Introduction: Fancy Air Freshener

I see these sticks-in-a-jar type of air fresheners all the time at stores, but you can make them for a lot cheaper if you have a few things lying around the house. Even if you don't its still less expensive than what they're going for at the stores. This one cost me $2 to make. Anyway enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

I guess the hardest part to this instructable is getting the materials. You'll need...

- bamboo skewer sticks (these can be found at the grocery store probably in the grilling isle)
- a small vase or container (i got mine at ikea for $2 but really anything smallish with a small neck will work)
- smelly stuff (i used this body spray stuff that i found around the house but cheap oil air fresheners would probably work i got the other one shown at a dollar store)

Step 2: Assemble!

This is really as easy as you'd think it'd be. Pour smelly stuff in vase. Insert sticks. Ta Da!

Step 3: Just a Few More Things.

For starters it helps to saturate the sticks before putting them in the vase. For my particular project it took a few days for the smell to get going. After that was done I found it only really gets out to about a 6 ft radius so if you have a big room you might want to make a few. But all these things probably depend on the type of smelly thing you use. So you might want to play around with it a little to get your desired smell strength and such. Thanks for reading & good luck!

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viiieira (author)2011-06-20

thanks for the instructable :D
I just make mine in 2minutes and it works very well
...I used a brush to saturate the sticks, and I put the vase in front of an open window to spread the fragrance faster

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IcedWinterViolets (author)2009-02-25

It works really well with pure peppermint extract, which you can get at a grocery store for pretty cheap.

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upriverpaddler (author)2008-08-25

Anybody have a good recipe for the oil?

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ChrysN (author)2008-08-24

It looks really nice. I have the perfect vase for it so I'm going to go try it right now.

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