Momma Told Me: Fun Gifts For Car Owners- D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Ball Toppers

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Fun Gifts For Car Owners- D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Ball Toppers

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New Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
Momma Told Me: It's my way or the highway!

As a young girl I was never allowed to have any fun in the car.

I never really quite understood it. To me there were few things more fun than driving around in a moving vehicle you could do whatever you wanted with, and go wherever you wanted to go. Naturally, the fact that you had to be a certain age, and even pass a special test, to drive them, made cars one of the more exotic thrills in my adolescent mind. But Momma had all these rules- stomp your feet or take your muddy shoes off before climbing in, backpacks in the back, no open food or colored drinks, no yelling or pointing when Momma was driving, etc, etc. In hindsight, she did have a few good points- it was only when I shelled out my own hard earned money, for my first vehicle, that I soon too became so conscious of my own car rules.
New Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
Of course, one of the joys of being an adult is deciding what rules are steadfast, and which can be broken. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, my car is my rolling sanctuary. It's really the only physical place in my life where I feel I can maintain order and control. But I'll let you in on a secret, I break many of Momma's rules in my Purple PT Cruiser. The accessories may all be color coordinated to hr shiny purple finish, and every cubby and pocket meticulously organized, but I eat, sing, dance (don't judge,) and road trip in my car. And all of those things inevitably add up to some pretty funky odors and messes. It's okay, life happens- thankfully I've always got a few tricks up my sleeve to keep my steel baby clean, smelling fresh, and rolling along to the next party
DIY Emoji Antenna Toppers
If you have a new car owner, teenage driver, or weirdo individual obsessed with their car (such as me) on your shopping list, you likely are in need of a creative gift. Personally, I like to gift practical things, but you can't very well hand someone a box of pine scented tree hangers and expect to receive a gift next year. So, do what I do, head to your local Walmart and pick up a few Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products. You'll find them in the air care aisle and in several colorful varieties, such as the adorable Car Jar Ultimates or practical Smart Scent Vent Clips, in classic Yankee Candle® brand fragrance favorites. While you're there pick up a few other 'friendly' "Please take care of your car" minded gifts like, a mini duster (for vents,) heavy duty key ring organizer/carabiner, and even some sticky hooks and a gift bag (to make a stylish car trash container, as seen here.)
DIY Emoji Antenna Toppers
DIY Emoji Antenna Toppers
New Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
Walmart has plenty of Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products to really narrow the scents and products down to something that truly fits your recipient, but you'll want to go for the gold stars, so you'll add something a little extra. Why not make some adorable D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers? You can purchase foam (golf) practice balls in 6 packs for around $3 a package in a variety of colors, including yellow. These foam balls are the perfect circumference and size to top any car antenna with style. All you'll need to get going is them, a few permanent or paint markers, and a nail.
DIY Emoji Antenna Toppers
New Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
I made a total of 12 Emoji faces in total, going off of an Emoji keyboard I found online. While I decided to go with more traditional, yellow, Emoji faces you can really have fun and get creative with the colors and expressions. It's as simple as drawing basic shapes- this is a D.I.Y the tweens and teens would love helping out with! Once all of your faces are drawn on go ahead and poke a hole in the bottom of the ball, about 3/4 deep with a nail equal the circumference of an antenna. The foam will be soft enough to give and get over that initial tip when put on later, as long as the starter hole is there.
New Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
I packaged all of my Emoji Antenna Topper creations in a clear acrylic storage container my recipient will be able to stash under their passenger's seat for storage. In addition to my Emojis I added a Yankee Candle® brand Ultimate Car Jar and Yankee Candle® Fragrance Spheres for small space odor control. I also included a mini microfiber duster, sticky hooks, a gift bag, and stylish key ring. Some other great car gift additions might include, car wash vouchers or tokens, a gas card, leather care wipes, and reusable bags (for shopping.)
New Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
Of course I didn't neglect my car, either- I made sure to pick up some extra Yankee Candle® Ultimate Car Jars and Smart Scent Vent Clips. Turquoise Sky, MacIntosh and Citrus Tango are some of my favorite Yankee Candle brand Fragrances. I love how Citrus Tango brightens up the car with warm, fresh, scents that remind me of sunshine and citrus! Of course, while I was giving my car it's weekly clean-through, I decided it was time to officially bust out the antlers and reindeer nose too!
Ultimate Car JarNew Driver, Commuter, New Car Owner, or Car Lover Gift Ideas to add personality and style without breaking the bank. Yankee Candle® brand on-the-go fragrance products and D.I.Y. Emoji Antenna Toppers top the list! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)
So this holiday season, or for any gifting occasion, really, why not make a car owner in your life their very own custom set of Emoji Antenna Toppers and gift them a car care gift bundle. Find the perfect small space fragrance products from Yankee Candle® brand  in the Air Care department at your local Walmart and have a little fun with our silly, but thoughtful, D.I.Y. For complete Yankee Candle® brand selection check out the Walmart Assortment Page. Do you have a heavy commuter, new car owner, new driver, or car lover on your holiday gift list? Drop us a line below and let us know- I'm also dying to hear what everyone has on their car antenna right now!

What Daughter Says: Part of the fun of being an adult is driving- it's my way or the highway now!


D.I.Y Emoji Antenna Toppers idea for a car care gift perfect for any new driver or new car owner! #LoveAmericanHome (ad)

20 comments:

  1. Your antanne balls are wonderful! Looks like a great Christmas gift project for the little grands at my house.

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  2. These emojis are sooo cute! The Car Jars are super cute too! I need them for my car... I haul a teenage boy who love sports around in my car (along with his friends). My car can definitely use some fresh scents! #client

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  3. That is a seriously clever idea! I want the mad face one for my car because we have major road rage here in Boston. We're not called massholes for nothing :)

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  4. I love Yankee Candle so much! My car could use some emoji antenna balls too! Today I would be rocking the annoyed face!

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  5. What a cute idea!! I love the idea of an emoji antennae topper. This is a cute gift basket idea!! I love Yankee candle I had no idea that Walmart carried these.

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  6. This is a silly fun post!
    It is nice for the holiday season. Thanks.

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  7. Oh my goodness, what total fun. I would have never thought of making these... yet they are so funny. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  8. Those would make fun stocking stuffers for a new driver.. especially the air fresheners, cause we all know the new driver will forget something smelly in the car.

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  9. You are too cute! What a great teen gift for sure!

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  10. Oh this is awesome. I think my SIL would love all of this stuff to be honest, it's totally her style. How fun. - Jeanine

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  11. I thik this is about one of the cutest ideas ever! I am also glad to see what a cool car you drive!

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  12. Ah this is so clever! I'd love to make a few of those with my daughter to send to my sister this year!

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  13. These Emoji faces are adorable. These are great gifts for the car lover.

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  14. This is such a great idea. I love the Emoji faces. I will have to make some up.

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  15. This is incredibly genius. I love how your toppers turned out. I don't know if I'd be able to replicate but, I know my husband would. They are so cute!

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  16. What a brilliant idea that is to draw emojis on those antenna balls. So inexpensive and easy to make. You could even create some original facial expressions to reflect the faces and personalities of those who will be finding these in their Christmas stocking this year.

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  17. These are SO fun and SO cute. I love how unique these things are!

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  18. I love using Yankee Candle scents in the car and at home! They're one of my favorites. I have never thought about antenna decorations. Those emoji faces look fun!

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  19. I love having smell goods in my car. It's refreshing to get in and get a whiff of something so pleasant.

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  20. This is such a cute idea! I'm surprised I haven't seen these all over the place already!

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