We use a Fake Tree for now. It is tall and beautiful and pre-lit! All the things I look for around Christmas, Easy. The only thing we miss is the fresh tree smell. So PROBLEM SOLVED! We made these adorable diffuser ornaments with Douglas Fir and Siberian Fir. They Smell amazing and we get to personalize them every year to keep the memories alive! If you make some drop the pictures in the comments and lets see how creative you are! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Corn Starch
3/4 cups water
15 drops Douglas Fir/Siberian Fir or Holiday Joy Essential Oil
Optional: glitter, food coloring, Puffy Paint
Heat all ingredients, minus Essential Oil and optional items, in small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir continuously. In a few minutes it will begin to boil( If adding food coloring, add now) and then, within 5 minutes it will thicken and form a ball of dough. Remove from heat and stir in Essential Oil and perhaps some glitter.
Once cool (not longer hot at all), roll out, using extra cornstarch to prevent sticking and use cookie cutters to create ornaments. . For extra sparkle, add glitter on top when rolling out dough. You can also use stamps to put impressions into the dough, I Pressed the kids hand prints in the dough after.
Move to cookie sheet with spatula, then puncture ornament hole using a large toothpick or skewer. Decorate with puffy paint or other acrylic pain.
Allow to harden 24 hours, flipping after 12 hours.
Store extra air tight in a zip lock bag. (I suck out the air like a weirdo haha)