By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
Since the girls are making gifts for everyone this year, I have been trying to figure out what they can make that people will not only want but can use. That is when I thought about these fun Christmas air fresheners for the cars.
The way I figure it, is pretty much everyone in the family has a car so they can all use one of these beauties. And my oldest had so much fun making them, she now can’t wait to give them to everyone. The hardest thing about making everyone a gift is holding on to them till Christmas, she wants to give them all away now.
As far as what scent you want to make these, it is totally up to you. We did some with just a gardenia sent, which I know is not really a Christmas sent however it is very light and smells great in the car (yes I had to try one out and have it hanging in the car already). We are also doing some with a pine sent which is also a very light sent. Since these are going in cars, I don’t want them to be too strong since they will be in a confined space.
Another thing to think about when picking a sent is if you use just regular scented oil you will need more oil than if you use essential oils. Essential oils are much stronger so a little goes a long way.
These would also make a great project for school, or a play-date group. And it will be a unique homemade gift that everyone will love.
- Air Freshener Template
- Firm Felt Paper (in white, black, red, and green)
- Scented Oil
- Eye Dropper
- Glue Gun
- Hole Punch
Cut out your template.
Trace your templates onto your firm felt paper and then cut them all out.
Using your glue gun glue the center of the flower onto the flower and the hat onto the snowman.
Punch a hole on the top of each air freshener.
Put your ribbon through the hole and tie off (try and make sure they are long enough to fit over the rear view mirror in a car)
Using your eye dropper put some scented oil on the back of each one.
Now you can wrap them up and give them as gifts or put them in stockings!