DIY Stovetop Christmas Potpourri in a Jar Printable


Learn how to make DIY Stovetop Christmas potpourri in a jar printable for the holiday season.

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There is nothing like a home smell that is of orange slices, a Christmas tree smell, and ground spices.  

I will teach you how to make a Christmas stovetop potpourri gift that will make a mason jar gift for your loved ones.

This is a perfect DIY Christmas gift and an easy homemade Christmas gift you can do.

Table of Contents: Christmas potpourri in a jar printable

You also can use my free printable gift tag that has all the natural ingredients listed and simple instructions printed on the free gift tag.

With just a handful of ingredients, free printable labels, and a small mason jar you can gift homemade potpourri for:

  •  a holiday party
  • neighbor gifts
  • hostess gift 
  • place it in a gift bag
  • Teacher gifts

By hand-making a Christmas gift like stovetop potpourri that is dry it will have a long shelf life that is filled with amazing smells!

I made these for all the nurses I work with. They all have worked so hard this year, so I wanted to be able to give a handmade gift that they could use that would also be festive, natural, and beautiful.

Ingredients: Christmas potpourri in a jar printable 

  • Cinnamon sticks (4 to 5 per jar)
  • Whole cloves (at least 1 tbsp per jar)
  • Fresh Pine leaves (at least 2 per jar)
  • Rosemary sprigs ( at 1-2 per jar)
  • Dried fruit like Sliced Oranges ( at least 2-3 slices per jar)
  • Pinecone pieces (at least 2-3 per jar)
  • Dried cranberries (at least 1/2 cup per jar)


If you don’t have time to dry your fruit, go ahead and buy some. I have linked some of my recommended products for easy access to the material you need.

Also, each ingredient has the word “at least” next, this is just to give you can have a starting point.

Feel free to add more if you like to get the perfect Christmas smell!

On another note, It’s okay if you do buy some things, you are still putting it all together with your hands.

What Other Ingredients can I use in my Stovetop Potpourri gift?

Have fun with it and mix and match ingredients! I love playing around with the amazing smells of Christmas.

Below are some other alternatives you can use to make each jar unique.

  • Dried apple slices
  • Cinnamon
  • Whole Allspice (at least 1 tbs)
  • Dried Sage
  • Dried Thyme
  • Dried Bay leaves
  • Dried lemon slices
  • Candied ginger
  • Vanilla Bean sticks
  • Whole Nutmeg
  • Pine tree cuttings
  • Whole spices
  • Star anise 
  • Bay leaf
  • Orange peels
  • Holiday Essential oils ( at least 3-5 drops per jar)

Aside from using all the various ingredients above, you can also place 3-5 drops of essential oils to add a little boost to the natural Christmas smell. 

This Christmas oil set has Christmas Wreath, Mistletoe, Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Cinnamon, and Cranberry scents! 

Perfect for Christmas potpourri!

How do you simmer a stovetop potpourri gift?

Place all the dry ingredients in a saucepan and add 2-3 cups of water ( add more water if needed).

Let it simmer on low heat and let the aroma fill the air (never leave it unattended).

Stovetop Potpourri gift Materials 

Mason jar 8 oz, this is a perfect size for this type of go gift. You can always scale it down to a smaller or bigger jar if you like. 

Wooden beads (optional), using different size gives each jar some character. 

Burlap ( optional), having this on hand is handy when doing any craft. 

Cardboard tags ( optional), these tags conveniently come with one comes with twine! 

DIY Stovetop Potpourri gift Directions

1.)Dry fruit 100% by using a dehydrator in the oven ( place slices of fruit in a 250-degree oven for about 3-6 hours depending on the strength of your stove).

TIP: Check out my post Natural DIY Christmas ornaments for more detail on drying fruit and how to use them for other crafts!

2.)Place all the ingredients in jars, add more of each if needed. The more Christmas smell the better!

3.) Close the jar and place a piece of burlap (5-6 in in length) on top and tie twine around the top (make sure to place twine below the jar top to hold the burlap in place)

TIP: wrap twine around jar lid at least 2-3 times to keep the burlap from moving around

4.)Thread twine through one side of sliced orange, wrapping around a pine leaf and cinnamon stick and threading it through the other side as seen in the photo

5.)On each side of the orange slice thread 2-3 wooden beads through the twine, as shown.

6.)Wrap the orange piece you just made around the top of the jar lid and tie it on the back.

7.) Secure with twine as needed, and enjoy giving this beautiful gift to any friends, family, or neighbor of yours!

This holiday potpourri recipe is perfect for this time of year and will make a perfect handmade gift. I am happy to say that I handmade all these stovetop potpourri gifts, and I know you will feel the same!

Now all you need to do is download your free printable tag!

Gift Tag Instructions

Click the link below and download the tag. You have 2 to choose from!

Print then cut out the tag and punch a whole hole in the designated circle on the top of the tag.

Lace a festive string through a tag and wrap it around your mason jar gifts.    

Anyone will appreciate this handmade stovetop potpourri gift that looks beautiful, smells lovely, and reminds them of Christmas.

FAQ: Christmas potpourri in a jar printable

How do you make Christmas potpourri in a Mason jar?

You can make Christmas potpourri in a mason jar by adding all fresh or dried ingredients from any potpourri recipe in your mason jar.

What size jar for Christmas potpourri?

The best size jar to hold Christmas potpourri in is an 8 oz or 16oz glass jar like a mason jar. 

Using a wide-mouth mason jar makes it easier to add all your Christmas potpourri ingredients. 

How do you make Christmas dry potpourri?

You first need to gather dry ingredients by purchasing them or drying them yourself. You can use all types of different fall spices, dry cinnamon sticks, dry citrus fruit, cranberries, and dry pine tree cuttings. 

Place all your dry potpourri ingredients in an air-tight container to help contain them for later use. When ready to use, pour all ingredients from the mason jar into a saucepan with water to let it simmer on low heat.

Enjoy the aroma that will fill the air (never leave it unattended).

How to make potpourri for Christmas gifts?

Homemade potpourri will make a Christmas gift because it is festive and smells amazing. Make your diy 

potpourri in a glass jar and use a Christmas potpourri jar label that is printable like the one in this post. 

Wrapping your jarred potpourri and adding a festive tag turns your potpourri into a lovely Christmas gift for any of your loved ones during the holidays.

Have you tried to make a stovetop potpourri gift? Let me know in the comments below!

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