Introduction: Crafty Homemade Car Air Freshener

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A nifty nice smelling air freshener that fits your lifestyle and whatever you desire it to be. 
(In other words, it's a custom air freshener.) 

Step 1: What You Need

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What you need:
- Hole Puncher
- Scissors
- A print out of your favorite image or sprite.
- Tape
- Stapler
- Fabric Softener
- Rubber bands

Step 2: Step 1

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-Take your printed images and cut them out. 
-Use the cut images to cut the same shape out of the fabric softener. 

Step 3: Step 2

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After completing step 1, 

- Use tape to help you align the image to the fabric softener sheet.
- Staple after you've aligned the layers together 

Step 4: Step 3

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-Punch a hole on the top of your air freshener.
-Tie rubber band(s) to the hole. 

Step 5: Now What Do I Do Now?

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Now you have your fresh smelling air freshener. You can put it in your car or in a locker. You can put it in your drawer if you want too. I hope you have enjoyed this instructable.

By the Way, if you park your car outside on a nice hot or sunny day, the dryer sheets will be activated by heat and  will smell even better! Why? Because the car is like dryer, it heats up and the heat activates the smell.

Thank you and Enjoy!


Getripped (author)2014-02-27

I love this idea. So simple but cute. Thanks for the tips.

dkfa (author)2011-09-24

Alright! Front page once again!
Thanks to whoever featured my instructable again.

ConcorX (author)2008-05-11


sev17 (author)ConcorX2009-06-14

the cak is neither lie nor truth until proven otherwise

DIYerr (author)sev172010-04-08

 So if I never play portal, and thus can never observe either the cake's truthfulness or lack of, then according to Schrödinger's 1935 thought experiment, the cake is both a truth and a lie.


Steen (author)2009-07-29

Doesn't it say "WORKSHOPS"?

Kaiven (author)2008-05-10


Duct Tape Dude (author)Kaiven2009-06-14


dkfa (author)Kaiven2009-01-19

This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. Aperture Science We do what we must because we can. For the good of all of us. Except the ones who are dead. But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake. And the Science gets done. And you make a neat gun. For the people who are still alive. I'm not even angry. I'm being so sincere right now. Even though you broke my heart. And killed me. And tore me to pieces. And threw every piece into a fire. As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you! Now these points of data make a beautiful line. And we're out of beta. We're releasing on time. So I'm GLaD. I got burned. Think of all the things we learned for the people who are still alive. Go ahead and leave me. I think i prefer to stay inside. maybe you'll find someone else to help you. maybe Black Mesa... THAT WAS A JOKE, HA HA, FAT CHANCE. Anyway this cake is great. It's so delicious and moist look at me still talking when theres science to do when i look out there it makes me glad I'm not you i've experiments to run there is research to be done on the people who are still alive. and believe me I am still alive I'm doing science and I'm still alive i feel fantastic and I'm still alive while your dying ill be still alive and when your dead i will be still alive still alive still alive

Kaiven (author)dkfa2009-01-19

Yes, yes, we all know.

tarzioo (author)2009-02-21

wow! what a great idea! I think i'm going to make one for my car! thanks! x_X

corsi (author)2008-08-25

is that from vg cats? or is it just me

JOOSEd (author)2008-08-25

i love this instructable. i recently made a paper mario air freshener. for other results you could just put a regular air freshener under your design. but tat kind of defeats the purpose of saving money.

skaldedgrifon (author)2008-08-17

Hey this was neat. I've found those boughten trees are pretty strong so I will try this with a simple pine freshener sheet and a clip art tree for fun. Thanks for posting.

PetervG (author)2007-10-05

I just made some Mario things for myself.

PetervG (author)PetervG2007-10-05


AceFace (author)PetervG2008-05-10

Magic Missile!!!

PetervG (author)PetervG2007-10-05


MatrixPhreak (author)PetervG2007-10-24

This was a triumph! Anyway, this cake is great (it's so delicious and moist!)

spiffybit (author)2007-10-17

Great idea! The store-bought air fresheners are too strong and expensive.

ainseliz27 (author)2007-10-09

I might use this as a guideline for my own airfreshener. I thought about doing this only with cloth instead of paper, and instead of fabric softener using crushed potpurri. Oh, and how could I forget, great Instructable.

jessyratfink (author)2007-10-06

This is a really cute idea. I keep dryer sheets in my trunk and they keep my car smelling pretty nice. :)

Santas little helper (author)2007-10-06

whatb do you search on google to find that kind of pixle look btw i love this instructable good job

dkfa (author)2007-10-05

hey thx guys for enjoying my instructable! ~instructables rocks!!!

bonzocl (author)2007-10-05

Impresionante ... no se si será porque cacho poco inglés ...o porque no contaste como se impregna de olor tu inventito. cris

trebuchet03 (author)2007-10-05


!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-10-05

awesome! :-) but mabe reinforce it with cardboard? nxt may when i get a car i will def. have to make 1 o these :-) hmmm.... mabe ill use a pic of this :-P **warning this pic may be inapropriate to ppl under 18**
that would be sweet lol

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