Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Car Freshener

Ok, so I'm sitting in traffic on the way to work one morning, staring at my little tree air freshener when I get an a HAA!! moment. I could make my own, pretty car air freshener! My brain starts working a mile a minute, what supplies to use, where do I get the scent? In no time at all, I came up with this. I simply took two thin coasters (absorbent, will hold a lot of scent) cut them out with my Spellbinders labels die, and decorated the outsides just like any other card project.
The only difference was I had two coasters with only one side decorated, so I could sandwich some ribbon, or twine, whatever you're going to use to hang it, in between the layers. I also applied a liberal amount of Scent my Cards to the inside of the coaster sandwich, then after it had dried thoroughly, glued the coasters together. I added some beaded flowers to hang from the bottom of the bow, and it's ready to hang from my rearview mirror! I love it! I can change it up for the seasons, and if I want to add more scent, I can just apply some more the DP. It doesn't show a stain at all once it dries.
Pretty cool, huh?
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento, Distress
Paper: Coasters, Cosmo Cricket, Prism, Bristol vellum
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels, Martha Stewart doily punch, silk ribbon, beads, wire, colored pencils, OMS, Stickles, Scent My Cards

8 comments:

  1. Wow, how clever are you?! Very!!
    Hehe. Great job! Love it!

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  2. Wow, great idea! It came out just beautiful. These will also make cute stocking stuffers.

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  3. What a great idea, would never have thought of it myself but if it doesn't smell good, it certainly looks it!!!
    Clairex

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  4. AMAZING! Now you've got super pretty and useful! I often think about cards in the car, but have never had the notion to make car air fresheners. Bet you could sell these beauties. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Now that's cool! And gorgeous! I want one of these hanging in my car! What great gifts too! Thanks for sharing this awesome project!

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  6. Your creativity is blowing my mind....and making a dent in the checkbook. I just ordered from scent my cards. What a great idea. Thanks.

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  7. You are one SMART COOKIE, what a great idea. TFS hugs...

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