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Topic: Paper stars into potpourri  (Read 723 times)
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« on: January 30, 2008 07:49:10 PM »

Kay, so I am addicted to folding paper stars. The tiny origami ones. And so I thought it would be nice to make them practical by making them smelly. Then they would be like potpourri! How lovely. I thought maybe i could toss 'em around in some smelly oil, but then they would get all spotty and ugly. Sooo. . . i was wondering if there were any other ways to do this that would work.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 04:24:55 AM »

If you put some cotton with the scented oil and your stars in a sealed container for a while (at least a couple days, but up to a few weeks - it depends on how many stars, how much oil, and how much you want them to be smelly), they should absorb the scent.  Then when you you take them out, they will release the scent they absorbed.  If you can find a warm place to keep them (like on the top of your fridge, near the back) while they are "soaking up" the scent, the process gets sped up a bit.

Another option would be to mix the oils with some alcohol or water in a misting bottle and mist the paper.  This may or may not work and I would experiment with spraying the paper on a few before you soak them all down and ruin them.  I also might try misting the paper before folding the stars.  You may be able to make some neat tye-die looking effects.

Oh!  and make sure that you're using pure essential oils, not that junky "scented oil" stuff for candles and oil burners and such.  The essential oils are much much cleaner and will give you the effect you're going for.

Hope this helps, let me know it works out!

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008 07:43:18 PM »

Okay thank you so much! I just need to get some essential oils now. . .

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