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DIY Concrete Reed Diffuser

DIY mixed concrete projects have been my latest obsession. I just get so much satisfaction out of them because I’m literally creating a structured piece from scratch with my own hands! Every once in a while, I like to try and use my favourite crafting supplies to create my own versions of what’s trendy in the world of home decor right now, so I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise to you that I recently took a show at making my very home concrete reed diffuser for scented essential oils. It was such a success that I decided to make another one so I could show everyone else how easily I did it too!

Diy concrete reed diffuser

Check out these step by step instructions for making a concrete reed diffuser, complete with photos. If you’re more of a visual learner and would prefer to follow a video, scroll to the bottom of this post to find precisely what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • A cup of water
  • A roll of masking tape
  • An abrasive block
  • A small glass jar
  • A piece of cardboard
  • A right angle ruler
  • A hot glue gun and glue
  • A mixing bowl
  • DIY fine particle concrete
  • A spoon
  • A protractor
  • An Exacto knife
  • A felt tipped pen
  • Scissors
  • Vaseline

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Diy concrete reed diffuser materials

Step 2:

Using your right angled ruler, draw a line two inches long. Measure your protractor tips to be two inches apart and place the pointed anchor tip at the end of the line. Place the pencil tip at the other end of the line and use the protractor to swoop a a line upwards. Then swap your tip locations; put your pointed tip at the end of the line your pencil tip was previously at and vice versa. Swoop a line upwards from here in the other direction. You’ll notice that your two swooped pencil lines cross over across from the first two inch line you drew. Put the protractor down and use your right angled ruler to turn the pencil lines into an actual measured triangle, meeting in a point where the protractor lines crossed over.

Diy concrete reed diffuser stencil

Step 3:

On each side of your newly drawn triangle, sketch a line straight out from the ends, one on each side. You will end up with a rectangular shape sitting along each of the triangle’s edges.

Diy concrete reed diffuser cardboard

Step 4:

Cut out your whole shape, keeping to the very outside edges so the rectangular tabs stay attached with a complete triangle in the centre.

Diy concrete reed diffuser cutting