If you're like me and love essential oils, you probably have quite a few roller bottles around the house. Instead of storing and forgetting them in a drawer or cupboard I like to display mine in pretty custom wood blocks! Having them out in plain sight also helps me stay consistent with using them. This time I decided to make one with a pretty beaded detail. I hope you like it!
Essential Oil Roller Bottle Block
I had a piece of wood that was the perfect thickness and just needed to be cut to length. I decided to make this block 8 inches but you can do whatever works best for you. 2x3s and 2x4s also work well for these roller blocks.
Once it was cut to size I broke all of the sharp edges with a sanding sponge. Next I decided on my layout. I decided to place the outermost holes 1/4 inch from the edge. I then spaced out 3 additional center points in between those. You can lay them out however you'd like but I like to keep a little space between each of my rollers so they're easier to grab.
I used a drill bit that would allow for just a little wiggle room for my roller bottles. Just measure the bottles you have and use a drill bit that is slightly bigger. I also set the stop for about an inch deep. If you're worried about them getting knocked out you can always drill out a little deeper to hold the roller bottle better.
You can see all of the holes here, nice and evenly spaced.
From this point you could stain or paint the block and be done but I like to take it up a notch and add some sort of decorative element. In the past I've added moulds and played around with paint techniques but today I decided I wanted a "beaded" look. I had a bunch of wooden beads left over from another project so I decided to cut them in half on the band saw using some dowels to hold them. I wouldn't really recommend this unless you're a fairly experienced wood worker. After cutting a few without any issues they started to spin on me and things went flying! 😂 After some research I actually found out that they sell "half beads" without any holes so I will definitely be buying some of those next time! (I'll link both products below).
I decided to lay them out around the top edge. I secured them using wood glue.
Once the glue was dry I had to fill each hole with spackle. Again, the precut half beads would have been soooo much easier. 😂😂😂 I left the spackle a little rough to give it a bit of a texured and crackled look but after painting it and seeing it done I would probably just leave them nice and smooth on my next one. Sometimes ideas don't always turn out as expected but I was still happy with the end result.
Here it is, all finished up! You can also make a block that will fit your essential oil bottles. All you need to do is measure and find the right bit. Thanks for following along and check out my Instagram for more fun projects!