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Learn how to make an amazing smelling stovetop potpourri gift this Christmas.
There is nothing like having your house smell like the holidays with the mix of spices that smell like Christmas.
By hand-making a Christmas gift like stovetop potpourri, you will be able to give a beautiful gift 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.
Stovetop Potpourri gift Ingredients
- 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 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)
TIP: 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
- Allspice (at least 1 tbs)
- Dried Sage
- Dried Thyme
- Dried Bay leaves
- Dried lemon slices
- Candied ginger
- Vanilla Bean sticks
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 smells.
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 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 a 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 on the back.
7.) Secure with twine as needed, and enjoy giving this beautiful gift to any friends, family, or neighbor of yours!
I am happy to say that I handmade all these stovetop potpourri gifts, and I know you will feel the same!
Anyone will appreciate this handmade stovetop potpourri gift that looks beautiful, smells lovely, and reminds them of Christmas.
Have you tried to make a stovetop potpourri gift? Let me know in the comments below!
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