Home Made Air Fresheners – DIY

homemade-airfreshenersFound on facebook – put here to remember
These gel air fresheners are the perfect project! they take a total of five minutes to make, are highly economical, and each jar should last you about a month. These would also make great gifts!

To make these little beauties, you first need heat-proof jars, food coloring, and essential oil. You can find inexpensive essential oils of various scents at craft stores and some grocery stores. I chose a raspberry scented oil…it smells delightful!

Into each jar, drop a few drops (I repeat…a few…it doesn’t take more than 2 or 3) of food coloring.

Then, put in about 30 drops of essential oil, give or take. The more essential oil you put in, the stronger the smell.

Now for the fun part. Gather up 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin, a tablespoon of salt, and 2 cups of cold water.

Why salt? Salt (or vodka) apparently help to keep the gel from molding. Interesting fact, isn’t it?!?

Get one cup of water boiling on the stove. When it begins to boil, whisk in the gelatin, stirring until it’s all dissolved.

Then, pour in the other cup of cold water and the salt, stirring until the salt is dissolved.

Quickly pour the hot gelatin mixture in each of your jars, and then use a disposable stick or spoon to stir it into the oil and food coloring.

Let these gel overnight, and then voila! Air freshener!

DIY paper or card 3D Tardis printable

I have been a bit sick with the flu this week which leaves me unable to do much other than play guitar and boring things on the PC

So i spent some time with a box template, gimp and some images of a tardis to make a printable 3D tardis. Needs no glue (unless you want it) but a craft knife for slots may be required. Printable on paper, but probably better done on thin card.
I have a blank one which you can colour yourself (good if you have kids or only black and white printer)

And a colour one of course which comes with the prettyness of the full monty

You can right click and save them from these links
Black and white one at http://www.velofille.com/uploads/Printable-tardis-3d.png
colour one at http://www.velofille.com/uploads/Printable-tardis-3d-color.png

And my sick song i wrote/recorded