Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DIY Aromatherapy Hurricane Vases

My bedroom needs to be an oasis, in fact, I'm decorating our master to conjure the feeling of being in my favorite place. Its theme decorating in the best way possible- not tacky but more invoking the spirit of a place that makes us feel sublimely relaxed and happy {more on that later when I can reveal the whole thing}.

You have to utilize all five senses when trying to recreate a special place. I have a heightened sense of smell, always have, so one of the first elements that I wanted to bring to our room was the smell of wafting lavender. An aromatherapy session ensued in the creation of our hurricane vases.

Here's what you'll need:
1) Candles, I used fenomen candles {they were the tallest I could find} from Ikea
2) Stick-Um to help the candles stay in place
3) Dried lavender, I ordered 1 lbs online from here
4) Tall cylindrical hurricane vases from Michaels

And here's how they turned out {cue happy dance}. I love smelling them every time I walk by and the natural dusky purple hue they lend to the space is just what I was looking for.

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Emily said...

Super idea! I love how these came out and need to add these to my next shopping list so i can re-create.

SHERRY HART said...

GREAT idea...I love it! I bet it smells so good.

Natalie said...

Great idea! and they look so pretty sitting on your dresser!

idratherbeshopping said...

great idea! i love it and i'm with sherry -- i can almost smell it through the computer screen!

xo,
joAnn

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Wow looks really easy with a great end result.

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

Such a cute idea! I bet they smell divine :)

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Marketing and Martinis said...

i can't believe these are homemade! how awesome!

Nikki's World said...

It looks fabulous in your bedroom. It adds a nice touch to your room to make it more you and Mat!

LindsB said...

So so cute!! I bet they smell so good!

Too bad I can scratch my computer screen and get a whiff of that lovely lavender :)

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