Birch Tree & Dollar Tree Scented Diffuser
Here is perhaps one of the easiest ways to make a scented diffuser using twigs, diffuser reeds and a fragrance oil. It brings nature into your home and adds a hint of scent as well as being a home decor piece.
I started by gathering some twigs off my birch trees.
Select some twigs you either find, buy or cut. I used birch twigs because those are what I had in my backyard. I’ve also gathered fallen twigs from parks and on my daily walks which would also work.
Since these twigs were freshly cut, I needed to remove the foliage. Super easy. Just start at the bottom, squeeze the twig as you work your way up the twig to strip them.
Since these were fresh twigs, I needed to let them dry out before using them. I bundled my stripped twigs together to let dry outside.
Once my twigs were dry, I undid the bundle and stuck them into a small ceramic vase I bought at Dollar Tree. Any small opaque vase will do.
I added my fragrance oil to the vase I purchased at Dollar Tree. I stuck the dried twigs into the vase and added some short diffuser reeds I’d purchased online. I am not sure if the real twigs would wick up the scent, so added the reeds and tucked them in the vase. PS: Do not use water in your vase as it will cause your twigs to mold.
Below are the reeds I hid in the vase to act as wicks. I just arranged the twigs the way I wanted and had a cute little air diffuser to use in my home.
Once it was all assembled, I put it up on my mantle and two others in my bathroom. Simple way to have natural looking air diffuser/ home decor items. Aside from the drying time of the twigs, this was a 5 minute project. These also make cute decorations/favors for wedding tables at each guest’s seat.
Happy crafting. The cost to make one of these is about $3. If you liked this post, be sure to check out my other posts for more easy ideas. Thanks for viewing.
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Kayelily Middleton on Apr 11, 2021
Just be careful with diffusers if you have pets. Many essential oils can be poison to them, in particular Tea-tree Oil. I just saw a long list on social media somewhere.
Crafting & Creating Just4Fun on Apr 11, 2021
Good point. You may want to skip the diffusing and just make vases using twigs if you have animals that get into things.
Did you find out whether or not the twigs also diffuse the scented oil?
If you put in water and it will mold the birch twigs, won’t the oil do the same thing. Thanks
Where did you buy your diffuser reeds from the cheapest I have seen them was for $6.98