This time of year I like to make a small gift for our neighbors and I knew exactly what that gift would be when I saw THESE ORNAMENTS on Consumer Crafts. In this scented ornaments DIY tutorial you’ll use special ornaments that have six little “scent holes” in the top that allow “fillers” to give a jolt of fragrance to your tree. You can fill the ornaments with almost anything, but today I will be showing you some pretty spices that scream Christmas!
Supplies needed to make your own scented ornaments DIY:
- Clear Ball Ornaments with Scent Holes or Clear Plastic Fillable Ball Ornaments
- Fragrance Oils (I used Gingerbread Orange oil)
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Core’dinations Tags
- Washi Tape
- Baker’s Twine
- Assortment of Spices
For projects like this, I grab my spices at a local discount grocer (Smart Shopper) where the spices are just as good and sold in mass quantities. You might also check a club store such as Costco. For an added bit of beauty, I dehydrated some citrus slices to add in as well.
The “trick” to this scented ornaments DIY project is the use of fragrance oil to give the natural scents a boost. You can certainly gift the ornaments without the fragrance oil, but the oil lasts longer and is more powerful. Gingerbread Orange was my oil of choice! (It is AMAZING.)
When loading up the ornaments, start with the smaller spices in one half of the ornament, then layer in larger pieces like the cinnamon sticks and finally orange slices. Dip 10-12 drops of oil onto a cinnamon stick. While holding the ornament horizontally, attach the other half of the ornament and add twine to the provided hole on top.
For fun, you can add a little tag that tells the gift recipient how to warm the contents of their ornament on the stove to scent the whole house. The concept is simple: Fill a saucepan with spices, fruit and liquid and simmer to fill your home with the fragrance of Christmas.
Crack me open And pour me out,
Into an old saucepan Just lying about.
Now add a few cups of water or ale
And simmer ‘till the scents of Christmas prevail.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this scented ornaments DIY tutorial and hope you spread some holiday cheer with your neighbors this year.
These scented burlap drawer sachets would also make great neighbor gifts.
Have a Happy Scented Christmas!