Easy DIY Car Air Freshener

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By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

This simple little air freshener lets you sweeten the air in your car with your scent of choice. The wood heart is soaked in the essential oil or oils of your choice for a custom air freshener that works great and looks super cute.

This is a great beginner macrame project that can be finished in less than 15 minutes and requires only a square knot and a wrapping knot.



Drill a small hole in the heart at the top but off to the side.

Place the wood heart in a small dish and drip essential oil of your choice on it. You want the entire heart to be covered with the essential oil but you do not need so much that there is a pool. Let the heart soak in the essential oil for a few hours until all the oil is absorbed into the wood.

Once the heart is dry it is time to add the cord. Cut the cord about 3 1/2 feet long. Loop the middle of the cord into the hole in the heart leaving a loop about 4 1/2 inches long.

Using the two longer cords, tie square knots around the 4 1/2 inches long loop until you have a loop about 2 inches left. Make sure the heart fits through the loop before moving on. If it does not fit undo some of the square knots until it does fit. 

Hold a folded string against the square knots and begin wrapping one of the cords around the folded string, the loop, and the other loose end. The wrapping should sit just above the last square knot and be fairly tight.

After about 4 wraps insert the loose end into the loop made from the folded string.

Pull the folded string bringing the loose end under the wrapped cord. Pull tight to secure the knot. Trim the two loose ends that will be sticking out on either side of the wrapped cord.

When the heart is treaded through the loop it forms a loop from which it can hang. Simply bend the cord over the rod of the rearview mirror, insert the heart through the loop and pull tight.

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About Amy

Amy has been making all sorts of art and crafts since childhood but she really got into designing crafts when she began running a crafting booth at the local farmers market. Amy now runs a blog The EcoCrafter where she draws from her experience crafting with hundreds of families to make fun low and no waste crafts. She believes crafting is a great family pastime and includes tips to adapt her crafts to include the whole family.

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