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how to make your home smell like christmas

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mamaspanx Mon 27-Oct-08 15:06:46

i always do clove studded oranges and hang them up on various places, but its always a bit disapointing after a few days. lots of mulled wine making....pregnant this christmas so not so much of that. and always have a real christmas tree, unfortunately the one that drops the needles but they do smell nice. what do you do, does anyone like crabtree and evelyns noel fragrance, is it too synthetic? my sil had diptyque pomander candle burning all last christmas and it was beautiful but pricey!nwould love to hear you ideas

RubyRioja Mon 27-Oct-08 15:10:20

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Rubyrubyruby Mon 27-Oct-08 15:11:54

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twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 15:12:19

crabtree and eveleyn do a spray and I am sure some candles. Ooh just seen you have posted that , I like it but not everyone does.

Marks and Spencer had some nice scented candles last year.

bella29 Mon 27-Oct-08 15:12:23

lol ruby - me too!

No, seriously, guys - dried orange slices (dry them in a low oven) tied up with cinnamon sticks - mmmm!

A teeny bit of Olbas oil for that eucalyptus thing...?

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 15:13:11

I do the orange slices and cinnamon sticks, I am so sad not to be at home this Christmas.

mamaspanx Mon 27-Oct-08 15:15:35

awww come on i'm excited! ds1 is going to understand christmas for the first time this year, having started reception and doing nativity and taking him to a panto for first time. my parents never did anything nice or special for christmas (that does sound ungrateful) and they just shouted at each other and everyone else..want to make it special

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 15:17:18

I am excited this year although it would be better if we did it at home. Our view will be beutiful this Christmas and our town has lovely shops for Christmas shopping.

expatinscotland Mon 27-Oct-08 15:18:08

yankee candle wax tartlets for your burner - only about £1 each.

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Mon 27-Oct-08 15:18:17

I have a glade plug in that smells of mulled wine. It's very overpowering nice.

A real christmas tree sometimes smells nice (unless you forget to feed it blush). Some mulled wine simmering in the kitchen, gingerbread baking in the oven. Ahhh!

bella29 Mon 27-Oct-08 15:18:29

Bake mince pies, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding etc.

If in doubt, bake - that's my motto.

filz Mon 27-Oct-08 15:18:30

i cooked cheese straws this morning and it feels and smells like christmas

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 15:20:21

Those yankee tartlets last forever as well, I have a really nice cinnamon apple pie one that seems to have lasted for years, and it is on all the time.

I do lots of baking, home made mincemeat is very easy to make.

mamaspanx Mon 27-Oct-08 15:20:43

yes gingerbread is a great idea!

PhantomOfTheChocolateCakeAvena Mon 27-Oct-08 15:21:35

Aww, thanks. smile

jenk1 Mon 27-Oct-08 15:31:47

another fan of yankee candels,the tarts or the jars and they smell lovely and last for ages,bit pricier but you really get your moneys worth.

that guy sells them who used to do spit the dog hang on and ill find his website for you.

ShosheTheGhoshe Mon 27-Oct-08 15:32:58

I cheat and use the Christmas Yankee Candles.

(DH is in Germany where they are a lot cheaper so has strict instructions to bring LOTS home, and seeing as he gets back on our 8th Anniversary, he better not forget or his life will not be worth living grin

OrmIrian Mon 27-Oct-08 15:33:18

Burn some mince pies. Set fire to a festive tablecloth with some festive candles.

Just a few suggestions.

jenk1 Mon 27-Oct-08 15:33:51


Cheesesarnie Mon 27-Oct-08 15:34:33 can get plug ins but they give me migraines.

Swedes Mon 27-Oct-08 15:34:33

The White Company's Winter candles smell lovely.

ShosheTheGhoshe Mon 27-Oct-08 15:35:44

I use this site

AbricotsSecs Mon 27-Oct-08 15:37:09

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GrapefruitMoon Mon 27-Oct-08 15:47:52

White Company's Winter candle for me too - have tried a few others and they are not as nice imo!

BloodyStranglingwithBling Mon 27-Oct-08 15:54:11

We buy cinnamon scented candles from Pier. DP loves them so much, he burns them during the rest of the year too if I let him! They're reasonably priced and pretty too.

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