Friday, December 31, 2010

Balsam Sachet from 2010

Just two days ago we took down our Christmas tree. Munchkin misses it quite a bit and is not comforted by the fact that we need the space back. So, I kept a little of the tree for safe keeping and sweet smelling. They say that people have a sense memory and that it is when we are first introduced to a smell (usually as a child) that we make that first connection. This little sachet will hold Munchkin's memories of Christmas.  
(If you are interested, I made the Snowman above out of homemade marshmallow fondant)

To make it I just trimmed two pieces of fabric into the shape of a heart. I turned them inside out and sewed most of it shut, leaving room to reverse the fabric. Once it is turned, pack it full with left over balsam  (I scooped mine right off from the tree skirt).  Hand sew the opening shut and around the edges to give it a primitive feel, if you like. Stitch the year onto it. 
This makes a very pretty ornament for your tree as well. Wouldn't it be great to have one from each year that you began having a tree of your own? Now I am wishing I had little more forethought. Well, we'll just have to start with the year 2010. :-) 

Happy New Year!!

I shared this post at these fabulous parties:

Frugalicious Friday
Works For me Wednesdays

Punkin Seed Productions

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Its So Very Cheri

The DIY Show Off
mmm button

topsy turvy tuesdays
Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Show and Tell Green
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden



Beyond The Picket Fence

Fantabulous Friday!

Sumo Sweet Stuff


  1. How sweet! What a lovely idea. We'll be taking our tree down soon and what a great way to remember Christmas 2010.

  2. I think this is a brilliant idea...

  3. This is such a lovely idea and a beautiful cosy looking creation too. Perfect!

  4. Aww, what a cute idea! Great ornament for next year, too!

  5. Lovely. You sure have been busy.

  6. What an awesome project! I love the idea of having them from each year.

  7. what a great idea! i love the smell of Christmas tree (I spent my high school years living on a Christmas tree farm. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!


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