A new craft every day
Making friends websites Making Friends Girl Scout Leader Badge in a Bag Scout Swaps Patch Fun Making enemies

Potpourri Freshener

This delightful Potpourri Freshener is a great gift for Mothers Day or any special occasion. It will make that special someone think of you every time they open their closet and smell the pleasant aroma.


Cotton Yarn
Small, Round Balloon
Disposable Bowl
Potpourri with Large Pieces
Lace for Trim
Hot Glue Gun


Blow up the balloon to about 3". Cover your surface with newspaper and hang the balloon above it.

Pour a cup of  Liquid Starch into a disposable bowl.

Cut yarn into 1 yard pieces. Dip into starch and wrap around balloon. Continue until you have the balloon evenly covered with yarn. You will have spaces with the balloon showing through but make sure they are small enough that big pieces of potpourri will not fall out.

Let dry overnight.

Pop balloon and pull it out.

Snip a few strands of yarn near the top of the ball. Push potpourri through the opening. Use glue gun to close strands.

Decorate with lace and make a hanger out of cord.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of MakingFriends.com.

Listed under:

Decorating Crafts, Gifts to Make, Mother's Day Crafts

Tagged as:

What do you think?

Image of Potpourri Freshener


Image of Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com
Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com

Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.

You might also be interested in