5 Minute Craft: Air Freshener from Foam Packaging

You know how apples come in those little foamy net things?  I always found them so well made that I couldn't throw them away.  So today I'm going to share with you what we personally use here at home and how it makes our everyday tidying up all the more pleasant!

To be perfectly honest, not everything was recycled. When I made the first one, I casually was talking to my husband about how I wanted to make another one (for more air sweet freshness!) - but didn't have anymore flowers.

After a day or two, the flowers came! My husband is so sweet!

Here's how it looks like as a finished product. It's not at all fancy shmancy but it really works! My husband told me how nice our bathroom smells nowadays so it will work for you too!

We also don't like wearing perfume (and we forget to use up what we have) so this was the perfect solution!

Foam packaging (from buying apples)
Dried flowers
Rubber Band
White Plastic Bag

If you don't have any surfaces where you can put this, you can add the handle by using strips of plastic, cut from a plastic bag. Then you can hang it on your window or on a hook. (Note: This will take more than 5 minutes)

I'm thinking that this project can also be for those little battery operated candles (the small ones).  Put one inside and make a lot of these so you can have some ambiance for an event.


CRAFT+:  Foam Flower Vases

Here's another way you can use these foamy little bunches!  With only 3 steps, it's super easy too!  It will probably take you 2 minutes to make!  

Foam packaging (from buying apples)
Plastic Water Bottle
Pebbles (optional)

1) Carefully cut the water bottle with the cutter (at the height you want your vase to be).

2) With your scissors, tim the edge to make it neat.

3) Insert the bottle into the foam pack and trim the foam edges according to the size of your bottle.  Put pebbles inside the bottle if you need additional stability for your vase.  (I didn't use any for these).

Aren't they dainty looking with a bit of lace?

What do you think of these super easy projects? Can you do these in 5 minutes or less? Enjoy!

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Here's one of my postcard designs. I made it feel like a homey quilt, full of different fabrics. Do you like it?

Catch you later! Enjoy crafting!

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Calej lives in Japan with her husband. She designs and doodles for a living.

2 appreciated comments:

  1. This is such a pretty and practical idea Christina. I really love it when I can repurpose things like this. Bravo to you for coming up with so many fun ideas.

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I’m glad you liked it! I’m more encouraged not to throw away things haha! Keep creating! Warm wishes on all your craftadventures!


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