9 DIY Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

There are so many wonderful things to get excited about in the fall — especially rich, aromatic autumn scents. You have probably already stocked up on yummy fall candles, but this season, switch things up and try out a few DIY ways to make your home smell like fall as well. There is no such thing as having too much cinnamon, apple, or pumpkin spice this time of year, so get out your supplies and start getting creative. Porch.com shows you how.

By: Maisie Leese, Contributor for Porch.com

The fall season is all about enjoying the crisp air and taking in the colorful foliage. When the weather turns a little too chilly and you start to spend more time indoors, there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy the fall season. These easy DIY simmering pot recipes and pumpkin spice candles will fill your home with the aromas of autumn without stepping a foot outside. All you need is a bit of creativity and a pinch of pumpkin, cinnamon, citrus, and spice to turn your living space into a blissfully fragrant fall retreat.

These household tricks and DIY scents rounded up by Porch.com are just what you need to create a cozy, homey atmosphere for lounging or to prepare for a festive family gathering.

1. Fall Simmering Pot

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Simmering pots are a genius way to release amazing smells into your entire home. Follow this homemade simmering pot recipe and fill the pot with apples, cinnamon, orange peels, and cloves. Once it starts to boil the fragrant steam will dissipate throughout the house. Easy and oh so effective!

2. Dried Orange Garland

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Kill two birds with one stone by making this dried orange garland — it’s both a tasteful fall decoration and an inventive way to spread the smells of fall into your living space. Grab a few lemons and oranges, bake the slices in the oven, and then string them together on a piece of twine with bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.

3. Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine

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For those of you who love to entertain, brewing up a pot of mulled wine is an excellent choice this fall. Delight your guests with something festive to drink while filling your space with the sweet smells of cinnamon and orange.

4. Fall Pomanders

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A fragrant centerpiece is an excellent way to fill your dining room with the feeling of fall. These decorative pomanders are cute, creative, and classic. Who doesn’t remember making these as a kid? Draw little designs in the orange rind, and poke fresh cloves into the skin in whatever shape you fancy. Mix the pomanders with pinecones and greenery, or as an alternative, gather some fall gourds and foliage to create a custom centerpiece.

5. Pumpkin Beeswax Candles

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Instead of simply putting those tiny pumpkins you found at the grocery store in the center of your table, get a little adventurous and fill them up with homemade candles to spread the spirit of fall throughout your home. Carve out the center, add a wick in the middle, and melt up some wax infused with your favorite essential oils — the options are endless, and the results will all be adorable.

6. Herb Firestarter

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If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, these homemade fire starters are the perfect fix for a fragrant living room. Choose your own ingredients, or stick to the cinnamon, apple, orange, and lavender flavor scheme for a full bodied, spicy aroma. Toss the firestarter in, light the fire, and curl up on the couch to enjoy.

7. Natural Scented Baking Soda

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If a good fall cleaning is long past due in your home, make up a few of these seasoned baking soda mixes and get scrubbing. This homemade cleaning formula is just the fix for stains, smells, and grime. Plain baking soda never seemed so boring — why didn’t we think of this before?

8. Seasonal Wreath

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Fall wreaths are a great way to welcome your guests and the fall season. But this fall wreath is especially unique. The eucalyptus and orange that are mixed in with the tiny gourds, leaves, and burlap will give off a subtle scent which is a welcoming treat that every home needs.

9. Pumpkin Spice Mason Jar Candles

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These quick and easy self-pour candles are a perfect way to indulge in the sweetest smells of fall — pumpkin spice and vanilla bean. Use a mason jar if you like the rustic look, or pour your wax creation into a tea cup, ceramic bowl, or wine glass for a bit of flair. Maybe even consider tossing some coffee beans in for a little extra flavor.

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