Looking to add that WOW factor to your handmade items but not quite sure how? Try adding scent! It’s sooo easy and can be done for less that $1 per project. Here’s how:
Over the years I’ve tried TONS of different methods to add scent to my crochet projects. They were all either too expensive, too time consuming or the scent didn’t last long. One day by chance, I came across these scent bursts in the candle aisle and decided to give them a go – and they’re PERFECT! I have a donut keychain I made over a year ago that still has its scent despite being used and abused almost daily.
**IMPORTANT NOTE** As with anything with small pieces, items made with these pouches inside should not be given to small children unless under adult supervision.
What you need:
Better Homes & Gardens fragranced paper scent bursts (available in several scents)
Now, here’s how you do it:
You’re basically making “scent pouches” to drop down inside your handmade toy before you close it off. A lot of what I make are pretty tiny so I pour a small handful (approx. 2TBS) of the filler into the sock which gets me between 4-5 pouches per pack. Then, I tie it off and VOILA! For larger projects you can use more filler or more than one pouch.
Something else I like to do since I use these quite often is just to create several pouches at once so I always have some on hand and can cut them off as I need them. If you’re doing this, be sure to tie TWO knots in between each section (as seen in the picture below) and then cut between the knots. Easy peasy, right? Now get to it!
Some of my favorite scents:
Vanilla Caramel – Smells just like cookies! This is the scent I used in my donut keychain I was telling you about!
Balsam Fir – Christmas. That’s all I need to say.
Apple Cinnamon – Also reminds me of Christmas. I use this one to make scented apple keychains to give to my childrens’ teachers each year.
Spiced Pumpkin Pie – This is a limited edition scent that is only around during Fall so I always stock up when I see them. Because EVERYONE love pumpkin spice everything.