Scented DIY Holiday Decor: Craft Your Own Fragrant Ornaments

As the holiday season approaches, there’s something special about the aroma of pine, cinnamon, and gingerbread wafting through the air. What if you could infuse your home with these delightful scents while adding a personal touch to your holiday decor? In this blog post, we’ll explore the art of crafting scented holiday ornaments—a creative and aromatic way to make your space feel festive and inviting.

    • Before we dive into the crafting process, gather the following materials:

      1. Plain Christmas ornaments: Choose ornaments made of materials like wood, paper, or fabric that can absorb scents.
      2. Aroma oils of your choice: Select your favorite holiday scents such as winter pine, vanilla cinnamon, orange, or peppermint.
      3. Thin ribbon or twine: This will be used to hang your scented ornaments.
      4. A small bowl or container: To mix the oils and ornaments.

Steps to Create Scented Ornaments:

      1. Prepare Your Workstation:
        Set up a clean and organized workspace. Lay out your ornaments, aroma oils, ribbon, and a small container for mixing.
      2. Select Your Scent:
        Choose an oil or a combination of oils that remind you of the holidays. Vanilla cinnamon, orange and peppermint are popular choices. Pour a few drops of the selected oil into your container.
      3. Add the Ornaments:
        Place your plain ornaments in the container with the essential oil. Gently roll or rotate the ornaments to ensure they are evenly coated with the scent. Allow them to absorb the aroma oil for a few minutes.
      4. Hang to Dry:
        Once your ornaments are nicely scented, hang them up to dry. Use the thin ribbon or twine to create loops for hanging. Let them dry for at least 24 hours, allowing the scents to fully infuse.
      5. Decorating with Scented Ornaments:
        Now that your scented ornaments are ready, it’s time to get creative with decorating. Here are a few ideas:
        • Hang them on your Christmas tree to infuse the entire room with holiday fragrance.
        • Place them in wreaths or garlands for a festive touch.
        • Use them as unique gift tags by attaching them to presents.
        • Create a fragrant centerpiece by displaying them in a decorative bowl or vase.

Maintenance Tips: To keep your scented ornaments smelling fresh throughout the holiday season, consider refreshing them with a drop or two of essential oil as needed.

Crafting scented holiday ornaments is a delightful way to add a personal touch to your holiday decor while infusing your home with the scents of the season. Get creative, involve the family, and enjoy the process of making your living space feel festive and inviting. Whether you hang them on your tree, use them as gift tags, or display them as a fragrant centerpiece, these scented ornaments will enhance your holiday experience and create lasting memories. Embrace the joy of scenting in your own home this holiday season!

Remember to share your scented ornament creations with us on social media using #AEScentedHolidays. Wishing you a joyous and fragrant holiday season!

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