Make Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Like a Real Tree

With all the allergies in my family, we’ve never been able to have a real Christmas tree. But I still love the smell of evergreen trees!

If you do too, you can use this simple craft to make your fake Christmas tree smell like a real tree.

Make Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Like a Real Tree

How To Make Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Like A Real Tree

Even if you already have your Christmas tree up, just adding a few essential oil diffuser ornaments can make all the difference! We made ours look like Christmas trees using cookie cutters and some green paint — I love how they turned out.

Supplies Needed To Make Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Like A Real Tree

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Materials Needed:

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Making Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Real

  1. Mix flour, salt and water to form dough.
  2. Roll out and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  3. Use a straw or toothpick to poke a hole in the top of each ornament.
  4. Add color using a paintbrush and paint while the ornaments are still wet. We used a paint brush to give our trees a fun effect.
  5. Lay out on a cookie sheet and allow to dry for several days, flipping them every 24 hours.
  6. Once they’re dry, add floral wire and a few drops of essential oil.

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I love how the pine essential oil smells or Idaho Blue Spruce, and these ornaments are awesome for diffusing the smell throughout your home.

Especially since they’re so easy to make. You could make some for every holiday!

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Make Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Like a Real Tree

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These adorable ornaments can make your fake tree smell like a real tree! Or smell like anything you want for Christmas.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15-$20

Materials

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Drinking straw
  • Green paint and paint brush
  • Green floral wire
  • Essential oil (you can use pine or Idaho blue spruce)

Instructions

  1. Mix flour, salt and water to form dough.
  2. Roll out and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  3. Use a straw or toothpick to poke a hole in the top of each ornament.
  4. Add color using a paintbrush and paint while the ornaments are still wet. We used a paint brush to give our trees a fun effect.
  5. Lay out on a cookie sheet and allow to dry for several days, flipping them every 24 hours.
  6. Once they’re dry, add floral wire and a few drops of essential oil.

Notes

You can also bake them at 250F for about 3-4 hours.

 

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