9 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas


It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! Nothing awakens your Christmas spirit quite like the sweet and timeless scents of the holidays. Warm gingerbread, spicy cinnamon, wintry pine and tangy cranberry all evoke a sense of holiday cheer that gets you excited for the upcoming season. Whether you’re enjoying a night at home alone or throwing a holiday party, these aromatic DIYs are guaranteed to amp up the holiday spirit in your home.

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1. Mulling Spices

We’ve all walked by that one store in the mall with the mulled cider samples out front and that irresistible aroma immediately draws you in. But then you’re shocked when you learn how much they expect you to pay for those irresistible mulling spices. Save yourself some cash by making a large batch at home with this affordable recipe.

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2. Homemade Potpourri

Bottle up some traditional Christmas scents with this quick and easy homemade potpourri recipe. Simmer it with water on the stove when you want to fill your home with seasonal smells. This DIY also makes an excellent gift to bring to all of your holiday parties!

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3. Cinnamon-Scented Ornaments

Don’t leave your tree out of the fragrant holiday fun! These adorable ornaments are charming to look at and add a wonderful cinnamon scent to your tree.

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4. Rosemary Wreath

If you prefer something less sweet smelling, try making this savory rosemary wreath. And as a bonus, once the wreath dries out, you can use the herb in your favorite recipes.

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5. Scented Wax Fire Starters

Fire up your hearth and holiday cheer with these stunning and sweet-smelling wax fire starters. If you don't own a fireplace, place them on a heat resistant dish and use them as candles.

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6. Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Who knew applesauce could be used to make Christmas ornaments? Inexpensive and great to use as present toppers or hostess gifts, these cinnamon scented ornaments are a must-try this season.

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7. Gingerbread Cookies

Your days of searching for the perfect gingerbread recipe are over. This gingerbread recipe is tasty, simple and will get your house smelling like Christmas in no time.

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8. Cinnamon-Scented Pinecones

Perfume your table centerpiece or mantle by making these rustic and earthy cinnamon-scented pinecones.

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9. Edible Gingerbread Boxes

We’re all familiar with traditional gingerbread houses, but this year, transform them into gift boxes instead. Friends and family will be delighted to receive their gift in a delicious edible box and baking them will fill your home with that quintessential holiday aroma -- gingerbread.

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