for dorms and retirements if done right!
You can buy gel air fresheners, but if you make your own you can
choose your own scent, color, and decorations. It's easy and fun!
For holiday appeal, consider layering different colored gels or
using seasonal fragrances (e.g., pine or cinnamon for Christmas).
Your choice of ribbon will dramatically affect your theme.
Choices of ribbon are endless and include gingham, (such as orange
gingham for Thanksgiving) to pin sheer ribbon, great for
bridesmaids or mothers Day gifts.
you will need:
Lace or Ventilated Fabric
Water Pearls or Crystals
Appropriate Ribbon (optional)
Mold Inhibitor (optional)
what water based color you want to match your scent.
Food dye is fine for this project.
In a half
gallon pitcher, mix one teaspoon of pearls for every six ounces
of hot water.
color quickly. Keep dropping dye until you get the color you
fragrance to desired level. Typically two pipettes full for
every 6 ounces you make. If you do not have pipettes, then two
teaspoons. Stir in very well.
You can add 1/20 of an ounce (one half a pipettes full) of
Germaben to prevent any molding. Mold is easy to come by when
dealing with water.
will absorb totally with one hour.
absorbed, pour into jars, using lace or lace like fabric to act
as a ventilator, and use a mason ring to hold the lace on. We
suggest a 6 to 8 inch in diameter circle cut for your topper.
Tie with a
pretty ribbon such as a sheer pink.
can even set on a coffee warmer to ensure fragrance throw,
although it will reduce the life of the product dramatically. It
is even best for a sick friend, when mixed with essential oils
that would help treat the air near them. We find some round
shaped Jelly Jars to be the prettiest presentation. So, we keep
them for this reason. It is true the wider the top of the jar—the
more throw the room will receive.