Tutorial: making a decorative air humidifier

Or how to increase the humidity rate at home in a deco way?

The colder it gets outside, the more you increase the radiator thermostats. Result: the air dries up and small inconveniences arrive. Dust is more volatile, our asthma or allergies come back, our skin dries up … So how to maintain a healthy humidity rate at home? By making an efficient and decorative air humidifier! 

The material

– copper wire or brass color
– pearls
– glass test tubes
– cutting pliers
– a clamp
Time: 1 hour
Budget: $40 USD


1. Start by sliding a bead in the wire and create a spiral with the wire.


2. Wrap the wire around a test tube using the spiral formed to hold it. You can slip some beads to decorate.


3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each test tube.


4. Assemble the tubes together by wrapping the wires, aligning the tubes, and keeping them tight. Take care to leave the necessary space between each tube, according to the shape of your radiator.


5. On both ends, twist the remaining wires to solidify the assembly. Leave at least 5cm of wire on each side to easily hook your humidifier.


6. Place your air humidifier on a radiator. Twist both ends to slide them into the holes and hold the assembly together. Then pour water into each tube.


In the end

And here is a home made and custom air humidifier, which will have nothing to envy to those of the trade. More chic than plastic, you can vary the color of the thread and beads or the number of tubes to match the decor and the needs of each piece.
You can easily see the water level to know when to add it.
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