7 DIY Ways to Make Your House Smell Amazing for the Holidays
DIY Holiday Simmer Pot: A simmer pot is an easy and lovely way to make the house smell great: just toss some fragrant herbs in water and simmer to your heart’s content! Bonus: the simmering water acts as a natural humidifier in dry winter homes.
It’s not Christmas at StoneGable until the aroma of cloves and cinnamon and orange and other wonderful spices is wafting through the air! I’ve made Simmering potpourri for decades… tweaking it for different seasons and holidays. Here’s an easy to make simmering potpourri… a Christmas Potpourri… to fill your home with the unmistakable smell of …
Make your house smell like fall Simply cut an apple (any variety) into quarters. Put the apple pieces in a small pan. Fill the pan with water, then add some cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Sprinkle in a little ground cinnamon if you want. Now here's the secret: Add a teaspoon or more of vanilla extract. Simmer on the stovetop, being careful not to let the water boil away.