Saturday, April 14, 2012

DIY Doily Air Freshner

We have a dog .... and while we bathe him regularly,
I'm always afraid that our house smells like dog!
or maybe more like diapers - it's a toss up.
and since there is nothing worse than a stinky house,
I'm a BIG fan of things that make my house smell yummy!

So when I found this tutorial online for a DIY Air Freshner,
I had to give it a try! :) It looked simple enough.

But then I ran into a few problems --
luckily I found a solution for every problem ...
and I love the final result so much more than I thought I would.
Oh - and it actually smells great -- so that's a bonus! :)

Problem #1: I didn't have any essential oils.
Solution: Hobby Lobby, Lavender Essential Oil ($6.99 + 40% off coupon)
(Tip: Candle/Soap making aisle)

Problem #2: I didn't have a cute mason jar.
Solution: An old minced garlic jar that I was saving for the perfect project.
Here was that project.

Problem #3: I didn't want tin foil because you would see mine -- I wanted something pretty! :)
Solution: A vintage Doily from my Grandmother & some twine.

So here's my DIY Doily Air Freshner --
Semi-Rustic.
Totally Adorable.
 Absolutely Simple.
and my room smells of lavenders, not dog. or diapers.
Win.Win.Win.

So, want to make your own Air Freshner?

You need:
- Baking Soda
- Any Glass Jar
- Doily
- Twine (or ribbon)
- Essential Oils (found at any craft store)
Just fill your small glass jar about 1/3 to 1/2 full and add about 8-10 drops of Essential Oils. You can always add more - but be careful not to put too much! Unless of course, you want to drown in a field of lavenders. Then use the whole bottle. :)

Also - just stir it up when the smell starts to fade and it will be awesome again!
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5 comments:

  1. Oh, I know what you mean about worrying whether your house smells like dog...I am always afraid of that with ours too!!! This is such a great and easy way to keep the rooms smelling good. I know what I will be using my next Hobby Lobby coupon on:-) And where did you get that absolutely adorable owl vase???? I love it!!!

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  2. This is so awesome! The baking soda will certainly hold the fragrance-unlike spray room sprays! I have fallen in love with black coconut oil--I use it as perfume and get raves about it and have been trying to figure out other ways to use it-this works! THanks for linking up! Blessings, Sharon

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  3. I like these homemade recipes for stuff like this - so much better than the perfumy air fresheners. Thanks, Linda Pinning this.

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  4. That's awesome, I'm going to try it! Thanks!

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  5. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun & Crafty link party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

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