DIY Linen Spray

I came across this post on Design Sponge and knew I wanted to make the DIY linen spray because buying Febreeze can add up, plus I don't really like the scent. This tutorial is for a lavender scent but I used a lemony-orange essential oil I had that my Dad's girlfriend gave me (she makes soaps and hooked me up!). It was super easy to make and I had most the stuff laying around the house, I just had to buy witch hazel (under $2 at Target) and distilled water and these will last for many, many more batches.

All you need:

  • 8–10 drops lavender (or whatever scent you like) essential oil
  • 2 tsp witch hazel
  • 1 cup distilled water 
  • small spray bottle

Not much needed to make it!

Getting the essential oils with a dropper, I used 8 drops.

Re-used this plastic container for mixing everything together

Done! Here's where to find templates for the label I used

I just used it around the house and it smells fantastic! Not too strong but just enough to refresh the fabrics and linens.


I made this cute bow for a wedding gift using a tutorial on Offbeat Bride. I had an old atlas on my bookshelf and used pages from that, which proves I have issues throwing anything away; I am the queen of "you never know, I might need that one day". I used the page for Illinois to make the bow and decorate a painting I had wrapped in brown kraft paper. Super easy and quick to make, I want to put bows on everything now!


I signed up to receive a test kit from Craftisas and wanted to share what I made, a black faux leather clutch with studs and chevron fabric lining. It's a subscription service where you receive a kit for a new project every month. It's a photo heavy post because I wanted to share the step by step process. 

Cute packaging  

The step by step instructions were really clear and concise. 

Some of the supplies  

Drawing out the template on the faux leather   

It helped to use a brayer to smooth out the E6000 while adhering the fabric lining to the faux leather  

I needed a quick reminder of how to do a blanket stitch so I referenced by Sublime Stitching book  

All done!  

Minimal mess on my work table for once! Took under an hour from start to finish.

All in all I would definitely recommend Craftistas. It was nice to take a break from my other projects and work on a new project with something I normally wouldn't make! The kit came with everything I needed and I only needed a few basic supplies of my own (ruler, scissors, clips).