Friday, December 14, 2018

DIY diffuser ornaments!

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Special thanks to Lesley White from The Mix for this fun idea!!

Are you ready to get creative this holiday season with a super easy #DIY diffuser ornament? It is kid friendly, and fun for the whole family!

This #DIY has a cool twist. Can you guess what it is?  It also supports your wellness too!!

What you need:

  • Terra Cotta Air Dry Clay 
  • Silpat or non stick surface
  • Rolling pin 
  • Cookie cutters in your favorite holiday cut-out shapes or use one of those cool decorative rolling pins
  • Rubber Stamps 
  • 1 Skewer Stick
  • String to hang 
  • One pen or marker with a cap on it
  • Glitter, ribbons, pipe cleaners, or paint to decorate them if you wish.
  • Essential Oils - Use oils like Christmas Spirit, Citrus Fresh, Cinnamon Bark, Balsam Fir, and Pine or Northern Lights Black Spruce.  (This was the cool twist if you haven't guessed already)

On your Silpat or non stick surface, roll out a ball of clay using your regular rolling pin.
Roll the clay until it is 1/3″ thick, if they are too thin they become brittle when they dry. You can make them thicker if you want them more durable.  On the last roll use the decorative rolling pin if you have one.

Using your cookie cutters, cut into fun festive shapes.

(skip this step if you used the decorative rolling pin)  Using the stamps or a pen cap, make indentations in the ornaments. This is where you will apply the essential oils when the ornaments are dry. You can also decorate them with glitter, ribbons, paint, pipe cleaners, or whatever craft supplies you have lying around. Get creative.

Using your skewer stick, poke a small hole in the top for your string.
Allow the clay to dry, undisturbed, for 2-3 days.

Once you have decorated the ornament and it is completely dry you can add your essential oils, and make sure to allow the oil to soak in then before hanging up. You can use them on your tree or maybe even in your car hanging from the mirror.  Or think outside the box and hang them in other rooms of the house for an easy low-tech diffuser!

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