Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WHatcha Working On WEdnesday..........

Good Morning,
It's "Whatcha Working On Wednesday" at LESLIE"S.
Today's projects are a couple birthday and valentine gifts. :)


These are so easy to make and everyone loves them. This one is cinnamon bun scented.
I got the container at the dollar tree store( for $1.00, of course) . It is actually a parmesan cheese shaker . You could use any kind of container as long as it has shaker holes in the top.
I added the homespun and old metal tag to the front.
Directions are below.

3/4 cup baking soda
2 tbsp. corn starch
*1/4 c. borax(optional)
essential oils ( about 1/2 tsp. or 30 drops) I got my oils from ebay. I think you can get them( limited selection) at Walmart too. You can add more oil to make it stronger.
Mix all ingredients together. Let set for about one hour. break up any clumps and pour into container. add a bow, hang tag , etc.
* Borax is great for pet owners. Borax does not change the mixture any but it does kill fleas and other bugs.
TOTAL COST IS ABOUT $1.89 (including the container)

This a a great idea that I found at Country Home .
Country Home is closing its doors in the next couple months.:(
I did receive an email that said all subscribers would be getting something in the mail about existing subscription options.

Oh, this is a pic of the Chicken pot pie that I posted the recipe for previously. It was delicious. :)

There is crazy weather outside right now; snow, sleet and rain are expected all day.
I am cleaning up my fabric stash later this afternnon, going to work on some cross stitch and already have a roast is in the crockpot.
What are you working on today? :)


p.s. I will post a pic of "where do I blog" later. :)


  1. That Chicken Pot Pie look so yummy!

    We have it bad right now, power is flickering and ice everywhere, trees are popping/cracking and falling in our back yard.

    Stay Warm,

  2. What fun ideas!
    thanks for sharing, makes me want to put away what I have to do this week and live in my craft room!
    paula in Idaho

  3. Hi Kim ~ what a great idea for the carpet freshener...thanks for sharing!


  4. The carpet freshner is really cool. I don't have carpet anymore...dang it! I used to use that stuff a lot but that's less expense, huh? :D Great gift idea, though :)

    I love chicken pot pie but my kids are a pain about it. Shane picks out every single veggie! Grrr!

    It snowy and cool here, too. Nothing new. It's January, after all :)

    Have a great night!


  5. Yummy the pie looks so good. Your very creative. I need to try that carpet cleaner

  6. I can't wait to try that carpet freshener. I will try to see if they have that essential oil at Walmart.
    I like how you packaged it...that would make an excellent gift!
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thanks for passing on that carpet freshener trick,,that would make a lovely gift for sure!

    Wow..I love Country Home...I had no idea they were stopping...thats a bummer.

  8. Wow thanks for sharing the carpet freshener recipe.. what a great idea!!!

  9. Thank you so much for the carpet freshener! I cant wait to make some and you made it so cute too! The chicken pot pie looks delicious! YUMMY!!!! And I am from Ohio too and OMG the snow is insane here!!!! I need these little ideas and crafts to keep me occuppied during this gross weather! Stay warm and take care!!!

  10. Great idea for carpet freshiner! The pot pie looks so good! I blog from a variety of places using my lap top. Someday maybe I will do a post on that to share? Have a terrific Thursday~Smiles~Tam!

  11. The Chicken Pot Pie is making my mouth water! It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the carpet freshener recipe too!

  12. I love the Mason Jar project...I have all my mom's old canning jars out in our garage...would love to display them in a useful way.

  13. Hi Kim-
    what a great idea/those jars!
    ...and the carpet freshener too! thanks for sharing.


    Oh....and that Pot Pie...YUM!