How to Make Animal Friendly Wedding Sachets - BrianaDragon Creations

How to Make Animal Friendly Wedding Sachets

Be sure to check out our shop! New customers get a 5% off coupon!
Posted by / June 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

This site is completely ad-free. Please Support us by making a donation.

Image: Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Image: Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

It is dangerous to throw rice at weddings, so this article will teach you how to make animal-friendly sachets for your wedding.

What You’ll Need:

Bird seed
Fine mesh fabric
ribbon
other decorative items

1. Pick an outdoor bird food that consists mainly or exclusively of millet. Millet is a small, round, light-colored seed. Avoid foods that contain large seeds like sunflower.

2. Make sure your fabric, ribbon and decorative items match the colors of the wedding.

3. Cut your mesh into 5″-6″ squares. You can either use sharp scissors for straight lines, or use a pair of specialized shears to get a decorative edge.

4. Place the mesh into a ramekin or other small dish. This will allow you to fill the sachet without it spilling all over. Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of seed to each piece of fabric.

5. Gather the fabric up around the seeds, and secure with the ribbon. Use a simple bow, so they are easy to undo later.

6. If you like, you can add other decorative items like charms, flowers or other items, which will not only make them more attractive, but provide each guest with a souvenir.

7. Make one sachet for each guest. When the bride exits, the seed will be thrown in place of the traditional rice.

Rice is a bad idea, even though it is tradition, because small animals will eat the rice and it will swell inside them causing death. Seed is a creature-friendly alternative that you can feel good about. If you can’t find seed, you may choose to use a rice cereal. Since it is already processed, it will not expand when an animal eats it, and is fully biodegradable.

Disclaimer: Links on this site may lead to affiliate sources to help support this blog. We appreciate all purchases, but you are under no obligation. Not all linked products have been tested by the site owners.

Related:

The Path To Wholeness – Trying To Fix Everyo...
Views 280
Image: Public Domain, Pixabay In my last post for this series I wrote about the feeling of helplessness. A lot of that period of time in my life is ...
Briana’s Morning Yoga Challenge Day 22
Views 624
Welcome to day 22 of the challenge! If you're not sure what's going on, you can take a look at the introduction page. Be sure to comment and let me kn...
Crescent Moon Blue Beaded Pin – Early Phases
Views 450
You Get 1 pin Description Crescent moon design in iridescent blue and pearlescent white beads. Features Hand woven glass beads on safety pi...
Adventures in Halaweh Body Waxing 1
Views 330
Image: © Briana Blair Yesterday I said that I was going to be making halaweh body wax for the first time. Well, I did, and it’s been an adventure....

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!