How to make essential oils storage. This essential oils organizer DIY project is super easy and fun. This essential oils organizing basket is cheap, quick and not complicated at all. Keep your oils safe and secure with this essential oils storage DIY.
Has the organizing bug bit you too? Everybody seems to be decluttering, organizing and creating cute storage ideas. And I am all up for it. I have been going to the thrift shop regularly but mostly to drop things off! Gasp! I know what a revolutionary idea. Everything in my house has been exposed to the ‘keep or donate’ question at least once already and when it is deemed to stay it has to have a home. I am longing for a simpler, organized home, and I am getting there one little project at a time.
I don’t know if you recognize it, but when things don’t have a home, when they are scattered all over the place and hard to find, I simply forget to use them. As was the case with my essential oils collection. I love creating little oily concoctions to rub on my skin (my anti mosquito itch ointment is my favorite), mixing oils for my bathtub or diffusing them in my home. But my oil collection was a mess and I hardly used any of them anymore. But no more! See here my essential oils organizing basket DIY.
I am so happy. All my oils are together, easy to find and use, and in a safe – sunlight free – organizer. The project was made with thrifted and repurposed materials so almost free. And my little basket has got a bit of a beach vibe too! All the boxes are ticked by this project.
A couple of weeks ago I received the invite to be part of a DIY challenge that I gladly accepted. Each month a group of talented bloggers will receive a challenge to DIY something, this month we had to create an organizing project. Well I rose to the challenge and decided to figure out how to maken an essential oils storage solution. Fix that problem once and for all.
Okay. So where to start with my essential oils storage DIY?
In my garage I went, where I found this long-ago-thrifted-basket. It was a bit rough around the edges but I figured it was exactly high enough for an essential oils container
Now I needed something to keep my little oil bottles secure and safe and properly stored and organized. Hmm….
My garden section delivered the perfect solution for that:
This is a garden knee pad and a quick measurement revealed that it had the absolute perfect width for my basket and after I cut off the blue handle it was exactly tall enough. A true match made in heaven.
Speaking of my garden shed and organizing….
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With the apple corer I punched holes and basically all the heavy work was done. (some bottles were a little wider, but with the hole already there it was quick and easy to make the hole bigger with a sharp knife). If you are not concerned with looks you are done at this point. But I couldn’t live with all those bright colors of the knee pad so I covered it with some leftover oil cloth. I adhered the drop cloth with spray glue and cut a cross where the holes were. Pushing the bottles in made the edges of the drop cloth cover the holes perfectly.
My essential oils storage DIY was finished!
Of course I then went on to the really fun part and that is to spruce up that tired old basket. I decided to make it quick and easy and just use some white craft paint. Because this looks a bit like a picnic basket I decided to go for a beachy vibe. I simply painted a star and some stripes. Since I wanted it to look as if it had been shlepped to the beach many times, I didn’t need to make it perfect. It was almost ready but needed just a bit more.
I covered the handle in some cotton rope and fixed a quick little tassel. It wasn’t until I took the photos that I realized that together they look a bit like an anchor. Happy serendipity!
I think my essential oils storage basket is cute. But most of all it works like a charm. I have already dug in to my collection several times to mix myself a nice fragrance for my home.
What ye think?
All the other organizing projects from my fellow DIY Challenge participants are linked up beneath.
Have fun visiting them!