17 March 2010

diy diffuser art

so I recently saw this reed diffuser sconce in a candle company's catalog. Their price was $35... now I thought to myself, "I really love the look of that, makes the diffuser look like art, but I'm certainly not willing to pay that much for a frame and a little glass bottle..." So I set out to Michael's {coupons in hand!} with the goal of creating this look for less... {above: original photo from here}

Here is what I came up with, for a mere $12! How's that, compared to the original $35? I'd say I got the look for less, and actually, I like mine even better! And really, who doesn't love saving money?? I still purchased the fragrance oil from the candle company.

Looks even better in real life- hard to get good lighting in this apt!

Here's how it broke down:
- $10 frame on clearance
$2 bud vase
- some pebbles I had leftover from a bridal shower I hosted, I think a bag of these usually runs
- diffuser grapefruit scented oil,
$25 for 5 oz. {and the reeds} and using a capfull at a time, I'm expecting it to last probably 6-12 months

participating in:
>> Frigal Friday @ life as mom
>> Frugalicious Friday @
Finding Fabulou$
>> Inspiration Friday @
The Inspired Room


Kelley said...

that is a great idea! thank you fro sharing.

Jess said...

I love that! That is such a good idea. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Jess said...

Thanks so much for posting at Favorite Things Friday! I really do want to make one of these now!

Jessi said...

Fabulous idea! Nothing like doing your own version for cheaper, and loving it even more. I may have to try this!

annies home said...

love this idea

Laura said...

This is so cute. Great idea!

Jane B. said...

Wow...what a great idea! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! Oh and I followed. :)

Jane @ Finding Fabulous