Christmas Decorations And Spices In The Snow

So your home looks festive but does it smell the part?

A smell can instantly transport you back into a world of memories. Nothing beats a whiff of pine trees or the fragrance of cinnamon wafting from the kitchen to get you in the Christmas spirit.

With that in mind, we’ve nosed around the internet to bring you some brilliant Christmas crafts from clever bloggers that will get your home smelling like Christmas has come early.

(Also, apart from maybe the pinecones, they double as lovely DIY gifts.)

Pink Peppermint Bath Bombs
Credit: A Pumpkin & A Princess

Peppermint Bath Bombs

Prepare for Christmas parties and get-togethers with a relaxing bath that smells amazing. Crystal shares a really simple yet effective recipe for peppermint scented bath bombs on her blog A Pumpkin & A Princess. No worries if peppermint isn’t your thing, try out the same method with orange or vanilla scented oil instead.

You’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Cornstarch
  • Epsom salt
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Water
  • Food colouring

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Oranges Cranberries And Spices In Slow Cooker
Credit: Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Slow Cooker Potpourri

Your slow cooker can be a handy way to release a delicious scent throughout your home with minimal effort. Tiffany from Don’t Waste the Crumbs has the technique which requires just a few natural ingredients and minimal effort!

You can achieve a similar effect by simmering the same contents in a saucepan of water on the hob, but with a slow cooker, you don’t have to worry about leaving the stove on! Put the same ingredients in a mason jar with a nice tag to make them into a gift.

You’ll need:

  • Orange
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Fresh cranberries

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Orange Apple And Cinnamon Pot Pourri In Bowl
Credit: Hearth and Vine

Dried Potpourri

If you prefer a classic dried potpourri, Patti from Hearth and Vine has got you covered. She explains how to dry Christmas fruits and combine them with Christmas spices for a finished product that looks and smells great! If you make a big batch you can keep some for yourself and hand the rest out to your friends and family.

You’ll need:

  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Optional extras:
  • Fragrance oils

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Cinnamon Scented Pinecones On Table
Credit: Practically Functional

Cinnamon Scented Pinecones

No one could deny that cinnamon or pine cones are Christmassy. Mix them together and you get double Christmas points! Jessi from Practically Functional had just that idea and gives us not one way but two to make our very own pinecones with a cinnamon aroma!

You’ll need:

  • Pinecones
  • Either
  • Glue
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Or
  • Water
  • Cinnamon essential oil

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Frankincense And Pine Christmas Candles
Credit: Living Well Mom

DIY Christmas Candles

Did you know that candles were once used to decorate Christmas trees? They’ll also be found aplenty at carol services! There’s no denying that flickering candlelight is a part of Christmas, but Maura’s candles on the Living Well Mom blog have an extra Christmas touch. She uses pine and frankincense to fragrance them. You can do the same with her handy tutorial or even replace with the smell of your choice!

  • Soy Wax
  • Candlewick
  • Pine essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Glass jars
  • Lolly sticks
  • Ribbon for decoration

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If you haven’t had your fill of blogger brilliance, you might also enjoy these ideas for warming winter recipes. And if you give these a go let us know how you got on in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

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