Balsam Bird Sachets

Materials

  • Red velvet
  • White cotton
  • Green satin ribbon
  • Vermont Balsam (www.VTbalsam.com)
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Avocado; Asphaltum; Blue/Grey Mist; Santa Red

Tools

  • Sparrow stencil (StenSource)
  • Stencil adhesive
  • Stencil brushes
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Straight pins
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut desired size rectangles from velvet. Sew 1/4" hem along top edge. Pin material together with right sides facing; sew, leaving top open. Turn right side out.

STEP 2

  • Adhere stencil to white fabric. Stencil birds as desired. Let dry. Sew 1/4” line around image and fray edges. Glue stenciled image onto sachet.

STEP 3

  • Place balsam fir tips inside sachet and tie with ribbon.
by Niki Meiners
Balsam Bird Sachets
Balsam Bird Sachets