Thursday, August 12, 2010

How To - Make Your Own Reed Diffuser

Have you seen the reed diffusers? They are sold many places these days and some are quite costly. They're reed! Good ol' basket weaving reed! You can make your own for pennies in comparison to what they cost in the stores.  If you didn't know, I am a basket weaver and I hope you get a chance to visit my other blog Basketmaster's Weavings.  I know many of you reading this blog are not basket weavers, but you can find basket weaving reed by doing a google search for "basketweaving supplies."  Reed is sold by the pound, and is not costly, so get several of your friends together to buy a pound and split it up to make many diffusers for Christmas gifts this holiday season.

Just use #6 round reed and cut to the desired length. You can use your scraps here. Place in a narrow mouth bottle. My bottle is from a vinegar and oil set that I got at Walmart. You can also get potpourri oil at Walmart as well. Mine is a potpourri gel that I got at a home candle party that I went to. Just fill the bottle with the potpourri fragrance, insert the reed and tie on a pretty ribbon. I also hot glued a small flower embellishment to mine. I made several of these to give as gifts and they are always greatly appreciated.

A bonus craft you can see in my photo of the reed diffuser. This photo is taken in my bathroom. I got some pretty, smooth glass blue rocks and used a clear epoxy to glue them to the wall in my bathroom. The blue rocks and epoxy also came from Walmart's craft department. I like the pretty bling it adds in there.

Baskets of blessings and Happy Homemaking,


ps.  For those of you who are interested in learning how to weave baskets, although I've woven hundreds of baskets for many years now, I've dedicated my blog Basketmaster's Weavings for the beginning basket weaver.  I have step by step YouTube videos that hand hold you through the weaving process.  The blog is full of tips and how to's as well as inspiration.

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Teaching Money to Kids said...

Great tips. I have a diffuser that is all used up and wanted to refill it. Do you add the oil to anything, like plain oil?

Shelley said...

I am your newest follower. Love the reed diffuser, I am so trying that!! I love your blog and I would love it if you could visit mine at Happy blogging.

Richella said...

What a great idea! I love reed diffusers, but I do NOT love the price tag on them! I am sure these would be much-appreciated as gifts.

Visiting from Fingerprints on the Fridge!

Leigh said...

That's a great idea!

Dropping by from the Social Parade to say hello!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

This is SUCH a good idea, Nancy! Love it! I will be using this, for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Cara said...

Found you from Fingerprints on the Fridge. What a great idea! I can't wait to try my own. Stop on over for a visit!


Julie said...

How funny, it's like you knew I was looking at the wall. Thanks for filling me in.

Twin Inspiration said...

Thanks for sharing. I have several and they are pricey. I'm now one of your followers.


Amy said...

this is a GREAT gift idea...I am trying to make all my christmas gifts this year. I think some family members might be getting a reed diffuser!! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise Marie said...

Girl, you got skills. I immediately saw your glass rock project to the side and thought of my muddroom sink. I had almost bought glass tile back when we did it to put in the small area and you've given me an idea for what could go in the void of the mirror and sink cabinet.

AUDRA said...

Just stopping by to let you know I featured this today! :)

Dawn said...

I love that bottle ! Also- what is that on the wall there next to the bottle ? Those are pretty also. Beads ?


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