Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Make Your Artificial Christmas Tree Smell Divine

Christmas decorations are often feasts for the senses—with all the wonderful colors, ornaments, and holiday scents. While artificial Christmas trees aren’t scented, there are various ways to get them smelling great. Here are some tips to help you add scents to your artificial tree.

Keep it Clean

After unpacking the tree, clean every part before putting it up. Insects and dust can get into the box if not stored properly. When storing it away for the first time, consider putting some silica gel packets in its box. This keeps the tree from developing unpleasant smells while in storage.

Light Scented Candles

Using scented candles is a good way to make sure that a tree doesn’t develop pungent scents. Craft stores offer a wide variety of fragrances to choose from. You can select the traditional pine scent or opt for others like vanilla, cinnamon, or lime. Make sure that you don’t put them too close to the tree to prevent fires.

Hang Air Fresheners

One way to make your artificial tree smell good is to hang air fresheners at the back of the tree where it’s hidden from view. You can purchase air fresheners and scented aerosol sprays from the supermarket or department store. Just don’t spray too much on the tree as scented liquids can be flammable.

Hang Real Pine Cones on Your Tree

For that natural pine scent, decorate your tree by tying pine cones on its branches. If you’re picking them from your yard, make sure to clean and treat them for sap or insects. You can also choose the ones that are infused with scents from your local craft stores.

With a little of bit of ingenuity and the right ingredients, your artificial Christmas tree will  bring out a sweet fragrance everyone will remember. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.