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!
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!
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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
- Clear plastic ornaments or glass ornament
- Whole Spices or potpourri (ex: cinnamon sticks, anise stars, whole cloves, orange peel, sprig of a fir tree, etc).
- 2 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil
- (Optional) small funnel
- 5 drops each of the following essential oils: Orange, Cinnamon and Idaho Blue Spruce or 15 drops of Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend
- Ribbon or String
How To Make A Spice Scented Christmas Ornament
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.
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.
Once the ornament is filled with the desired amount of scented material, replace the top and secure it in place.
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.
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.
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Carefully pour the oil into the ornament, add the drops of oil and the spices.
- Put the lid back on and hang on the tree.
- 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.
Our Experience With These Scented Ornaments
You can use all of your favorite festive Christmas scents. We did! And when the scent dries out, you can use your favorite fragrance oils. Mine is cinnamon. Cinnamon just feels like Christmas too me. I also like anything Christmas berry which is very rustic smelling. Or something woodsy like a white winter fir, balsam fir, you know the real scents of Christmas. And it makes your artificial tree smell good! You can also use it on wreaths. I was so excited to get my pre-lit artificial Christmas wreath and now it smells more real.
And these scented ornaments don’t just smell like holiday magic and look better than scented pine cones (you can’t stick dehydrated orange slices in pine cones afterall), but these make great Christmas presents! Make a Christmas collection with all the scents like pine, cranberry, orange, cinnamon!
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There are so many amazing homemade ornaments you can make with your kids this Christmas. If you need even more inspiration try these:
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- Salt dough handprint ornaments you can make – this one is a nativity scene.
- Make your own ugly sweater ornament perfect for your Christmas tree!
- We love these popsicle stick ornaments.
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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!