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DIY ways to make your house smell good. From warm vanilla coffee beans to a holiday simmering potpourri recipe, they are all so easy and work very well! Make your house feel and smell like the comforting place it is any month of the year with these easy DIY tutorials.
Ways to Make Your House Smell Good
1. Coffee Beans in a Mason Jar
Pour vanilla coffee beans into a small mason jar or bowl and place a tea light inside. The tea light will warm up the coffee beans leaving a wonderfully warm vanilla coffee bean fragrance.
2. Simmering Potpourri
Love the smell of Christmas? So do we! Make this simmering potpourri and it will smell up the entire house with the BEST holiday fragrance. What’s even better is that it can be reused. Simply put it in a container and place it in the refrigerator for up to one week. Bring it to a simmer again when you want the house to smell pretty again. If too much evaporates, add more of the ingredients to the mixture. It’s so easy!
Simmering Potpourri Ingredients
- 4 cups of apple cider
- 2 sliced apples
- 1 tablespoons of cloves
- 2 tablespoons of nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice extract
- 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
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3. DIY Cinnamon Stick Candles
Wrap cinnamon sticks around a candle and the warmth of the burning candle will make the cinnamon sticks more fragrant!
- 1 candle
- 1 package of cinnamon sticks (from the craft store)
- 2 rubber bands or hair ties
- Twine or ribbon to wrap around the bands.
This one makes your house smell like Pottery Barn. It’s amazingly fresh, clean, and easy to make. I enjoy making this natural air freshener in my kitchen to make everything smell beautiful again. See my full instructions here.
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I made this one in the fall when pumpkin spice was all I felt like smelling! But, you can make it any time of year and in any scent you prefer.
7. Smell Hacks
Never have a stinky room in the house again with these creative ideas. See all of the creative smell hacks here.
8. Smell Fixers
Got a smell in your house? Try one of these smart DIY ideas to get rid of those smelling things. Everything from shoes to microwaves can eventually get really smelly and gross. See all of the tips here.