This is such a simple little craft that brings back a lot of memories for me. My grandma and I would sit at the table and make these ribbon trees using styrofoam cones, ribbons, and straight pins. My version uses hot glue to attach the ribbon, but the nostalgia is still there. Follow my easy tutorial to make your own glittery ribbon Christmas tree.
Don’t you just love gel air fresheners? Easy to move from place to place in your home, no worrying if your cat is going to knock over a burning candle..... but, they can start to eat into your budget if you use a lot of them like I do. Below, I’m going to show you how to make your own easy DIY gel air fresheners with just a few simple ingredients. Enjoy!
**Video tutorial at the end of this post**
What you need:
3/4 cup liquid potpourri (this will be heated)
1/4 cup liquid potpourri (this will not be heated)
1 tablespoon any kind of salt (acts as a preservative)
2 small envelopes of Knox gelatine (if you want to make a vegan version, use 4 tablespoons of agar agar powder)
a small glass jar
How to make it:
1: Pour 3/4 cup liquid potpourri into a saucepan. Add the salt.
2: Heat the potpourri/salt mixture over medium/high heat on a stovetop, stirring constantly, until the salt is dissolved. Remove from heat.
3: Sprinkle the Knox gelatine/agar agar over the liquid and stir until dissolved.
4: Add the 1/4 cup liquid potpourri, and stir. Pour into a glass container and let cool completely.
This gel air freshener will last roughly 30 days if you do not use a lid. It will dry up into a little hard blob on the bottom of the jar. Simply remove it and make a new batch! If you use a lid, make sure to punch holes in it so the fragrance can escape.
EDIT: If you viewed the old instructions and are looking for the supply list, I used half a skein of lime green eyelash yarn from Ice, half of a white car-cleaning cloth from Dollar Tree, and a 9-yard roll of wired red ribbon, also from Dollar Tree. Because this yarn is now difficult to find in stores and has to be ordered, I have switched to feather boas. These are more easily found in craft and party supply stores.
My kids love watching the Grinch every Christmas, and apparently many of you do as well! I was asked to make a Grinch-themed Christmas decoration and this is what I have: a Dollar Tree candy cane wreath form Grinch hand. Using bit of yarn and ribbon, you can create one of your own!
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