Christmas is just days away am I can now say that my Christmas tree is FINALLY decorated! Every year my tree is usually up in November, this year it just didn’t happen. I think the lack of snow in my area really put a damper on my Christmas spirit this year. What about you, are you in the Christmas spirit? What helps you get in the spirit?
This year our tree has an exciting new element, actually a few exciting elements! We have an artificial tree so there is literally NO SCENT when it comes to our tree, but this year things are different! I decided to use my wonderful essential oils to create scented Christmas tree ornaments!
I made the following scented Christmas tree ornaments:
Cinnamon Essential Oil Scented Gingerbread Man Ornament
Peppermint Essential Oil Scented Snowflake Ornament
Douglas Fir Essential Oil Scented Christmas Tree Ornament
I bought a pack of Christmas themed cookie cutters which came with a gingerbread man, snowflake and a tree. I also considered making a candy cane which I would have used spearmint to scent. I was also considering a wreath which I think I would have used either douglas fir or wintergreen essential oil. The last ornament I considered making was a wrapped gift/present but I wasn’t sure which essential oil I would have used for that one… maybe I could have used the holiday blend!
How to Make Scented Christmas Tree Ornaments with Essential Oils
What you Need:
- Crayola Air Dry Clay
- Holiday Cookie Cutters
- Thread, Yarn, or Cord
- A straw or toothpick
- Acrylic Paint
- Essential Oils
1) Take a chunk of Crayola Air Dry Clay , using a roller pin flatten it until it is smooth and about ⅛ to ¼ of an inch thick.
2) Use the cookie cutters of your choice to cut out the shape for your ornaments.
3) Use the end of a straw or toothpick to make a hole in the top of the ornament (to hang the ornament later).
4) Lay the ornament on a flat surface and let it dry for 6-8 hours.
5) Add 2-3 drops of the essential oil of your choice to the middle of each ornament. You will likely see a stained area for about 1-2 hours after adding the oils but this will go away in a few hours!
6) Add some paint (if you like) and string some yarn/thread through the top of the ornament.
7) Hang it on your tree and enjoy your wonderfully scented christmas tree ornament!
What scent of Christmas tree ornament will you make using essential oils?