Christmas Scent In A Jar And Free Printable Gift Tag

by Alli

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The countdown to Christmas continues! It’s the time of the year when I always think back to my childhood. Mom always made sure Christmas time was purely magical. I remember my family trecking out into the wooded part of our farm to pick out the Christmas tree.

My siblings and I would leaf through the big Sears Wish Book until the pages were worn. One of my fondest memories is what I refer to as the Christmas Scent. The smell of the tree mingled with the smells of Christmas cookies always takes me back home. I’ve captured some of the smells of Christmas in a DIY gift in a jar. Keep reading to get a free printable direction tag and the recipe.

Christmas Scent in a Jar

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It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!

Plugins and most candles cause my husband’s eyes to water and before long he’s grabbing a tissue to blow his nose. That’s another reason to make my house smell like Christmas without resorting to plugins.

Christmas Scent in a Jar

Christmas Scent in a Jar is actually three gifts in one. I include enough fruit to make the scent (plus you get to eat the fruit)  and the jar is a gift as well.

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This is the easiest gift to put together. Place all the ingredients in a large glass jar. I use a smaller jar for the spices.

How to Make A DIY Gift - Christmas Scent in a Jar

The grapefruits I purchased are huge! I bought three, but couldn’t fit them all in the jar.

Print out the tag with the directions (after the recipe below), add some ribbon around the center of the jar and glue the tag to the ribbon. You’re done!

Christmas Scent in a Jar makes a great gift!

Yield: One Batch

Christmas Scent In A Jar

Christmas Scent in a Jar

I love to make this Christmas scent during the holidays. It makes the house smell so good.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Peelings of:

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons cloves
  • 1 tsp. allspice


  1. Place all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer. Keep an eye on the simmering Christmas scent and add more water as needed.

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You can grab my FREE printable gift tag by clicking here >>> Christmas-Scent

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