Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aromatherapy: What your Mom needs this Mother's Day

Homemade Reed Diffuser Vase

Working at Yankee Candle I have seen many different forms of aromatherapy. One of these is the amazing reed diffusers. The reed sticks shown in the picture above soak up oil (which is put into vase) and diffuse a fragrance.

This Sunday give your mother the gift of aromatherapy and a homemade reed diffuser vase! I did it under a budget of $15.00!
Supplies needed: 
  • Mod Podge, Patterned Paper, & Paper Trimmer (The Essentials)
  • Glass Bottle  (recyclable bin)
  • Sponge to apply Mod Podge (Dollar Tree)
  • Yankee Candle Oil Refill ($9.99)
  • Yankee Candle Reed Diffuser Sticks ($2.99)
Here are the steps that I took to make the vase:

1. Cut patterned paper into strips

2. Apply Mod Podge with a sponge on the glass bottle. Wrap the strip of paper on the glass bottle. Apply a layer of Mod Podge on top of the strip. (You will have to cut strips to fit your glass bottle, especially towards the bottom)

2. Repeat step 1 until the glass bottle is covered with paper.

Back Side

Front Side
3. Towards the bottom I did cut squares so they would fit to the shape of the bottle.

4. Let the bottle fully dry, and then you are ready to gift it!

5. Here is what it will looks like displayed:

Front Side
Back Side

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there :)
Especially mine!
Love you Mom!

My mother & I :)

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. The have clung to me all my life.
~Abraham Lincoln 

~Wishing you creative bliss~

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I will soon become addicted to all your crafty-ness! So Cute!