I love the scent of lavender... the light and delicate fragrance can so easily change my mood and make me smile. So to thank the teachers who so patiently and lovingly teach my sons, I thought I would create an air freshener that would also look pretty on their desk and maybe lift their mood a little in their busy day.
Now unlike my normal DIY ideas that are often quick and easy, this one took a little more time and effort which I thought was an apt way of showing how much I appreciate them.
I carried out this project over two days. First, I created fabric-lined jars by following the the Fellow Fellow DIY votive tutorial by Claire . I really love how they turned out.
In fact, after the scent has dissipated, the teachers can empty out the contents, line the bottom of the jar with the cloth and use it to store pencils or markers or red pens, I hear teachers use them all the time.
Here's what you need:
- fabric-lined jars
- cloth & twine
- essential oil
- baking soda
1. Fill the jar with baking soda about 1/4 way.
2. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil. (I would be generous here and go with 10 drops so the scent lasts for a while.)
3. Cover the jar with a piece of cloth and fasten it around with twine.
4. Trim off the excess cloth and give the jar a good shake.
There you have it! A special handmade air freshener that can be re-used as a really pretty storage container.
I really love the look of fabric in the jars and would love to make more of them. They didn't take long and dried up within a day. Hope you get to try it and have some fun!