DIY Stovetop Scent

December 17, 2012 — 3 Comments

This weekend I hosted 1/5th of a progressive dinner. It was a lot of fun and since I was going to four other houses I decided to make hostess gifts. A few weeks ago I pinned a DIY jarred stovetop scent recipe (here’s the link) and it’s been in my brain since, so I decided to give it a go.

mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
I think they turned out great! It was a super easy project and it only cost me about $5 per jar. I chose to do a citrus and cinnamon flavored one, but the link above has recipes for other non-Christmasy scents as well.
Here is what I did:
1) Materials:
Mason Jars (although you could reuse any jar and spray paint the lid)
Oranges (I used just under 1 per jar)
Whole cloves (I bought a small package that I split evenly between the jars)
Cinnamon sticks (I put about 2-3 in each jar)
Allspice (I did about 3 teaspoons in each jar)
Optional: Star anise (I couldn’t find this for the life of me so I left it out)
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
2) Put it in a jar.
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
3) Add water.
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
That’s it!
It was super easy and everyone seemed to really love it.
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
mylittlehousedesign.com DIY citrus and cinnamon stovetop scent
Here are the instructions for use:
1) Keep refrigerated
2) Pour into pot and simmer (I added a little more water but that’s optional)
2) Let cool and pour back into jar. It should last for about two weeks or 3-4 uses.
Not a super interior-designy post but it does make your home smell good so close enough.

Jasmin

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I'm a single female homeowner who loves all things interior decorating. Especially if it involves thrifting.

3 responses to DIY Stovetop Scent

  1. I’m trying this this weekend!

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