One of the things that I love about going to craft stores is how they smell. It’s a mix of all the different materials and products, and it’s such a refreshing fragrance. I’m not sure why, but it just makes me feel happy.
I think part of it is that the smell reminds me of being creative. When I’m in a craft store, I feel like I can do anything. There are so many possibilities, and the smell just encourages me to explore them all.
I also think it’s comforting. It’s like the smell is saying, “You’re safe here. Everything is going to be okay.” It’s a feeling that I appreciate, and it’s one of the reasons that I love craft stores so much.
How can I incorporate the craft store smell into my home?
Well, this one’s easy. Buy anything and everything the craft store is selling and adorn your home with all of your incredible crafting supplies. No, seriously, buy it all. However, if you don’t feel like going into severe debt and filing for bankruptcy because you’ve maxed out all your credit cards, there are a few ways to replicate the smell, affordably, without buying up the entire craft store.
There are a few different ways that you can make your house smell like a craft store.
One way is to use scented candles. There are a variety of scents available, and many craft stores sell their line of candles. The trick here is variety. The wider the variety, the closer you are to replicating that timeless scent you love so much. Since craft stores often sell a wide variety themselves, it’s important to incorporate a vast array of scents near one another.
Another way to make your house smell like a craft store is by using potpourri. Potpourri is a mixture of dried flowers, spices, and other herbs. It can be bought at most craft stores, and there are a variety of scents to choose from. One of the most pungent and identifiable scents I can usually pick up from craft stores are two very specific ingredients; lavender and cedarwood. Every time I go to the store, these two scents always distinctly call out to me. They are the staple of the smells I can normally pick up on and few other combinations are as notoriously linked to craft stores in my mind as lavender and cedar.
Finally, you can use air fresheners. Air fresheners come in a variety of scents, and many craft stores sell their line of air fresheners. Whenever I find myself perusing the isles, I almost always get hit by the smell of fresh flowers. This is inexplicable, because rarely do I ever see craft stores selling fresh flowers.
It’s mindboggling how this effect is created, but there are some air fresheners on the market today that are pretty close to replicating this effect. The trick is to find air fresheners that smell like fresh flowers and are not artificial. They need to be sweet-scented, but not overly sweet or overpowering to where it smells artificial. Craft stores are masters at this scent and provide the faintest scent of your favorite smelling flower while you’re staring at a fake plastic replica.
All in all, using any of these methods will make your house smell like a craft store in no time, and it will be the perfect place to get in the crafting mood!
Why is it that craft stores smell so good?
There’s no one answer to this question, but there are a few possible explanations.
First, many craft stores use scents to make their stores more inviting and welcoming. This could be anything from a light citrusy smell to a more potent vanilla aroma. Craft stores understand the importance of scents and how they affect humans.
For example, there is some evidence that suggests that scents can impact consumers in stores. One study found that people were more likely to buy products that were scented with vanilla extract, compared to those without any scent.
Another study found that the smell of roses could make people feel more relaxed and therefore more likely to spend money. These studies suggest that retailers may be able to use scents to influence buying behavior.
However, it is important to note that not all scents have the same effect – some may even be off-putting to consumers. So, retailers need to experiment with different scents to find the ones that work best for them. For some reason, craft stores have found that perfect balance to keep me coming back for more.
Second, many craft stores stock materials that have natural smells. For example, there are many types of wood that have a distinct scent, and many craft stores sell crafting materials made from wood. Additionally, many craft stores sell flowers and other plants, which also have natural scents. If these smells appeal to you and your senses, then that will automatically improve your mood and how you see the store and its products.
Also, the act of crafting itself often produces pleasant smells. When you’re baking a cake, for example, the kitchen will often smell sweet. This is because many baking ingredients have a strong scent, such as vanilla extract or cinnamon. The same principle applies to many other types of crafts. When you’re knitting, for example, you might smell the wool that you’re using. Or, when you’re quilting, you might smell the fabric and batting that you’re working with.
Finally, craft stores often supply consumers with things like scented candles, potpourri, incense, and other heavily scented products and items. This combination often comes together and radiates from the isles which they occupy. This conglomeration of distinct scents and smells often combine to omit that distinct craft store smell we all love so much.
Picture source:”File:Interior of Michael’s craft store, Springfield, VA – 3.jpeg” by Ser Amantio di Nicolao is marked with CC BY-SA 3.0.