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Potpourri Air Freshener
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Easy Air Freshener
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Choose from several methods to make an air freshener for Dad's car, Mom's kitchen or Grandma's closet: 





Here's an economical gift the whole class can make for just a few dollars. This idea come from Angela of Portland, Oregon. Thanks Angela!


You need:



Fill jar with potpourri. Cover with a paper doily or tulle. Secure with rubber band. Tie a ribbon around the jar to hide the rubber band.  Hot glue ribbon rose to ribbon.

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Submitted by Annie Paquette

You need:

  • Potpourri
  • 2 Pearl Beads
  • Clam Shell (two halves that fit together)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Posterboard
  • Paint or Markers (optional)

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Hot glue two clam shells together so that they are open. Take a few pieces of potpourri and hot glue the pearl beads to them. Set aside. Cut a piece of poster board into an oval. Hot glue the oval to the bottom of the shell. Fill the shell with potpourri. You can paint or color the poster board before you glue it on to the shell to match the color of the counter, table, etc.

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Here's a pretty air freshener for the closet, the bathroom or any room.

You need:

  • Small, Empty Valentine's Day Candy Box
    (Bottom Only)
  • Tacky Glue
  • Lace
  • Gold Cord
  • Felt
  • Potpourri

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Trace around the heart on a piece of felt. Cut out. Glue lace all around the back edge. Glue gold cord to top back for hanging. Glue felt over back.

Spread a thin layer of tacky glue on the inside of the heart box. Fill with potpourri. Tap out extra. Let dry. 

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Finally, a use for all those free cd's you get in the mail!

You need:

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Trace around CD onto felt or foam. Cut out and glue to printed side of CD. Shiny side will be up. Secure candle to middle of CD with wax or glue. Glue wreath to CD. Decorate with potpourri and gold beads

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Make a great gift for Grandma for her closet or her Christmas Tree.

You Need:

  • Liquid Starch
  • Cotton Yarn
  • Small, Round Balloon
  • Disposable Bowl
  • Potpourri with Large Pieces
  • Lace for Trim
  • Newspaper
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Blow up the balloon to about 3". Cover your surface with newspaper and hang the balloon above it. Pour a cup of Linit® Liquid Starch into a disposable bowl. Cut yarn into 1 yard pieces. Dip into starch and wrap around balloon. Continue until you have the balloon evenly covered with yarn. You will have spaces with the balloon showing through but make sure they are small enough that big pieces of potpourri will not fall out.

Let dry overnight. Pop balloon and pull it out. Snip a few strands of yarn near the top of the ball. Push potpourri through the opening. Use glue gun to close strands. Decorate with lace and make a hanger out of cord. 

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Makes a beautiful hostess gift for the holidays. Heat from the lights gently releases the scent of potpourri into the air.

You need:

  • 1 Empty Quart Jar
  • Potpourri
  • 1 Strand of 35 Christmas Lights
    (Not Extra Bright)
  • Lace Doily
  • Rubber Band
  • Ribbon


Layer potpourri and lights inside clean glass jar. Leave plug end of cord outside the back of the jar. Place doily over the mouth of the jar. Use rubber band to secure doily in place. Cover rubber band with ribbon tied in a bow.

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Bring one for the hostess of the holiday party with "baking" instructions.

You need:


Roll out Flour/Salt Dough to fit into bottom of pie pan. Trim off extra leaving about 1/2" around edge. Mold this extra dough into a fluted edge by pressing it on to plate edge and pinching with your thumb and forefinger to form design.

Fill with potpourri.

Roll out more dough (about 1/4" thick) and cut six 1" strips. Lay strips across top of pie, weaving them as shown. Let dough harden overnight before "baking".

Baking Instructions:

Place pie inside warm oven. Potpourri scent escapes into the air.

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Easy for all ages. Looks as good as it smells!

You need:

  • Plastic Lid (3"-4" diameter)
  • 6" Yarn or String
  • White Glue
  • Potpourri
  • Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)


Lightly coat the inside of the plastic lid with petroleum jelly. Squeeze a thin layer of glue inside the lid. Make sure the entire bottom is covered. Add a layer of potpourri on top of the glue arranging it to fit the shape of the lid. Leave a small area open about 1/2" from the edge to push your string through. Cover the potpourri with another layer of glue. If you are using big, chunky potpourri set it aside to dry. If you are using potpourri with smaller pieces you may prefer more than one layer with glue between each layer. After it dries, remove from lid. And add a loop of yarn or string for hanging.

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Designed especially for the littlest crafters with help from Mom or Dad.

You need:

  • Poster Board
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • 6" Yarn
  • Tacky Glue
  • Potpourri


Cut shape out of poster board. Use our patterns as guide or make your own. Punch hole in top and add yarn loop. Have child put tacky glue on one side and sprinkle potpourri on it. After it dries, repeat for the 2nd side.

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These are SO easy to make and fun too!

Potpourri Dough

You need:

  • Potpourri Dough (see recipe below)
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Ribbon (Optional)

Ingredients for Dough

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of potpourri
up to 1/2 cup of water


Mix together flour, salt and potpourri. Gradually add water until dough holds together. Shape or use cookie cutters. Refrigerating the dough will make it easier to work with. Let air dry. Before dry, poke through with a pencil and run a ribbon to hang. Or, just glue a ribbon on to decorate if you don't wish to hang it.

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This is one of my favorite projects. It's great for all ages and comes out really nice, all the time.

You need:

  • Molding Potpourri (recipe below)
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Non-stick Spray
  • Wax Paper


6 oz potpourri
Up to 1 1/2 to 2 cups white glue


Cut and/or break up potpourri into smallish pieces. Gradually mix in glue until potpourri holds together.


Make Molding Potpourri. Spray cookie cutter and a piece of wax paper with non-stick spray. Working on wax paper, firmly press potpourri into cookie cutter. Remove when lightly set (about 20 minutes). Let dry overnight. Add ribbon if desired.

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