- 7 years ago
Hello, I hope someone has some ideas on this!
I am making something for a gift for a bride. In the decorating I use those big bags of potpourri – the ones that have seed pods, wood curls, etc it’s larger than flower petal potpourri.
WELL… now I’m in panic mode. I just started working on this gift last week, had to wait for all of the craft supplies to arrive. When I picked up the bag of potpourri, I THOUGHT I was grabbing an unscented bag.
HA.. it STINKS.. I mean, sneezing, turning green, disgusting smell. It says “Linen” or “Fresh Cotton” – it smells like someone stuck a bunch of cheap ass dryer sheets in a bag along with the potpourri! BLECH!
I’m STUCK. I have no option right now other than to try and change the fragrance of this ASAP. I do NOT want to change the color, it has to stay this creamy ivory color (wedding colors). I’ve searched and searched to change the fragrance – and everything I’ve found says AFTER the scent goes away, then you add more Fragrance Oils.
Ain’t gonna work. (1) I have no car to go to Michaels to get something different or find some fragrance oils. (2) This gross smell is still on the potpourri even though I’ve had it out of the bag now for 1 week.
I’ve got 2 room spray fragrances – Cranberry and Cinnamon; plus I have a ishtload of Yankee Candles in my house – votives (probably over 100, the $1.00 sale kills me! ha ha). I actually have 4 Cinnamon Votive candles.
The ONLY thing I can think of to do is to lay out the stinky Potpourri on a sheet, set the Cinnamon Yankee Candles on the sheet, soak paper towels and cotton balls in the Cinnamon Room spray and then tightly cover everything in plastic wrap and HOPE it works!
Please, please does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of the stinky stuff?
I do want to post pictures but not until after I ship the gift which will be by 9/1 I’ve been taking photos of the work in progress so I can put them up, so far, with the exception of this potpourri the gift is turning out beautifully, I hope they like it!