I am so excited to share this project with you today! It’s super easy, super cute; and you can use it all year long (you’ll learn how a little later 🙂 ). Over on Facebook, I have an essential oils group and I’m sharing “Twelves Days of Christmas Gifts” via Facebook Live… and this happens to be the gift idea for Day 5. I absolutely love sharing ways in which people can bring the scents of essential oils into their home… Ready to get started?
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Natural Wood Slices with Holes
- Olive Oil
- Christmas Spirit Essential Oil (or another essential oil of your choosing)- Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
- Small Foam Brushes
- Chalkboard Paint
- Stickers, Chalk Pen, or Chalk
Start by placing 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil into a small bowl, and mix in 5 drops of Christmas Spirit essential oil (or another essential oil of your choosing).
Using a small foam brush, “paint” the oil mixture onto one side of your wood slice. I painted on two thin layers.
Keeping the oiled side up, allow the oil to seep into the wood overnight. You may want to place the wood slices on some newspaper to avoid the oil getting onto other surfaces. Ignoring this step will cause problems down the road, so really let that oil sit on the ornament for a least 6-8 hours.
Once the oil has had a chance to absorb into the wood slice, paint the opposite side with chalkboard paint, and allow the paint to thoroughly dry.
Once the paint has dried, use a chalk pen or chalk to write a message… or apply some stickers with a short saying or image.
If you notice the scent starting to dissipate, simply add one drop of essential oil to the unpainted side.
These ornaments can be used in so many ways:
Use them as napkin rings and allow your guests to bring them home
Use them as gift tags
…or use this ornament all year round by attaching it to your rearview mirror and use it as a car freshener.
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