Freshen Up Your Space With DIY Potpourri

With hints of cinnamon, cloves and crisp dried fruit, this simple DIY potpourri will add some fall spice to your home in no time.

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Incorporating delicious scents like cinnamon, bay leaves and essential oils, this fresh and fruity homemade potpourri will have your home smelling like fall in just a few easy steps! 

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Use real fruit and essential oils to create your own potpourri for fall.

Materials Needed

  • knife
  • plastic bag
  • cooking rack
  • decorative jar
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • clove essential oil
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cloves
  • orange essential oil

Dehydrate Fruit

Thinly slice an orange, lemon, apple and pear, and place them on a metal cooking rack. Using your oven's dehydrate setting, cook the fruit slices until they are fully dried, making sure to flip them every half hour. 

Mix Ingredients

DIY Potpourri

DIY Potpourri

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

After the dried fruit is completely cool, place it in a sealable plastic bag. Add dried bay leaves, a teaspoon of cinnamon, cloves, cinnamon sticks and a few drops of orange and clove essential oils. Seal and shake the bag  to mix all of the ingredients. 

Package + Display

Pour the mixed potpourri into a jar of your choosing, and cover the opening with a decorative cloth before sealing the lid. Give as a cute gift, or save it until you're ready to use it yourself. If the potpourri ever needs a refresh, just add a few drops of essential oils to make it as good as new. 

DIY Potpourri

DIY Potpourri

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

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