Your diffuser run out of oil? Learn how to upcycle the bottle into a chic propagation station in a few steps! Affiliate links in post.
Am I going to open yet another post with an apology for my absence? You bet your ass I am.
As it turns out, the whole whirlwind moving to Canada thing? Time-consuming. Very time-consuming. My friends and I had to find a place (we found one – it’s gorgeous, you guys will be shown it) and our wi-fi was only connected a few days ago. However, I am back!
(And back with a ton of cute DIY projects coming your way . . .)
Today’s post is number 4 in my trash to treasure upcycling series! This is exactly what it says on the tin – a fun series wherein I show you how to upcycle your trash into cute home decor pieces. So far we’ve covered:
For today, we are throwing it back to one of the small crafts I made before I left Melbourne. All of my regular readers will know about the absolute love affair I have with plants. Whether I’m sharing my top DIY propagation stations or quirky ways to display your favourite houseplants, there will be some mention of greenery in my posts!
While researching the aforementioned propagation station post, I came across this gorgeous upcycle by Tina Le:
And I was so darn inspired!
Little diffuser bottles normally come in super cute shapes – and in the perfect size to display a plant cutting! So, the next time we used up a diffuser, I made sure to set it aside.
While I was thinking of design ideas, I kept coming back to how Tina left transparent space to check up on the roots. So fun! My take leant into this a little more and left tons more transparency. Anyways – shall we jump into the making?
You Will Need:
- An old diffuser bottle
- Plant cuttings (I used a golden pothos cutting for these photos)
- Paint markers
How To Make:
- Empty and rinse your diffuser bottle
- Clean off any labels and glue residue
- Once dry, use paint markers to add floral illustrations to the bottle. Go slowly and be careful not to smudge the markers as they dry.
- Repeat step 3 until happy with the design.
- Add water into your bottle and add a plant cutting.
And that’s it! How simple – yet the finished product is absurdly cute.
All in all, I could not recommend giving this upcycle a try more! The colours and patterns are easily customisable to your own space – hell, you could even macrame a cute little holder for it.
Did you like this finished project? Would you try it yourselves? Let me know your thoughts down below – and don’t forget to share this post!