Easy DIY Car Diffusers


Our 9 year old has a market day this year at school. It’s part of their economics lesson. She has to advertise, and “sell” a product. The preference was for it to be something that was made at home, but the option was available for purchasing complete products and reselling those.

I had already made a DIY car diffuser for my car, as well as several other family members and friends. She saw them and asked if she could use them for her market as well as teacher appreciation gifts. I think it would make a great and original teacher appreciation gift as well…and if I’m being honest, I’d love it as a Mother’s Day gift, too!

diy Car diffuser

DIY Car Diffusers

You’ll need just a couple things:

Glue gun and glue sticks

Clothes pins (wooden ones are easiest to hold the glue)

Felt stickers or wool balls. (Felt flower stickersFelt frog and monkey stickers or Felt stars are some good ideas, but there are a ton of options)

Essential Oils

Small bottles to gift with essential oils

DIY Car Diffusers

We left the paper backing on the backs of the stickers. It actually helped them stick better to the clothes pins and not collect dust.

Once the glue gun was properly heated, the 9 year old put a line of hot glue on the end of the clothes pin that you squeeze.

DIY Car Diffusers

Then, the 7 year old put a felt sticker on each clothes pin and we allowed them to dry.

It took about 5 minutes to do almost 50 DIY car diffusers that can be sold at the school market. And, I imagine quite a few teachers will be receiving them a teacher appreciation gift in a few weeks.

DIY Car Diffusers

For the purpose of selling, we added a couple drops of our favorite car freshening essential oils (she chose lime, citrus fresh and peppermint on various felt stickers) and took a picture of them attached to the car vent for advertising.

DIY Car Diffusers

For gifting, we will include the little small bottles with a portion of essential oils so the gift recipient can “recharge” the diy car diffuser as desired for maximum air smelling freshness.

diy Car diffuser

I like an easy craft project that my girls can pretty much accomplish on their own (I supervised the hot glue gun usage) and have a great gift idea or sellable product in no time.

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  1. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    What a cute and easy idea!

  2. pat chance says:

    What a great idea

  3. Thank you – I love how simple, affordable and adorable these are! You saved me from my Amazon impulse buy! Time to visit the Michael’s clearance bins instead!

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