Over the past couple of years my husband and I have been saving spice jars. We felt one day we would have a use for them and it felt so frivolous to throw away such nice little glass jars. We have an ever growing collection on a shelf downstairs, and other than using them for a few of our own custom spice blends, we really hadn’t found a use for them.
Well, in honor of Earth Day this week, I was inspired by Green Works to try and find a use for these cute little jars and create a GREEN WORK OF ART!
In my house, in addition to trying to recycle what we can, we also only use green cleaning products, so Green Works is a natural (see how I did that?) fit.
To create my “green work of art” I gathered up a couple of glass spice jars from my basement and cleaned them with the Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner.
I removed the shaker cap (set aside, you will need it later) then filled each jar with 1/4 cup of baking soda. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer which is why people put it in their fridge and freezer.
But in addition to removing odors, it’s nice to add some scent into the air so I then selected some essential oils that would smell great as an air freshener. You can use lavender, orange and cinnamon as a few examples but there are so many more possibilities. Choose your favorite and drop 5-6 drops into the baking soda.
Put the lid on the jar and shake it up.
Remove the lid, and replace the shaker cap.
Now, those are cute, but they aren’t overly pretty. You can place them inside your medicine cabinet or a kitchen cabinet or you can paint them or add some decorative ribbon so you can leave them out on display.
Cute, right? Mild scent comes up through the holes in the shaker top. I would save the cap and shake it up every once in awhile to release more scent. When the scent fades add more essential oils. I would replace the baking soda completely every month.
Green Works is the perfect partner for “green works of art” helping you clean up found and recycled objects to prepare them for DIY and upcycle use. Green Works is powerful enough to turn scrap into sculpture, check it out: