Back-to-School Teacher Gift – {homemade air freshener}

Making a Back-to-School Teacher Gift that is useful, pretty and smells good is easy as 1-2-3 with this homemade air freshener tutorial!  Most people have all of the ingredients on-hand {or can use easy substitutions for the packaging}, it’s super inexpensive, and I guarantee the teacher will love a pretty air freshener to keep stale smells out of their classroom!  Plus, it’s always nice to give a gift that’s not edible.

Homemade Air Freshener

I found this idea recently online {can’t remember where but will link it up when I find it} and adjusted it to suit my needs!  I love how the internet has so many ideas that can be used and tweaked in so many different ways!

You’ll need:

  • a few mason jar (s) – {if you are going to take the time to make this craft, you’ll want to make more than one, right?}
  • spray paint to spray the outside rim of the lid of the jar.  I painted the inside piece too, but you don’t need to.
  • a nail
  • a hammer
  • scissors {to cut the fabric into a circle the size of the lid}
  • fabric that coordinates with the color of spray paint that you are coloring the lid
  • ribbon to add a little extra bling to the jar
  • baking soda
  • essential oil {I used cherry and raspberry that I purchased on ebay-I think lemon would be really nice as well}
  • {forget that pink gadgety thing in the picture-I thought I’d need it to punch holes in the fabric, but that didn’t work out.}


  • Spray paint the outer rim of lid of jar
  • cut fabric to fit lid of jar
  • punch holes in lid with nail and hammer
  • add baking soda and at least 10 drops of essential oil to jar
  • screw on lid
  • embellish with ribbon {I used a paint chip card and a punch to make the tag}
  • give as a gift!!!!

Back to school teacher gift Homemade Air Freshener
I guarantee the teacher will LOVE it!

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