.
And don’t even get me started on twines, ribbons and strings to tie them on with! There too you have a multitude of choices to give you the exact vibe you want for your wax sachets for gifts. Elegant, boho chic, you get the picture!
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, wouldn’t it be amazing to have a Mother’s Day Planner? One that will keep you organized and make sure all the little things are taken care of?
Well that’s exactly how your Mother’s Day weekend will be when you download my MOTHER’S DAY PLANNER! It’s a comprehensive planning tool that will help you keep all the details in one place so nothing will be forgotten.
If you’re having friends and family over for Mother’s Day, or hosting a Mother’s Day Breakfast, Luncheon or Party, you’re covered! Right in the Mother’s Day Planner I’ve included a Custom Printable Mother’s Day Celebration Invitation PDF. INVITATIONS… Done!
Here’s a sample of the planning pages, worksheets and printables contained in this comprehensive Mother’s Day Planner.
And how about a selection of PRINTABLES and PROJECTS to enhance this year’s Mother’s Day with your friends and family?
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