A few Christmases ago, I had been shopping for stock photography when I happened upon the photo of the Christmas tree tabletop decoration that you see here (licensed from 123rf.com). It looks like it incorporates acorns, pine cones, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Whole cloves and other dried aromatics could be used as well in such a decoration. It's certainly a wonderfully aromatic accent for rustic or country decor. The aroma of the spices will fade over time, but can be freshened back up by carefully dropping essential oils onto the tree.
I'm into holistic aromatherapy, natural aromatics and have a deep interest in making natural personal care products... but I'm not really "crafty." I was stretching it a little by blogging in the past about making something like this (and still am). :) One of these years (maybe next year when things might be less hectic), perhaps we'll finally get around to trying this cute idea out. After blogging about this previously and speculating about how it's made, I've heard from some wonderfully crafty individuals that have suggested using a glue gun to mount the aromatics to a styrofoam base. Since I can be all thumbs when it comes to the crafty side of things, I'm all ears if anyone has any other suggestions!
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