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dress up your drawers {with guest Elise}

Hi! My name is Elise, and I blog over at Sunday Charm. Thank you, Amy, for letting me take over your lovely blog today! I’m thrilled to be sharing a quick decorating fix with you. Earlier this summer, my husband and I scored the most fantastic dresser off Craigslist. I mean, look at it…

We moved this one-of-a-kind piece into our apartment…and then noticed the smell. The Craiglist sellers found it at a garage sale, stripped it, repainted it and tried to get rid of the nasty scent. Unfortunately for us, the scent was stubborn. I whipped up a little DIY for anyone else struggling with a similar problem, or anyone who wants to dress up their drawers!

To cushion the scent, we came up with an easy little potpourri-like solution. While I wanted to experiment with making potpourri, most recipes take between 2-6 WEEKS. That’s too long wait. We needed help now! In order to appease my short patience level, I came up with the following solution using scented pine cones.
What you’ll need:
  1. Scented pine cones (or other potpourri)
  2. Fabric
  3. Scissors
  4. Thread
  5. Yarn

What you’ll do:

  1. Lay your scented pine cone on your fabric to measure how large your fabric piece needs to be.
  2. Double the fabric over so that it’s big enough to be folded.
  3. Turn it inside out and sew the fabric together (hot dog style). Don’t sew the ends.
  4. Turn right side out and put your pine cone in the middle.
  5. Wrap the ends of fabric and tie with your yarn.
  6. Wa-la! You’re done. You can dress up your drawers and make them smell better too.
Thanks for letting me share. You can find my blog here…I’d love to hear from you!

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