I must say I’m pretty proud of myself for thinking up this little crafty idea! It sort of came about during another project I was working on, involving lemons also. Anyway, this one is actually more of a “clean” idea I suppose. A couple years ago John’s mom gave me some sweet little reed diffusers as a gift, and I put them in the bathrooms to keep them smelling fresh. Well, the smell-good liquid stuff that it came with is all gone, and I noticed the empty jar in the bathroom the other day. The sticks, as I call them, were all dried up too so I tossed them.
And as you may have learned about in our little holiday fruit basket post, we have so many lemons growing right now we hardly know what to do with ourselves! I picked about 10 off the tree a few days ago and started thinking up ideas of what I could do with them! Gosh I’m starting to feel like Amy in “The Little Women,” although I think it was limes she was so crazy about. That’s a classic. But to give you a little snip-it of the other lemon project soon to come, I decided to slice up a few and bake them. But not for eats. Ahh kinda crazy! This left me with a bunch of lemon ends, if you will, and I just couldn’t get myself to throw them away.
That’s when the whole reed diffuser idea struck me! I pulled out some grilling skewer sticks and cut off the pointy end so I wouldn’t stab myself now, or in the future I tend to find ways to hurt myself.
So here are my little lemon ends and my other supplies:
Unfortunately I don’t own a funnel and I knew I’d only get a few drips into the bottle if I squeeze the lemon directly over it because the opening is very small. So I pulled out a measuring cup with a notch cut out for pouring. Then I squeezed the juice right out of the lemon and into the cup.
The few lemon ends filled the jar up about half way, so I cut another lemon and used half of it to top off the jar. If you decide to make this, one whole lemon would be plenty. Here you can see my jar is full of real lemon juice! There’s something very cool about that. I suppose I’ll have to change out the juice often though. I will keep you updated on how long it lasts before it goes bad, assuming it will do that.
Then I just popped in the skewers that I had cut and that’s all it took. Super easy! I let them set in the juice for a couple days before I took this last picture because I wanted to make sure the skewers would soak up the juice. And as you can tell by the dark color of the sticks, they are definitely doing that. Along with putting out an awesome citrus scent.
This little project cost me a whopping $0.00. I love when it works out that way.
Leave me a comment if you decide to make it! I’d love to hear about it!