Friday, December 21, 2012

Yuletide Youtube: Keepeing the Sol in Solstice

Yuletide Youtube

Pic of the day: Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge

Yule sachets:

Juniper berries
Orange peel, grated
Orris root
Squares of your favorite holiday fabric
Colorful ribbon
Cinnamon sticks
Small bells

Mix the herbs together in a bowl. Blend varying proportions of each until you've got the scent you want -- here's a hint: start small!

Use a spoon to place the blended herbs into the center of a square of fabric. Pull the corners up and tie with the ribbon. Tie a cinnamon stick and a couple of bells in place as well. Use a second piece of ribbon to create a loop so you can hang the sachet if you like.

Timesaver tip: you can buy small tulle bags in holiday colors and spoon the herb blend into them. Pull the drawstring closed and tie shut, then hang up on your tree, or give them to a friend.

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