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scented room spray from under the table dreaming

by @according2kelly on August 1, 2010

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is the amazingly talented, crazy crafty stephanie lynn of the site under the table dreaming. stephanie writes…

Hello everyone! I’m Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming. I am thrilled to be apart of this years Holiday Craft Along. Thank you so much Kelly for including me!

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 multitude of holiday gatherings that pop up}Today I 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!

Thanks again Kelly for letting me share with your readers!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

for more great ideas visit stephanie lynn at under the table dreaming. she posts the most amazing tutorials & how-to’s, many of which are perfect for gift-giving. be sure check out her erasable dinner menu, fun soap balls, lemon sugar hand scrub or the yummy smelling vanilla brown sugar body scrub.

about stephanie lynn: I am a blessed Mommy to one precious little boy and married to one great guy {who also happens to be my best friend}. We recently moved into ‘Our Dream House’ and have been working hard at making it ‘Our Home’. Last year our son was diagnosed with autism. Together we enjoy and embrace all the little things that make this a wonderful crazy life.

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-ispired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.