Snatch up a coffee filter and food coloring & reproduce this decor

Keeping a home smelling clean and fresh is important. Although some people may choose to head to the store in search of aromatic plug-ins, this DIY provides the option to save a little money and make one to your specifications. Using readily available materials and natural scents, it’s possible to freshen up a living space in just a few minutes.
A coffee filter provides the versatile yet durable base required to create a scented sachet that’s easy to fit in a drawer or tuck between pillows. The absorbent nature of a coffee filter makes it simple to dip the ends in a watercolor mixture, adding a decorative touch to the final product. A purple hue creatively plays homage to the lavender that can be placed inside the filter. This homemade sachet comes with plenty of rustic-chic appeal, so it can be displayed in a pretty dish while giving off its pleasant aroma.
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Materials
- Stainless steel bowl
- 1 cup of water
- Red and blue food coloring
- Spoon
- Bleached coffee filters, 1 for each sachet
- Hair dryer
- Dried lavender flowers
- Measuring spoon, 1 teaspoon
- Twine
- Scissors
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Instructions
1. Fill a stainless steel bowl with 1 cup of water.
2. Add 5 drops of red food coloring to the water and stir with a spoon.
3. Add 3 drops of blue food coloring to the water and stir the mixture until it’s purple. Add more food coloring for a darker shade.
4. Flip a bleached coffee filter upside down, and dip the ridged ends into the purple water for 10 seconds. Allow the water to reach about 2 inches up the side of the filter.
5. Dry the filter using a hair dryer.
6. Smooth the filter flat on a work surface.
7. Spoon 3 teaspoons of lavender flowers into the center of the filter.
8. Bundle the ridged edges of the coffee filter together so they meet in the middle with the purple ends facing up.
9. Unravel a length of twine from a spool, and tie it into a bow around the sachet just below the ridged portion of the filter.
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10. Cut the twine, and trim the ends of the bow as needed.
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