Hey Friends! Welcome to the 15 Minute Fix! Today begins a new series of mini makeovers, quickie garden tips and more. Our first project is the super simple repurpose of a recent find. Hopefully you'll be inspired to make your own! Ready for a fix?
Friday, I shared this copper topped shaker that was missing its mate. Several of you mentioned the pretty piece and a few even expressed curiosity about my intentions. Well...
It's no secret that I'm pretty attached to my essential oil diffuser. When it comes to air fresheners, I don't think anything smells better or is healthier than essential oils. I've been known to move my diffuser from room to room depending on where I am working at the time. Remember several years ago when the reed diffuser was popular? It was basically a decorative bottle with thin wood reeds that soaked up the oil inside and acted as an air freshener. Currently electronic ones like mine are more popular. Most use water, but there are some that use a small scented pad so I decided to borrow the concept for my shaker to create a mini diffuser. Start with a cotton round, like the ones available in the cosmetic section at the dollar store. If your shaker has a smaller lid, just use a cotton ball instead. Now add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. For this
shaker diffuser, I used lavender.
Ready for the next step? Follow closely, it's a little complicated...
Got it? That's right--just stick the whole round inside the lid. The scent will come through the shaker holes. The oil can be reapplied or changed as needed. Since I used lavender oil and my shaker is clear glass, I also added dried lavender buds. Rose petals or other dried flowers would be pretty too.
I finished it with some raffia trim and a lavender sprig.
Prefer a different scent or maybe your shaker isn't clear glass? No worries, since the scent comes from the oil inside the lid, it can be personalized to your preference. Basically any shaker will work and it really isn't necessary to add anything to the bottom. A shaker can just be sitting in your kitchen or on a table, inconspicuously smelling awesome! I collect shakers but only keep salt and pepper in a pair or two. I added lemongrass essential oil inside the lid of one of the jadeite shakers that sits on my kitchen counter. No one would know it's there but it smells great. Why not create a fragrant vignette, using different colors and sizes? These are all thrift store shakers and as you can see, the empty ones look lovely, especially when grouped together.
Don't forget to pin it!
As promised, 15 minutes or actually less for this project. Your home will be smelling like spring in no time!