Crafty Car Air Freshener

Here is a simple and chemical-free air freshener. Put it in the car, a closet, or dresser drawer. It is a great craft for the children to do.


  • marker
  • scissors
  • fabric glue
  • yarn or ribbon
  • a sturdy hole punch,
  • felt in whatever colors you like
  • thin cardboard (like from a shoebox)
  • scented oil (essential oil or non-alcoholic perfume oil)
  • optional decorations: flat buttons, clear drying glue, glitter, beads, sequins, etc.


  1. Draw a shape (or trace a large cookie cutter) on a piece of cardboard. Larger shapes hang well while smaller shapes do not hang well. Use these links for some shape ideas Shape Book Patterns || Islamic Star Patterns || Public Domain clip art || Discovery School clip art. Reduce or enlarge the pattern before printing.
  2. Cut out the shape & use it to trace two copies from of felt.
  3. Glue one felt piece to either side of the cardboard. Add felt decorations
  4. Place about 2-4 drops of essential oil onto the felt.*
  5. Poke a hole in the top and thread with string or ribbon long enough to hang from the car mirror.

Hang your completed air freshener in the car, or a closet, the bathroom, kitchen, or place in a dresser drawer.

*Remember that essential oils are strong, so start with a few drops. Keep away from children. Add more oil after the freshener has been hanging for a while. Unless you have experience working with essential oils, stick with using one oil only.

Recommended Scents: If using essential oils, choose something floral (lavendar, jasmine, ylang-ylang), or earthy (sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, balsam), or minty (tea tree, camphor). You may not want to use food-related scents such as apples or peaches during the day while you’re trying to fast.

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