Thursday, December 13, 2012

Air Freshener Gifts Weekend Project

Today I wasn't sure what I was going to do for my blog post.  But as I was looking through my emails I saw something that was not only fun but would make great last minute inexpensive gifts.  I found these fun and easy air fresheners.  I looked in the cupboard and found a canning jar and a ring.  Now with the temps in the 20's here it was impossible to go outside and spray paint the ring white like the instructions suggested.  Sometimes I think these types of projects should be offered in the summer or early fall months so those of us who in colder climates can make these things the way the instructions show.  But since I don't live where it is warmer and I'm NOT going to spray paint inside my home, my ring is just going to have to be the original silver color.  The ribbon I added around the outside of it does help to hide it though.  And personally, I like the silver look.  I'm not overly fond of the gold ones, they do have a cheaper look to them but the silver one I can live with.  

Now if you don't have the time to mix up a batch of anything smelly for the inside you can go to the Dollar Tree or your local dollar store and find some bath salts (that smell nice) and use them in the jar instead.  This way you don't have to spend much money on any of the ingredients.  The baking soda is pretty inexpensive but the essential oils can get a bit pricey depending on which fragrances you use.  

Here I used some bath salts that I had mixed up a while back.  I kept them in a sealed jar so they are as fresh smelling as the day I made them. 

After layering my decorative paper on a couple pieces of card stock for thickness, I punched some holes in them and set them inside the lid.  I added the bath salts and then the ribbon and the jar was done.  SO easy, SO simple, SO cute and SO inexpensive!!!  Oh, I forgot to mention that I got the idea and basic instructions for these here.  

You can also make these for Hostess gifts, Customer Appreciation gifts and even as a Make N Take.  And of course they are great for Craft Fairs.

Now go make some yourself!

Thanks for visiting today,
Wanda

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