Balsam Bird Sachets

By  Niki Meiners 

size: varies

  • Balsam Bird Sachets


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


  • Sparrow stencil (StenSource)
  • Stencil adhesive
  • Stencil brushes
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Straight pins
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3. Place balsam fir tips inside sachet and tie with ribbon.