This simple havdalah spice pouch project is perfect to give as a little party favor this holiday season, and fun to whip up as well. For those who aren't familiar with havdalah, it is the ceremony that is performed Saturday night to usher out the 25 hour period we call shabbat or shabbos. In the havdalah ceremony three blessings are made on material things, one on wine, one on fire, and one on spices. After the blessing is made on the spices all of those where are present sniff the spices, which might be in the form of fresh herbs (in our home we generally use cuttings from my lemon verbena plant) dried spices, or a fragrant natural oil of some kind. The most popular and convenient option is to use dried spices, so these little bags are certainly sweet and useful!
And of course, one could also use this idea to make little lavender sachets to put in drawers, how about that?
This project is brought to you by sewjewish.com, so I'll stop talking and present you with this fun DIY havdalah spice pouch craft: