Air Vents and Scents

This may not be earth shattering, but it sure does smell good and fit perfect :) Our ceiling air vent proves to be a big dilemma every time it has to be changed. It needs to be 15 3/4 x 23 3/4. But guess what, we can’t find that size anywhere, imagine that :) Since it on the ceiling (versus being on a wall) it has to fit perfectly. Surely someone else out there has this issue, right?!

This is the exciting part of the post :) (well, as exciting as a post about air vents can be!)

We buy a 16 x 25 air vent. It is the closest thing there is to what we need

Measure and cut to make it the exact dimensions. 

Use an exacto to cut…

Pull off the extra cardboard…

Push the stuff back into the vent…

Now for the super exciting stuff… open up your French Scent packet and reveal the blue stickiness… I chose the country cotton scent :) There were at least 10 scents to choose from. We smelled. them. all. (5 times each!) Lavender was a close second…
Place sticky side down under the vent…

Workin’ it…

aren’t we cute :) 

The house smells delicious. I’m not going to lie, the flavor was super intense for about 4 days. It’s been 2 weeks now, and the smell is subtle and lovely :) How do you feel about air fresheners? What is your favorite scent? Do you have a favorite air  freshener brand (I have a car scentsy thing I LOVE)? Do you have to DIY your own air vent? I would love to hear your thoughts on scents and vents :)

UPDATE: The Elliot’s informed me of–you can get any filter ANY size, any time.  Just thought this might be a helpful tid bit for others with filter dilemmas :)


  1. We've done this and I love it!
    We haven't done it in awhile, but I think it's time again :)

  2. This is such a good idea! I am going to make my husband do this for me very soon. :)

    By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it–

  3. We do have to DIY our vent….. Only ours is on the floor & very large so have 1 large next to a small 1. Sorry can't remember the dimensions! Haven't even heard of the scent you can put in it…. Good to know!

  4. Yikes! Lots of work to change a filter! Good job!

    (Girl! Is that an Aggie ring in picture #5??? Whoop!)

  5. We used to live in a house with a weird filter size and just started ordering them from Order a six month supply and younalways have a filter and they can set up automatic shipping.

  6. I thought I saw an Aggie ring too! We use these and we get the tropical scent. It is true that it is so intense, almost to the point of nauseating, but it is really nice for the next month or so!

  7. brilliant! i wonder if you could spritz them with aromatherapy or essential oils too? with just the right impact? hmmm… this would be more effective than my scentsy plug in! haha

  8. Janet and The Johnson family– it is an Aggie ring :) The BF is an Aggie, I'm a Longhorn! People ask him about it everywhere…even in China! Are you both Aggies?

    The Elliots– thank you for the tip about! I'm going to add that to the post!

  9. Another mixed relationship! Good luck.

    DH and I are both Ags. Harmony in the sports arena. LOL.

    I don't use scented things but if you like it, go for it.

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