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Flower Pot Air Fresheners

Make some cute, all-natural flower pot air fresheners! You will need:


  • small terra cotta flower pots (about 4 inch height)
  • lacy fabric or cheesecloth cut into 8 inch circles
  • 30 inches of ribbon
  • baking soda
  • essential oils


First, stop any holes in the bottom of the pots with tape. Fill them with baking soda and mix in about 10 drops or so of your favorite essential oil. Place the circle of fabric over the pot and secure by tying the ribbon around the rim with a bow.

To freshen just stir in a few more drops of oil, and change the baking soda every few months. I love these little pots, they leave a nice, subtle scent without chemicals or synthetic perfumes.

They're lovely in smaller rooms like the kitchen or bathroom, and inexpensive to make. I even used some old lace curtains for the fabric. The only trick is to place them where kids, pets (or you!) won't knock them over too easily.

By Tapestry Lady from England

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April 9, 20090 found this helpful

This is such a great idea Tapestry Lady. Cheap, useful, pretty and environmentally friendly. Would also make a lovely small present. Thanks for the idea.

Heather, Australia

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April 16, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks. I can't wait to try this out. What a cute gift for wedding showers, Christmas, whatever.

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April 17, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for sharing. I will be making some for gifts, (and myself of course).

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