Breath of FRESH Air – Teacher Appreciation 2011

This gift I made for family and friends for Christmas. However I am remaking this gift and going to give it to the teachers along with a clever tag to add to it.

Air freshener Homemade of course. :) It is SOOO EASY TO DO.

Extremely easy to do. The breathable fabric I use is burlap. And I don’t tie it on. I cut it to fit the same size as the metal lid inside. Lay it in there and add the ring and it works great.


Potpourri I got at the dollar store. They sell a large container for 1.00 so I was able to make quite a few.  Also a box of Gelatin comes with 4 packs. That will make 4 jars as well.  I already had the jelly jars and burlap.

One word of advice if you are going to make more than 1 container of Air Freshener (smelly jelly). Do it with alot of ventilation in your home. Bringing more than 1 cup of potpourri to a boil, takes longer and the fumes can give you a bit of a high if you hang around it with bad air movement. Just Sayin’.

Once I poured it into the jars and let it set out, it thickened up quickly. I made enough for 7 jars at one time. Very quick and easy! Fill the jar all the way up till you leave a 1/2 inch of the jar top/lip left.

Add a cute tag and you have a great gift. :)

I plan to use a 2 1/2 inch scalloped punch for my tags.  – Uchida Clever Lever Mega Craft Punch, Scalloped Circle or you can even use a plain circle as well you can find on that linked page.



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10 Responses to Breath of FRESH Air – Teacher Appreciation 2011
  1. Cheryl
    April 17, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    I’m not much of a crafter so this may be a dumb question…did you make the striped, rectangular gift tag? If so, how? It’s so cute; I can see how making tags like that would be very practical! Thanks for inspiring me every day!

  2. C&MB
    April 17, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    Thanks for your question Cheryl.

    The rectangular tag is wonderful tool I use a Uchida Punch –

    I love the Uchida punch lines. I use so many of them for my projects. So I just printed what it was and used the punch to cut it out. :)

    You’re very welcome. Glad you enjoy our blog. :)

  3. Amber @ barbwired
    April 18, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    Super idea!! I have so gotta try this! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  4. Sarah
    April 22, 2011 | 9:39 pm

    Cute idea…I had no idea those were so easy to make!

  5. Erin @ Making Memories
    April 23, 2011 | 10:23 am

    You have the best ideas! Thanks!!!

  6. Lisa
    May 4, 2011 | 9:11 am

    Cool idea. One way around a house full of fumes, if your gas grill has a side burner that would work unless you truly like the high feeling.

  7. Evelyn
    December 6, 2011 | 1:16 am

    Wonderful teacher project. I’ve taught school for 39 years and you should smell the classroom after the kids return from lunch! Several teachers were burning candles and the fire marshall had a fit. Of course they’re banned in classrooms and this is a perfect solution. Thanks.

  8. teresa
    February 23, 2013 | 4:22 am

    wow!! what a neat idea!! i have got to try this… thank you so much for sharing so many really cool crafts, i know i sure enjoy them.have a great day!!

  9. Melissa
    May 4, 2013 | 10:52 pm

    I know this is a couple years old so I’m hoping you’ll still get the comments on it. I have tried doing this, I’ve now done two, and they are not setting up. You said 1oz of Knox…a regular envelope isn’t 1oz, it’s actually 4 envelopes is 1oz, so I’m wondering if maybe it’s because I’m not using enough gelatin.

  10. Kami
    March 8, 2014 | 3:15 am

    I made these just like your recipe but the smell isn’t very strong at all…. like, to be able to smell the scent you have to pick up the jar, put your nose to the burlap and sniff….. is there a way to make the smell stronger?

    Other than that, I LOVE this craft!!!


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