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Thrift store bottles to reed diffusers

Occassionally the house just gets to smelling yucky! There is only so much human, dog and food smell you can take before you want something fresher and cleaner smelling. This was the case for us recently and my hubby had discovered reed diffusers through a coworker. So we went to Pier One and purchased a couple. They are a bit pricey and one isn't enough for our large open floor plan. However, they do sell the refill oils and additional reeds, so I decided to search the thrift store for a unique bottle that would work to make my own with the refills and reeds.

Luck was on my side and I found these with narrow openings. I've read that the narrow opening will make your oil and scent last longer as less can escape through the smaller opening.


A slightly more artistic shot:

Obviously the before shots are before I washed them. A good cleaning and they were ready for adding a little decorative touch and some oil and reeds. I pulled out my stash of beads and jute and went to work.

Here it is at "home" on top of our bookshelf.
I only had enough jute for one, so I made the next two with some jewelry cord I had on hand.
Go find some neat thrift store bottles and make your own! 
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  1. They look amazing! Great idea on a way to save money. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Clever idea. I had purchased some bottles shaped like yours at a garage sale and they've been sitting on a shelf in the basement waiting for inspiration. I think you just gave it to me! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cute idea! I love the shape of the bottles and the trims you added:) Practical and pretty. Have a great week!


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