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Welcome Fall Scents + a DIY Halloween Wreath

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A DIY Halloween wreath and the right scents invite autumn inside.

For a lot of us, changing of the seasons means changing up décor, doesn’t it? And for fall, iconic scents like apple and pumpkin super-charge the psyche, too. But if you’re like me, pumpkin patches, orchards, and piles of leaves aren’t so plentiful as where I grew up. So I’ve found ways to celebrate fall that are reminiscent of my heritage. This is how I do it. I’m sharing Febreze in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™.

Welcome Fall

(Psst, check out these 25 Spooky Halloween Drinks for Kids + these fall party craft ideas!)

Although we’re loving the perpetual summer in Phoenix, at heart I’m still a mid-western girl. Sometimes I experience a pang of longing for the seasonal changes I grew up with, especially the tang of fallen leaves and dewy autumn nights.

Mind you, I don’t miss it enough to give up all this Arizona sunshine! Adding a few autumn colors and a couple of fall scents satisfies my nostalgia.

Febreze Fall

A basket of mini pumpkins and gourds makes a nice burst of fall color and a scented candle works wonders! Febreze has a Fresh Fall Pumpkin candle that adds pleasant ambience and scent.

Febreze Scents for Fall

It also eliminates pesky odors.

I like the Febreze AIR Fresh Pressed Apple for the same reason. Hold the can upright, squeeze the trigger, and spray in a sweeping kind of motion for noticeable freshness (no need to shake this can!) in any room.

Febreze Air Apple Scent for Fall

And after those simple additions, last weekend I made a fun Halloween wreath for the front door, too. Once I had the idea, I was surprised at how easy it was to put together.

Easy Halloween Mickey Mouse Wreath

I bought three foam wreaths: One is 14 inches in diameter and the other two are ten inches each. I chose 12 yards of inch and a half wide black and orange polka-dot ribbon, plus 12 yards of inch and a half black glitter wire ribbon.

Halloween Wreath

As I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath forms, I made sure to hot glue every three to four wraps around the wreath. To secure the ears to the main wreath, first I hot glued them, then I secured them with black pipe cleaners, adding ribbon to cover up the pipe cleaners.

How to Make a Minnie Mouse Wreath

I found the witch’s hat and the fun purple, green and black decorative sprigs at my local craft and hobby store. They were easy to stick on, too. I tied ribbon around the back of the witch’s hat to hang it on my door.

And all at once, I was back home, remembering cool full-moon nights, anticipating bags of candy and homemade pumpkin pies. Without the endless dreary mid-western rain.

All it takes is the right colors, the best scents, and a little imagination…suddenly it’s fall!

Disney Mickey Mouse Halloween Wreath

Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.