Fall Wooden Leaf Diffuser Earrings

by Carol Burton.
(Temple City, CA)

Fall Wooden Leaf Diffuser Earrings by Carol Burton  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

These orange and red fall wooden laser cut leaves are hand painted by me. It was fun picking out the colors I wanted to use.

I used acrylic paints on the leaves. I painted a high acrylic gloss to finish them and protect the paint. An acrylic spray would have also worked.

I put a wooden tube bead above each leaf. The ear wires are hand made by me using sterling silver. The wire used was sterling silver, also.

Fall Wooden Leaf Diffuser Earrings by Carol Burton  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The reason I chose wooden shaped leaves, is because I wanted to put essential oil drops on the back of the unfinished wood.

So that is why I only painted one side of the leaf. The unfinished wood make great diffusers for essential oils. The scent lasts for hours, and sometimes, even days!

Fall Wooden Leaf Diffuser Earrings by Carol Burton  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I plan to put lemon or orange essential oils on the unfinished wood when I need a day brightener. I will put lavender oil on the back of the leaf, when I want a scent that relaxes me.

Carol Burton
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  • Patti Pojer says:

    These are just beautiful! What a wonderful idea with the essential oils

  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    The bead colors are perfect with the wonderfully painted leaves. A creative way to make essential oil diffusers. And the earrings are close enough for you to enjoy the oils. Neat idea, Carol!

  • What a fun and unique idea!

  • Georgena Allen says:

    I look forward to every issue.

  • Thank you so much, Georgena! 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    Love these earrings!!
    (and the idea for essential oils!)

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Super earrings and great idea for the lavender oil back…Love it!

  • Tina Hanks says:

    That’s a great idea. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Carol Burton says:

    Thank you, Patti. I’ve been having fun learning about essential oils, and what makes a good diffuser.

  • Carol Burton says:

    Thank you, Rena. I’m really into essential oils! I’ve enjoyed finding creative ways to make essential oil diffusers. I’m going to have a “diffuser workshop” at my church, where the ladies will be painting unfinished wood designs of their choice. Then, they will choose an essential oil to put on the back of their design. It will be in November, so there will be a holiday theme.

  • Carol Burton says:

    Thank you for your comment, Barbara!

  • Carol Burton says:

    Thanks so much, Michelle. I’ve had a lot of fun with the idea!

  • Carol Burton says:

    Thank you, Debra. Unfinished laser wooden designs are very reasonable, cost wise, and there are so many designs to choose from!

  • Carol Burton says:

    You are welcome, Tina.

  • Carol Burton says:

    As you can see, I used copper wire to do these earrings, because it fit color wise. Of course, sterling silver wire can also be used.

  • SallyC says:

    These turned out beautifully!

  • Great idea! Great job on the painting too.

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