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)
2) Put it in a jar.
3) Add water.
That’s it!
It was super easy and everyone seemed to really love it.
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.

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3 responses to DIY Stovetop Scent

  1. I’m trying this this weekend!

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