Thursday, February 21, 2013

Butterflies Clean It Up

After seeing a fun Pinterest Pin on
how a clear glass jar with Baking Soda
can clean up the smell of a room,
I decided what a FUN way to add interest while
cleaning up the smell of our bathroom...
why not incorporate the use of our Stampin' Up! products.... to make a pretty and eco-friendly air freshener?!?!

Going Eco and Family is important for the body and environment... making it pretty is good for the soul!
With a selection of canning jars I had ordered for Holiday Gifts (another Pin that NEVER happened - ugh!)
I couldn't resist playing with the jars to create this
Eco-Friendly scent remover...
(with 6 kids, various allergies, asthma 
and a slew of animals -
the less chemicals, the better!)
With a Sticky Note I used our Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings embossing folder (Idea Book & Catalog) I punched out these butterflies! 
(Making sure to do so where it was sticky - lol)
With a Pretty Stampin' Up! patterned hammer
(I nabbed it at the last Convention...) and a
small nail I started to hammer the shape of the
Medium Butterfly.
(This is a small glass jar - so it fit perfectly!)
The Sticky Note holds the shape to the lid while I tapped away... and BAM!!  This CUTE shape is Now on the Lid!!
Fill 1/4 of the way up (or so) with Baking Soda and
I added a few drops of Freesia Oil...
Popped the Lid back on and
I now have an Earth & Family Friendly -
no chemical air freshener for our front bathroom!!
This sweet little jar was supposed to have Pepper Jelly in it...
now houses an all natural scent remover!
With a few shakes through the day our room is sure to be clean and bright smelling!
I grew up and remember myyyyy Nanna having a bowl of Baking Soda in her bathroom - what a fun way to remember her and this vintage remedy is a great 'fix' for our commode.
What can YOU re-purpose?
How would YOU decorate it?!?!
Don't toss those jars in the trash - Re-Use and Recycle!
Leave me a comment and let me know...
Being EcoFriendly is easier than ever...
Making it Pretty is more FUN than ever (lol)!
What would you do with a glass jar?
Grab your Designer Series Papers, Big Shots, Dies, etc and have FUN making the world a beautiful place!!
Email me a picture and
YOU may be featured HERE on my blog!!

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