Thursday, 18 September 2014

Quick And Easy Crafts: Handmade Drawer Scents Tutorial


Quick and Easy Crafts DIY Drawer Scents Tutorial

I love it when you buy something nice and the cashier asks you if you want any drawer scents. My answer is always YES. I know they tend to be cheap but why spend money when you can make them yourself? Drawer scents can be used in your wardrobe to stop clothes smelling stale, in your underwear drawer, in your suitcase when travelling, under your pillow to help you sleep or even just as a scented room decoration. Here are my quick and easy steps to fresher smelling clothes!

What you'll need: fabric, scissors, a needle and thread or sewing machine, stuffing and your chosen scented oil.



Quick and Easy Crafts DIY Drawer Scents Tutorial

Here I have selected my fabric. I chose a nice blue and white floral piece as it matches my bedroom and I thought it was really pretty. With the patterned side face down cut out a shape you like. I chose a heart shape so I can reuse it as a decorative hanger in the future but you can chose anything that takes you fancy!


Quick and Easy Crafts DIY Drawer Scents Tutorial

Next, turn the cut out piece over with the correct side up and trace round it on the downwards facing fabric. Cut this piece out then pin together the two cut outs with the correct side facing inwards. 

Now you can start sewing. I used a sewing machine but this is also easy to hand stitch. The important part is to leave a gap at the top. Turn the fabric back the correct way using the gap you left. Grab your oil and add a few drops to your stuffing.

Quick and Easy Crafts DIY Drawer Scents Tutorial

After you have added your scent, add your stuffing and sew the hole up. I also sewed a ribbon onto mine so that I can hang it up in my wardrobe.

Quick and Easy Crafts DIY Drawer Scents Tutorial

Remember, you can add any scent you want. I went for fresh linen as that's what I wanted my clothes to smell like but if you wanted to use this under your pillow to help you sleep then perhaps lavender would be a good idea. The possibilities are endless. Why not give it a try? 


Quick and Easy Crafts DIY Drawer Scents

Let me know if you've made any quick crafts. I'd love to see them!

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10 comments:

  1. This looks so cute, I will be trying this!
    I love your blog.

    LunaLue

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    1. Thank you so much! It's so easy to make!

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  2. Lovely idea - so cute :)
    www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. A beauty! I also love those quick diy projects! Loved your heart!Recentlly i have done this quick and easy paper craft: http://mamainspirou.blogspot.pt/2014/09/5-minutes-craft-diy-tutorial-como-fazer.html

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    1. Thank You! I just had a look and that's such a lovely idea.

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  4. This is so cute! I love that you cant choose which scent to use as well!

    Vievelle

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    1. Thanks Genevieve, I've still got it in my wardrobe I just keep topping it up with scent

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