- fabric (I used craft fur)
- paperboard or paper
- marker or fabric pencil
- hole puncher
- essential oil(s)
- Draw your desired shape of air freshener on the paperboard. I used a jar to trace a circle. Cut out your shape.
- Do the same thing with two pieces of fabric. Be sure to trace on the back so that you don't mark the side you'll be displaying.
- Punch a hole into the paper. Place the paper over the backside of the fabric. Make where the hole will go on the fabric. Snip a little hole. Repeat on the other piece of fabric.
- Sandwich the paper between the fabric pieces. String the yarn through the holes.
- Glue everything together.
- Wanna make a face for your freshener? Doodle eyes and a mouth on scrap paperboard and glue them on. I made a different face for each side.
- Add 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) to each side of fabric. Be careful not to get the oil on your doodles, otherwise the ink will bleed.
- Let it air dry. I dried mine flat on top of the jar so that the oil wouldn't run onto my doodles.
- The freshener should stay fragrant for a few weeks. Add more oil when you need to.
- Do a happy dance cuz you've avoided cancer-causing toxins found in conventional car air fresheners.
I learned how to make this by reading How to Make Make a Non Toxic, Reuseable Air Freshener tutorial on WonderHowTo. It's got awesome illustrations by Yumi Sakuwaga.
Do you think you'll try making something like this?