DIY Spicy Scented Diffuser Ornament for the Holidays

This smells of Christmas DIY scented Christmas ornament is super easy to make and smells amazing. A handmade diffuser ornament will leave your house smelling like the holidays providing a pleasant and natural fragrance that you can customize. Younger kids can help make this homemade ornament, older kids and adults will love this ornament craft too!

make a diffuser for holiday scents using oil spices and essentials

DIY Diffuser Christmas Ornaments

Fill your home with the smell of Christmas with this easy DIY essential oil diffuser that doubles as a Christmas tree ornament. Seriously, it will be the easiest ornament you’ll ever make!

Related: How to fill clear ornaments

We are exploring essential oils as a family and have fallen in love with the scents of spruce, cinnamon and orange mixed together.  They smell so warm and welcoming we are adding them to our tree this year.

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Supplies Needed To Make Scented Christmas Ornament

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How To Make A Spice Scented Christmas Ornament

Step 1

To begin, remove the top of the ornament and set it aside. We needed to rinse out our ornament as it had gotten dusty over the summer.

Note: You can add additional ventilation holes to the metal ornament cap by using a nail and hammer.  Make as many holes as possible, you want to let the scents escape.

Step 2

Using the funnel, carefully pour the essential oils or potpourri into the ornament. Be sure not to overfill the ornament, as the contents will expand when the top is replaced. 

Step 3

Once the ornament is filled with the desired amount of scented material, replace the top and secure it in place.

Step 4

Next, you can decorate the ornament as desired. This can be as simple as tying a ribbon or string around the top of the ornament, or you can add additional embellishments, such as glitter or sequins, using a craft glue.

Step 5

Finally, hang the ornament on a tree or in a window, and enjoy the pleasant scent that it releases. You can also make several scented ornaments using different essential oils or potpourri blends, and mix and match them to create your own unique fragrances.

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What to do when the Scent Runs Out

When the scent runs out, add another round of essential oil drops.

Ah, the smells of Christmas!

Spicy Scented DIY Ornament

make a diffuser for holiday scents using oil spices and essentials

This spicy scented DIY Christmas ornament is super easy to make and smells amazing! It will leave your house smelling like the holidays all winter long!

Materials

  • Clear Glass Ornament
  • Whole Spices (ex: cinnamon stick, anise stars, whole cloves, orange peel, sprig of a fir tree, etc).
  • 2 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil
  • 5 drops each of the following essential oils: Orange, Cinnamon and Idaho Blue Spruce.

Instructions

  1. We rinsed out our ornament as it had gotten dusty over the summer, nailed extra air holes into the metal lid for the ornament top.  Make as many holes as possible, you want to let the scents escape.
  2. Carefully pour the oil into the ornament, add the drops of oil and the spices.  
  3. Put the lid back on and hang on the tree.
  4. When the scent runs out, add another round of essential oil drops.

Benefits of a Scented Diffuser ornament

  • A pleasant and inviting fragrance: A scented diffuser ornament can release a pleasant and inviting fragrance into the air, creating a welcoming atmosphere in a room. This can be especially beneficial during the holiday season, when the use of scented decorations can add a festive touch to a space.
  • A natural and healthy alternative to synthetic fragrances: Many scented diffuser ornaments are made with natural essential oils, which can provide a healthier and more natural alternative to synthetic fragrances. Essential oils can also have therapeutic properties, and can be used to create blends that can help with relaxation, stress relief, or other wellness benefits.
  • A customizable and personal touch to home decor: A scented diffuser ornament can also be a fun and personal way to add a touch of your own style and preferences to your home decor. By using different essential oils or potpourri blends, you can create your own unique fragrances and match them to your decor or mood.
  • A cost-effective and eco-friendly option: Making your own scented diffuser ornament can also be a cost-effective and eco-friendly option, compared to purchasing pre-made scented decorations. By using a clear plastic or glass ornament and filling it with essential oils or potpourri, you can create a personalized and fragrant decoration without the added cost or waste of packaging and shipping.

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What oils and smells did you put in your spiced Christmas ornament? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

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