Herb and Flower Scented Stationary

Herb and Flower Scented Stationary

By Brenda Hyde

Add a charming touch to your cards and notes by scenting your stationery paper. Place the paper in a resealable plastic bag. Place two or three drops of your favorite essential oil (rosemary would be great for holiday notes) on a cotton ball and carefully place it in the plastic bag but not on top of the paper. This works well when you lay the bag flat in a cupboard or on a shelf where it won't be bothered. Seal the bag and wait! This doesn't take long to scent the paper-check again in a week. Rose oil is also a lovely scent to try, as is lavender.

Another alternative is placing your stationery in a plastic tub or resealable plastic bag with scented soap, wax potpourri tarts or candles. Leave them for about a week, and they will also scent the paper. You can also do this with an empty journal to scent the pages!

If you are giving the stationery as a gift glue a sprig of the herb or a dried pressed flower to the lid of the stationery box with craft glue or hot glue and tie with a pretty ribbon.

About the author:

Brenda Hyde is the editor of Old Fashioned Living and a freelance writer. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children.


Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

Read More…
Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

Read More…
antibiotics online canadian drugs antibiotics antibiotics from canada