Scented Room Spray {Holiday Craft Along Gifts}

I am thrilled to be apart of this years Holiday-Inspired “Bake, Craft & Sew” Along over at Acccording to Kelly. They are baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season! {Be sure to check out the links below}I just adore the holidays and simply love giving to all of the special people around me. Each year as my ‘give to’ list continues to grow; I like to come up with small handmade gifts to ensure I have a little something for everyone, to show my appreciation. {Plus it is always nice to have hostess gifts on hand for the multitude of holiday gatherings that pop up}

Today I’d like to share an easy and simple recipe for Scented Room Spray that essentially anyone can put together. The initial supplies cost just a few dollars and you’ll be sure to have enough finished product to cross of many people on your list.

The base ingredients for the spray are Witch Hazel and Distilled Water. Witch Hazel can be found in the health and beauty section and costs just a little over $1. Distilled Water can be found at any grocer and runs just under $1 for an entire gallon.

Just about any scented oil can be used to scent the spray. You can use essential oils or fragrance oils, such as the ones above, which are mainly used for scenting candles and soaps. I purchased mine from an online retailer, however many local craft stores also carry them as well.

To make, simply mix;
4 ounces of Distilled Water
2 ounces of Witch Hazel
and 1 tablespoon of Scented Oil
The recipe can be adjusted as needed to fill any size containers.
Stir to mix well and let sit while you prepare your bottles.
{Note: the picture above is prior to stirring; the oils and water will combine}

You can purchase spray bottles however I like to recycle bottles I have on hand. If you do decide to use recycled bottles make sure they are cleaned very well. You do not have to worry about removing the labels as they can be easily covered up!

Using scrap fabric, cut into strips making sure they are wide enough to cover the labels completely. Using tiny dabs of hot glue, adhere the fabric directly onto the bottles.

You can really get creative with embellishments; I made simple rosettes from fabric to customize mine. For the rosettes you will need long strips of scrap fabric cut in 1 to 1 1/2 inch widths. Start by rolling one end into a small ball and then twisting the remaining fabric while rolling and wrapping around the center; hot gluing the end to secure. These are quick and easy to make and can be made in many varying sizes.

Cover the back of each rosette with hot glue and adhere to the bottles.

Now you are ready to fill! Give the spray mixture another good stir and funnel into the bottles. The oil will rise to the top of the bottles once they have been sitting for awhile so be sure to add a little tag that says ‘shake well prior to using’.

With the tremendous amount of scented oils available you can customize the sprays to any liking or center them around traditional holiday fragrances. I like to mix my own combination of scents and make up a cute name to personalize for each recipient. Have fun and Enjoy!


Be sure to check out all the creative projects for this years Holiday Craft Along: You can find the edible yumminess at A Southern Fairytale {here}, fabulous sewing projects at Skip to My Lou {here} and crafts galore at According to Kelly {here}
I hope everyone has a wonderful week – Happy Monday.

                  

Comments

  1. Wow..I love this idea! I never realized it was so simple! Thanks for sharing. I know what gifts I’m making this holiday season!!

  2. Wow….such a great idea!!!

  3. Awesome-I am excited to try this!

  4. Fun! I make my own febreeze, but use rubbing alcohol since the smell goes away and takes stinky with it.. I mix it with essential oils or a tiny bit of liquid soap.. whatever I have at the moment! Great fabric covering idea!

  5. This is so great! I love this gift idea. Thank you so much for sharing this! I am going to use this for just about everyone this year!! :)

  6. This is so great! I had no idea! totally making this – for myself and everybody else. thanks for such a great tute!

  7. oooh, thats awesome! im totally trying that!

  8. I love this! I will for sure be making these!

  9. big claps for you!!! those are fabulous!!

  10. what a great gift idea :) thank you for sharing!

  11. What a great idea.
    Would be great Xmas gift for my coworkers.

  12. awesome stuff! Love these!

  13. Thanks for the information on the Holiday Bake, Craft and Sewalong. Such great ideas!!! I can’t wait to go back and read them all and get some great Christmas ideas. Love & blessings from NC!

  14. Thanks for sharing! What a cute idea:) I’m off to check out the other ideas in the”share” along!!
    Happy Monday

  15. Ooo nice idea! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  16. I love it. it is easy, economical and better as Freebreeze. You can choose your own fragrance. Thank you

  17. Love your blog! What a cute idea…Thanks for sharing!
    Have a Wonderful day! ;-)

  18. Excellent idea! I will be using this for office gifts for sure!

  19. that is such an awesome idea! I have many fragrances on hand as I have made soap and candles but could not figure out the simple secret for room sprays which I wear out by way of commercial fragrance! Thanks so very much!
    Ellen

  20. Ooh, I do homemade room sprays too! And I LOVE the rosettes!

  21. What a wonderful hostess gift! (I think I know what all the kids teachers are getting for Christmas this year)

  22. I used to make room sprays out of essential oils for gifts. Great idea… I would say the only thing I did differently was I put them into a dark glass container, some of the oils need to be out of the sunlight or they will go rancid.

  23. Thanks so much for this! I can’t wait to make my own!

    Rachel from SunScholars.blogspot.com

  24. i love it!

  25. Great idea, so much cheaper than store bought sprays and far less chemicals.

  26. this is awesome. I have a stash of fabric rosettes that I didn’t know what to do with; and the spray recipe is so easy – thanks for sharing!!

  27. Could you use scented warming oil? This is all I could find at my Walmart and none of the craft stores around me carry essential oils, either!

  28. I love this! I’ve included it in a Mother’s Day round up today on FamilyCorner.com. Thanks so much for sharing! http://www.familycorner.com/justforyou/timeforyou/12-diy-ideas-for-pampering-mom.html

        

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