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April 20, 2012

A "BLUE ROSE" GIFT TUTORIAL

Hello, everyone, it's Audrey!  And, hi, Pam!  Again, thank you so much for allowing me to be here today!

I'm still going through a difficult period right now which isn't allowing me time for crafting and/or blog visiting, but I truly miss you all and I've been fortunate (and blessed) to be able to literally "squeeze" in time to get here for my monthly DT projects, thank God!!!

Unfortunately, due to time restraints, today's project will also be short --but sweet!!!  You'll see what I mean and, judging from past projects like this, I think you'll like it!  I hope so anyway... lol!

This project can be altered to suit a man or woman, and it's soooo easy!  It's a room and/or linen spray (can also be used as a car deodorizer).  These make wonderful gifts -- here's mine:


Once I put together the spray, I poured it into a small plastic spray bottle which I embellished by tying ribbon to the neck of the bottle, adding beads and a rose; for the leaf to the rose I added an oval-shaped crystal gem, and a round gem to the top of the cap cover.  Lastly I added a personalized computer generated label with a blue rose background that I found on the internet to match the blue rose on the bottle.  Maybe this picture will give you a better close-up (or try double clicking on the picture to enlarge it):


Okay, here's the really simple recipe for the spray.  Into a lidded or capped container, add the following ingredients:

1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1/2 cup distilled or boiled tap water (allow boiled water to cool)
2-1/2  to 3 tablespoons essential or fragrance oil (or your favorite perfume or cologne)
Optional:  Before adding fragrance oils, you can add a soap dye or food coloring sparingly

Shake the ingredients until the oils and liquids have all blended well; pour into decorative bottles, embellish bottles if you wish.  Let the spray sit for at least 24 hours before using -- the longer it ages, the stronger the scent becomes!!!  Now, it's ready!!!  Enjoy!!!

P.S.  As with most liquids and oils, the oils can separate -  just shake the mixture before use if this happens.

I called mine "Blue Rose" because I used a rose-scented essential oil but added just a hint of lavender too!  It smells delicious!!!  Of course, the rose embellishment and background label is blue... hence the name!  You'll use whatever scent  you prefer!  Try blending a few to see what you come up with!!!

Any questions, please click on my name above at the top of this post which is a direct link to my blog where you can leave me a comment and/or email me at audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net.  Due to my circumstance, it may take me a few to get back to you -- but I will!!!

Hugs and love you all!  I'll be seeing you!

5 comments :

Pam said...

What a lovely gift and thanks so much for the recipe.TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful project Audrey. Love how soft and pretty it looks... bet is smells great too. We miss you and hope things get better soon for you.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Ohhh I've never made a scented spray before - thanks for the recipe! I love how you decorated the bottle too. Thanks for sharing!

dane said...

merci pour cette recette du spray parfumé a voir en vue de cadeaux c' est une bonne idée merci a bientôt dane

JenL said...

Great gift idea Audrey! I hope things start going better for you soon. :)

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