Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 days of DIY gifts, we’ll share some crafty projects, with instructions that even we can follow. There’s sure to be a whatsit or wowsit for everyone.
Do you know someone who just can’t stop spraying Febreze all over everything they own? For fancy-fresh smell without the extra chemicals, try some homemade linen spray. It is incredibly easy to make, and — bonus! — one of the ingredients may come in handy around the holidays (Hint: It is alcohol).
- 2 ounces of vodka (if you plan on drinking the leftovers, get whatever you prefer — if not, the cheap stuff works just fine)
- 20-40 drops of essential oils
- 6 ounces water
- an 8-ounce spray bottle
This one’s extra easy! All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients in the spray bottle and give it a good shake for about 30 seconds … and you’re done! If you want to get extra fancy, you can make a cute label to stick it on the bottle.
More stories in this series:
On the first day of DIY Christmas, skip the bird-in-tree and get a little crafty with this homemade hand warmer.
On the second day of DIY Christmas, check out this dinosaur-shaped succulent planter.
On the third day of DIY Christmas, you will be delighted by this custom knick-knack stand.
On the fourth day of DIY Christmas, keep prying eyes away with this secret box camouflaged as a book.
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