This blog post is part of The Craft Challenge.
The June theme for this Craft Challenge was jewelry and I was having a hard time coming up with something to make. Jewelry is usually a pretty easy one for me because I make so much of it. Turns out, that was my problem. I’ve made a little bit of every kind of jewelry and I don’t want to repeat any of my tutorials. So, I tweeted for a fresh perspective. Thankfully, my friend, Christine, from Dreaming in CMYK gave me this brilliant idea—A diffuser necklace. Thank you, Christine!
I’ve never been very interested in perfume, so this is nice alternative. It’s really easy to make and you will smell GREAT all day long. I got all of my materials at Michael’s for about $11. Oh, except the essential oils. I got that on Amazon. You can get them at Giant Eagle or The Vitamin Shoppe as well.
Things You Will Need
2 Small charms
1 Large charm with holes
Necklace chain (with or without beads)
For the diffuse charm, you’re going to want to find a locket with some holes to let the essential oils escape.
I chose peppermint for my essential oil. I would love to make another diffuser necklace with grapefruit or citrus essential oils too. That would smell amazing.
Measure the diffuser charm and cut out a piece of felt that will fit inside.
Soak your felt piece with the essential oil and place it back in the diffuser charm.
You might have to add more oil to the felt after a few weeks to keep the smell. These oils are very aromatic though, it will probably take a while before the smell is gone completely. The good news is, it doesn’t take more than a few drops each time.
Attach your new diffuser charm to the necklace chain.
Now, attach the two smaller charms to the necklace on either side of the diffuser charm.
And now you have your very own diffuser necklace that will keep you smelling fresh and wonderful all day long. Not bad for $11 and 15 minutes, right?
I’d love to know what you think! Leave me some feedback in the comments.
The Craft Challenge Participants and Their Jewelry-Themed Crafts
These are The Craft Challenge participants. Click each image to check out their jewelry-themed craft tutorials! They will all be posted at some point today.