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Homemade Pomander Air Freshener – DIY Project

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I’m always looking for natural ways to scent my home. I had automatic spraying air fresheners in every room of my home last year. At the time I didn’t realize how many bad chemicals are in them, I just loved my home smelling pretty and that was the easiest way to do it. But I was getting really bad headaches almost daily, and I didn’t know why. I was browsing some information online one day, and found that many people are intolerant to air fresheners. Headaches are not uncommon, which explained why I was getting them so frequently at home. Then I found that the chemicals in them are not good, and having mine spray all day long was definitely not a good idea. I removed them all and began researching homemade air fresheners and found a lot of good ideas!

When I first heard the word “pomander” I thought maybe it was a trouble fruit I hadn’t heard of. Turns out it’s a fun way to create a natural fragrance in your home. Pomanders are oranges with cloves pushed into their skin. That’s it! They create a nice spicy smell that is great for the fall and winter. You can put as many or as little cloves in your orange as you like. You can put them in a fun pattern or just randomly. You can hang them with ribbons for a fun decoration like in the picture below.

 

You’ll need oranges and/or lemons and whole cloves for this project, plus ribbon or any extra decorations you want for them. Make sure you get enough cloves for the design you want. And remember, the more cloves you add, the stronger the scent. This is something kids can make as well but they may not enjoy the smell. My daughter told me the cloves smelled too strong. Make sure that the scent is something you will all enjoy.

You can see how nice these can look in a bowl or hanging. Use your creativity to make these however you like! You can even experiment to see what different citrus fruits you enjoy the most. You can even add little bows and bells to make it festive for the winter holidays.

How do you enjoy giving your home a nice holiday scent naturally?

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More Handmade Legwarmers for Kids!

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My kiddo and I enjoyed our handmade leg warmers so much that I have been keeping an eye out for more long fuzzy socks every time we are at the store. Today while in the kids section I found two more cute pairs that were on sale for $2 each. The colors were fun so we got them!

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You start off the same way – take the pairs of long socks like this and cut the feet parts off either before the heel or in the middle of the heel. I cut in the middle of the heel to make it longer on one side to go over the top of the foot a bit more.

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You could probably make them out of any type of long socks but we really like the fuzzy ones. 🙂

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If you know what Lalaloopsy dolls, the rainbow color socks reminded me of them. My kiddo likes some of the Lalaloopsy stuff so these were a fun find. She calls them her Loopsy legwarmers.

These are so simple and quick to make. When you cut them you may shed some fuzzies but it didn’t bother us. The fuzzy legwarmers are very warm and great over leggings. They definitely make more fun colors for kids though! After winter is a great time to get them on sale so keep an eye out and stock up. 🙂

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Handmade Leg Warmers For Women and Girls

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I have been looking for fuzzy leg warmers for my little girl for a while. She’s 6 so usually we find baby and toddler ones but not any to fit her. We were at Target over the weekend and I found long fuzzy socks in their clearance area for $2.50 each. I thought they would be perfect to make into leg warmers! I got a gray pair for me and a red pair my kiddo picked out. The process was VERY simple – I just cut the feet part off of the socks, that’s it! All you need is the long socks and scissors.

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This what both pairs looked like after being cut. I left a little bit of the heel part on them to give them a cute angle over the feet when put on. When I cut them some extra fuzzy fluff came off but I just pulled off the loose pieces and then they were fine. If you wanted to get more creative you could sew the ends or put elastic.

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This is what mine look like on. They fit nicely and were super cozy. I really liked how they came out! These look great over skinny jeans. I have a pair of silver ballet flats that they will look great with. 🙂

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This is my kiddo wearing hers. Since these were adult sized we were able to scrunch them up some. She said they are very soft and very cozy. 🙂 She enjoys wearing them and they look cute over her leggings. These are great for cooler days!

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