One day, I noticed my air freshener was shriveled up, so I grabbed it to throw in the recycling. I pulled it apart to throw away that remaining little hard piece of air freshener away first. As I pulled the top off, I noticed the bottom part looked like a ring holder. I went through my crafting stuff and grabbed a few things I could use to pretty it up. So, that’s where the upcycled ring holder was born! This is a great DIY craft.
You will need:
empty bottom part of cone air freshener (I used Renuzit)
3″ styrofoam ball
Hot glue gun w/ glue sticks
optional: string, button
*Always be extra careful when you use a hot glue gun!*
Cut the foam ball in half.
Push the middle of the styrofoam ball round side down into the middle of the plastic
(I suppose you can skip the first two steps and not even add the styrofoam ball if you didn’t have one.)
The amount of fabric isn’t an exact science. I cut a square that was large enough to wrap around the bottom part.
Make a hole in the middle of the fabric. I did this by folding the fabric in half, then in half again and snipped a small amount off the middle where they met. When you unfold the fabric there will be a hole. I cut it on the small side so I could stretch it a bit as I pulled it down. It’s better to start out small because you can just snip more, if needed.
Put the hole in the fabric over the plastic and pull down over the hole. Wrap the ends of the fabric under the bottom and glue into the hole.
Cut a piece of fabric for the top part. Again, I didn’t do exact measurements. I just cut a strip of fabric that was about 1/2 inch above the plastic.
Cut the extra fabric and glue. Trim the top, if necessary, and tuck extra fabric in and glue inside the little hole on top.
I didn’t like the way the top looked, so I glued a little button on the top. Then I found some cute blue string and I wrapped it around the button and glued it. I also wrapped the string around the lower part where the fabric meets. This hid the fabric cuts and made it a little cuter.
I wouldn’t suggest using this in the kitchen or bathroom, since it’s made out of fabric, because it may get too wet and start to breed bacteria and get moldy or stinky.