Bring the scent of fall into your home with these easy DIYs projects from our friends at Hello Glow. We love so many things about fall at Santa Rita Ranch, cooler weather, colorful leaves crunching beneath our feet, and the wonderful opportunities to spend time with family (Ranch Code #2) Make your home dreamier than ever with 2 simple DIY projects!
Fall Potpourri with Dried Fruit + Nuts
Enjoy the delightful scent of fall in your home without worrying about the harsh chemicals and toxins that can be found in some types of potpourri. Simple and customizable- this easy project is perfect for all ages! Bring your family together for a creative afternoon of fun (Ranch Code: #11)!
Here’s a list of things you will need…
-Dried apple slices
-Dried orange slices
-Whole nuts (with shells)
-Dried rose hips
-Laurel (bay) leaves
Essential oils: cedarwood, clove, cinnamon, orange, and pine are all great together
No measuring needed, add a large handful of the big stuff… (pine cones, cinnamon sticks, nuts, orange slices) and a smaller handful of the (rose hips, cloves, juniper berries, bay leaves, etc) into a jar. Sprinkle essential oils on the mix and shake to coat evenly. It’s that simple, pour into a small dish or package it up for a thoughtful homemade gift!
Vanilla, Laurel + Rosemary Pot Simmer
Recreate this refreshing scent in your home for an easy fall update. Simple yet perfectly balanced, use this unexpected combination of ingredients for your new favorite home scent.
1-quart water (more or less depending on pot size)
4-5 laurel (bay) leaves
1 small orange, thinly sliced
1 large sprig fresh rosemary
1 vanilla bean or 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place everything into a saucepan and cover with water; turn the heat on to medium-high. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or up to several hours- just be mindful of your stove! The vanilla bean can be removed from the water, dried, and reused a few times before losing its potency.