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


  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.

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

  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.

  5. yes indeed, you are brilliant!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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


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