Originally posted 2012-07-31 08:00:22.
Recycle a Wine Bottle to Make a Fragrance Diffuser
There really are some beautiful wine bottles out there and I just hate to throw them out after enjoying the contents (hee hee)! I’m trying to find various ways to use them decoratively around the house. I think I’ve come up with another idea… Today, I will share how to make a fragrance diffuser with a wine bottle, complete with hardware to hang it on the wall! All it takes are a few inexpensive parts, your favorite fragrance, and you’re off!
- Wine Bottle
- Top plate connector (found in the plumbing section of any home improvement store)
- 3/8″ threaded rod
- 1″ split-ring hanger for 3/8″ rod (also found in the plumbing section)
- 2 – 3/8″ hex nuts
- Bamboo skewers (<– affiliate link!)
- Vase filler (<– affiliate link – I used crushed shells)
- Diffuser oil
Start by cutting the threaded pipe with a hacksaw to the length desired. I cut mine at about 5″. The only top plate connectors I could find were galvanized. Galvanized material can be painted but it doesn’t last very long but since this is a project for the indoors, it should be fine. Prime and paint as desired. Screw the plate connector to the drywall through a stud or using proper anchors such as auger anchors. Thread one of the nuts onto the rod, and thread the rod into the plate connector. Tighten the nut against the connector to secure it.
Thread the second nut onto the rod, then thread the split ring onto the rod. The rod should not interfere with the inside of the ring. Tighten the nut against the ring to secure it.
Using a funnel, fill the bottle about half way with the vase filler.
Pour the diffuser oil into the bottle and add the bamboo skewers.
Insert the bottle neck into the split ring and tighten the screws. Try not to overtighten as the bottle may break!
Voila! Gorgeous decoration on the cheap! Think of it as a two-for-one deal… Not only do you get to enjoy the fabulous contents of the bottle but you get a fantastic decoration, too!
As a side note, the bottle can also be used as a wall-mounted vase and the wall connector can be used with the outdoor torches created in this post. Have any questions about how to make a fragrance diffuser with a wine bottle? Leave a comment below!