Would you like to make your home smell like fall? Then try these fun and simple crafts that will keep your home smelling sweet all season long!
The possibilities of fall simmers, or potpourris you make on the stovetop, are endless. Citrus fruits and spices are the most popular, but you can experiment until you find the perfect mix. Here’s a basic orange and cranberry fall simmer to start you off.
With roots reaching back to the Middle Ages, the pomander was originally used to ward off infection and disease. Today, pomanders make fun, aromatic decorations. All you need are cloves, oranges, and something to poke the rind with, such as a toothpick or nail. If you’d like to hang your pomander, you’ll also need ribbon. Learn how to make one here!
Cinnamon Wrapped Candles
The sweet, spicy smell of cinnamon is one of the most popular fall scents. With a rubber band, cinnamon sticks, a vanilla candle, and some twine, you can get the warm scent throughout your home. Make these cinnamon wrapped candles easily by following the instructions here.
Spice and Herb Fire Starters
If you have a fireplace or wood stove, you will love these easy spice and herb fire starters that take only 5 minutes to make. You will need some coffee filters, colorful thread, and your favorite scented materials.
Aromatic Wax Fire Starters
Though they require a bit more time and concentration, these wax fire starters are made in a muffin tin and look beautiful. Because of the way they are made, wax fire starters such as these should be used on traditional fireplaces or outdoors only. Check it out here.
Dried Fruit Decorations
Whether you have a dehydrator or need to use your oven, dehydrating fruit opens the door to multiple possibilities. Orange and apple slices with cinnamon sticks and cranberries are the most popular fruits to use during the winter seasons. Find some basic instructions for drying fruit here.
Scented Pine Cones
Scented pine cones are an easy and fast way to add some fall scents into your life. You can dip them in melted candle wax, brush them lightly with glue and dip them in spices, or you can use essential oils for hours of hearth-warming goodness. We found one an easy tutorial here to help you get started.
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