Anyways, I was at a Scentsy party a while back and I saw the "Scentsy Buddies". They are super cute and as if that were not enough they have a compartment oinside of them where you can put a "scent" in them. The scent packs are like little sachets that come in several of the Scentsy smells. When I saw these it was like a light bulb went off in my head! "Duh silly!! You sew, you can make this!!" So, that's just what I did! Im here to share withyou how you can make you own "Scented Lovie"!
3/4 c. rice (not instant)
scented oil in your child's favorite scent
jar with lid
funnel or zip-lock baggie with small hole cut in corner to funnel rice into pouch
First you have to make a sachet. Its really sipmple. All you have to do is mix 3/4 c. dry rice (not instant) in with 1 tsp. scented oil (I got mine at Wally in the candle section, but you could probably find them at craft stores and maybe even health food stores) in a mason jar with lid (you will only need the rim of the lid, not the flat top part). Then you place a scrap of fabric on top and screw on the rim over the fabric. Lastly, shake a couple times a day for about a week or until the rice is once again dry and the oil has soaked in.
Meanwhile, make your pouch the rice will go in. Cut two squares of fabric that are 4in X 4in. Sew right sides together, leaving an opening big enough to pour the rice in. Next fill with dried rice and close the seam. You can slip stitch it if you want, but I just ran it through the machine. Now you have a sachet to put in your "Scented Lovie"!
Now to prepare your Lovie!
Either buy a stuffed animal or pick one out that your child already owns. If your kids are anything like mine you have a MILLION of these beady eyed things laying all over the house!!
Find a seam on the back or on the bottom. (I think a seam in the back is best, if there is one. I don't know about you, but ripping the seam open on the bottom is just a little disturbing to me!! hehe!) and take apart the seam about 5 inches long, using a seam ripper. Remove most of the stuffing from the body area to make it easier to sew.
Now take your Velcro and measure out how much you need by comparing it to your hole in the stuffed animal. Cut the Velcro to length.
Sew the Velcro along the outside of both sides of the opening. Replace the stuffing.
Place the sachet in the stuffed animal and close the Velcro by folding the two sides in together.
And Viola! You have a Scented Lovie to give to your child. They will love having this special friend who smells like their favorite scent! I took my daughters with me and let them pick out a scent that they liked!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it easy to follow. As always feel free to ask any questions you might have! I always try to respond to your comments! Thanks for taking a look!
Have a blessed day!