How to Make Potpourri for the Holidays

This scented mixture will leave the house smelling delicious.
Cobalt Blue Glass Potpourri Bowl

Cobalt Blue Glass Potpourri Bowl

This potpourri can be placed in hot water to give off a holiday aroma. Note: It's not meant to drink.

Materials and Tools:

red fabric dye
orange peel
lemon peel
cinnamon sticks
gift card


  1. Cut cheesecloth into 6-inch squares.
  2. Dye the white cloth red.
  3. Peel orange, lemon, ginger and dry overnight or dry in the oven.
  4. Place allspice, cinnamon and dried peel in the middle of the cheesecloth.
  5. Tie with twine and add a little gift card.

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