scented coasters , Help

scented coasters , Help

Post by Peche Turn » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 06:26:41





Quote:

> Purchased some scented coasters, would like to duplicate them.  Little
> beads inside smell ymmy , when you put hot cup it is supposed to make
> everything smell like cinn. or whatever.  Does anyone know what goes into
> it?  Please send


Please post any responses--I'm interested too.

Thanks,
Peche

 
 
 

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Post by b » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 03:19:04


Barb, this sounds wonderful. Hope you find out and can share with the
rest of us. I've never heard of such a thing but love the concept.

bj

 
 
 

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Post by BarbSe » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 00:01:06


Purchased some scented coasters, would like to duplicate them.  Little
beads inside smell ymmy , when you put hot cup it is supposed to make
everything smell like cinn. or whatever.  Does anyone know what goes into
it?  Please send

 
 
 

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Post by Stephie » Mon, 10 Oct 1994 22:57:01


Often, small fabric coasters are filled with ground spices and another
medium (such as rice or the small pellets that fill bean bag chairs).
It's not actually the pellets that are scented, but the suff that is
around them that releases scents.  A drop or two of essential oil stirred
into the mixture before filling the bags works well too.

Stephanie

 
 
 

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Post by Stephie » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 09:47:01


Mary Beth, I have also seen these in simple squares; bean bag style.  That
might also be an option for your students.

Stephanie

 
 
 

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Post by Mary Beth Bell » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 03:17:20


oh yes - I JUST saw these yesterday and I was trying to figure
out what was inside too - it felt like rice but of course
smelled great - I could imagine crumbled up cinnomon sticks
mixed with rice for the cinn. scented ones, but the spearment
ones had me stumped - but AH HA (as Piaget would say) what if
the insides were the plastic based potpoure chips?  I
really think that would work - for those who haven't seen these
- it's a long tube of fabric (maye 18" or so?) which is filled
with this mystry filler - then coiled up in a snail circle, the
cirle is held together with glue gun glue....

This would be an incredibly easy gift for my 8 and 9 yr olds to
make for their gandparents - it would also be an inexpensive
"teacher" gift AND a perfect - "what can I do, I'm bored and
it's raining outside" activity -

mb
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Mary Beth Bellah

 
 
 

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Post by Diane Will » Thu, 13 Oct 1994 03:53:31



Quote:

>Barb, this sounds wonderful. Hope you find out and can share with the
>rest of us. I've never heard of such a thing but love the concept.

>bj

I responded to Barb via email that I thought all one would have to do is this:

1.  Obtain the plastic beads (like they make to put in your vacumn to "freshen" it)
2.  Add potporri oil to the beads (ensuring it was a compatible aroma!)  
3.  Using 2 squares of cloth 6" x 6", finish all edges
4.  Hand stitch  little pockets like the following:

      |   |   |   |   |   |   |
      |   |   |   |   |   |   |
      |   |   |   |   |   |   |   etc.

5.  After stitching "rows", place approx. 6 beads into each "pocket".  
6.  Hand stitch the a horizontal seam to seal beads into pockets.
7.  Continue putting beads into pockets until coaster is full.

You may be able to do this on your sewing machine.  I was. I tried it over the
weekend and it works great!  

Diane

 
 
 

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Post by b » Thu, 13 Oct 1994 05:11:44


Great, and thanks. I sat down last night and designed stencils of
nature things like paw prints to stencil on the top fabric and today I
thought it would be wonderful to fill them with woodsy kinds of scents
in addition to some other designs using spicy potporri as ***ia
suggested and now these freshening beads like Diane suggests. Having
never used essential oils or potporri before, would rice absorb the
oils, or how would one introduce woodsy scents into the bag? Any ideas?

Oh, yes, if one was going to sell these at a crafts fair, what would
one charge? I have never seen these for sale here and everyone I
mention it to thinks it is a wonderful idea...I may pay for Christmas
with them!

thanks again,

bj

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Needh » Sat, 28 Jan 1995 07:30:57



JUST saw these yesterday and I was trying to figure : out what was inside
too - it felt like rice but of course : smelled great - I could imagine
crumbled up cinnomon sticks : mixed with rice for the cinn. scented ones,
but the spearment : ones had me stumped - but AH HA (as Piaget would say)
what if : the insides were the plastic based potpoure chips?  I : really
think that would work - for those who haven't seen these : - it's a long
tube of fabric (maye 18" or so?) which is filled : with this mystry filler
- then coiled up in a snail circle, the : cirle is held together with glue
gun glue....
 Just a thought about scented coasters ... the spearmint ones could be
soearmint, grown and dried. Very easy herb to grow, spreads like crazy,
and drying herbs is a piece of cake too. Oops, make that soermint
"spearmint". It's also very economical to grow your own. And mints are
very highly scented.  : This would be an incredibly easy gift for my 8 and
9 yr
olds to : make for their gandparents - it would also be an inexpensive
: "teacher" gift AND a perfect - "what can I do, I'm bored and
: it's raining outside" activity -

: mb
: --
: Mary Beth Bellah

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