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Homemade Fabric Freshener @MyShannonagains

Okay, I’m guilty! I know I posted a schedule ages ago and haven’t been back since. Sorry. In my defence though I have been pulling my hair out with my other blog, www.ouchwtf.com . I am trying to teach myself how to build a blog or a couple of blogs from scratch and as soon as I think I have it figured out BLAMO it SNAFUs again. So following the schedule will come soon but in the meantime I’m just going to post some fun crafts, DIYs, Hacks and all other kinds of cool stuff. So out of desperation, since I am not nose blind. Try the recipe I use for homemade fabric freshener, aka homemade Febreze.

Here is the first cool post.     smiley2


Homemade Fabric Freshener

Life hacks and knockoffs are great, I love them. Not only do they save you money but there is a sense of pride when it comes to useful or decorative things that you have made yourself.

Are you like me and have animals, kids and a husband that refuses to take off his smelly socks? It just isn’t feasible to run out the store to buy Febreze on a daily basis. So here is a recipe to make your own, and it works great!

  • 1 spray bottle, I used an empty “no-name” fabric freshener bottle


    homemade fabric freshener ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of liquid fabric softener, again I used a generic brand
  • 1 heaping tsp. of baking soda
  • 2 cups of warm water

That’s it, easy peasy. Mix them all together in the spray bottle and shake, shake, shake. Then spray. I was actually really pleasantly surprised at how well it did work. I went back to give it the sniff test about an hour later so I knew that the smell of the fabric softener wasn’t stuck in my nose and was really pleased with how well it worked. Even this morning, about 20 hours later I’m still happy with the outcome.

*Before you spray something that you don’t want to replace like your carpet or your chesterfield do a test spray first. I personally have not had a problem with staining however I have seen liquid fabric softener stain certain clothing fabrics so it is always better to be safe than sorry.


smelly dog


For best result keep the dog, kids and the husband with the smelly socks out of the living room and the lovely fresh scent will last indefinitely. Ha if only. Let me know how this worked for you, the homemade fabric freshener spray, not keeping them out. {lol} Do you have or know of another hack that you’d like to either try or share with other people? Let me know and we’ll give it a try.

Coming This Week at MyShannonagains

The Last Week

     Well the auction came and went. I didn’t really expect much, because it is a new site, but not much is quite the understatement. It was a total bust. On the lighter side though it did give me the kick I needed to start listing some of my jewelry. I love to bead and create but listing and managing it on the computer; not so much. Ha not at all actually. I love to write too so beading, crafting and writing oh my. I think I can fix the listing and managing if I kinda sneak it in here. SO here is the plan.

Coming This Week

  • I have two DIY projects that I want to complete this week. A photo journal and step by step instructions will be included for your convenience if you ‘d like to do the same craft on your own.
  • I’m going to set up a fun page, things that make me smile, laugh, reflect or basically something I enjoy I believe you will as well so I’ll share them there.
  • List some jewelry. I don’t have a check out and cart set up yet, however purchasing can easily be done just by contacting me. Send me a text, shoot me an email. Leave a comment whatever you prefer. The choice is yours. Please remember that I do custom orders, brides, bridal parties and some repairs. just let me know what you need. Other items can be viewed and purchased from my page on FaceBook too.
  • FaceBook and other Blog specials. You don’t want to miss these.


Murano Heart only one of many colours

Murano Heart only one of many colours