My MIL gave me a set of spiced mug mats for Christmas. I had never seen these before but they are a really awesome gift, especially since I am a coffee drinker. They look a little 'folksy' for my taste which got me thinking, I could do that! I could totally make a set out of a way cuter fabric.
So I offered one up as a sacrifice and dissected it. As I found out, much simpler than I could have imagined.
We have our fabric, a layer of batting, the potpourri, a second layer of batting and then fabric.
After a little poking around on the internet, (how I love the internet and google search) I discovered that the potpourri used is dried orange peel. Smells absolutely heavenly!
So I have now taken the liberty of ordering some fabric to reproduce some for gifts (and a set for myself of course). I am also going to poke around a little more on the internet to see if I should make my own potpourri or just buy some and I have some batting laying around my art room. So, once I have everything together I will make a few and post a tutorial. So stay tuned for that!