Introduction: 5 Minute Forever and a Day Air Freshener

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So I bought a $8 air freshner "packet" that lasted about a month. It had some sort of plastic beads inside a fabric pouch. I liked it. But I didnt like the price tag. So by accident and obsession, I discovered a very easy, very fast, make at home imitation air freshener that lasts just as long. Well, I'm just guessing here, I just made them last week, but the smell is so fresh and potent that I believe it will last for a while.

Step 1: Get Your Stuff

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So you will need three things:

Purex Crystals (in the laundry dept.)
mesh fabric or tulle netting (with tiny holes)
sewing machine

Step 2: Piece It

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So cut yourself a 5'x10' or so rectangle of the tulle, netting or mesh.

Fold in half, hamburger style.

Sew two sides- about 1/2 inch from the side
(get creative, on these pictured I used a simple stitch, but I have prettier ones that I will use for gifts)

Fill the packet with about two tablespoons of the crystals.

Sew the open side.


Step 3: Notes

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I dont know the safety or fire proof capabilities of these air fresheners. The crystals are made for clothes so they shouldnt stain anything. But they are perfect for the car, which is why I made them or a closet. I havent made any with elastic loop "hangers" but I think that would be a good idea too. Make. Smell. Enjoy!


HeidiW1 (author)2014-08-01

If you want instant fresh air like when you're having company just put a small pot of water on to boil and add a very small amount of the crystals to the water and simmer for about 10-15 minutes just before company is due to arrive. Works like a charm. Instant fresh air without having to plan ahead.

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