Garden Gift: Simmering Potpourri

Delight your friends and family this holiday season with a homemade gift inspired by the garden and crafted in the kitchen.
Simmering Potpourri

Simmering Potpourri

Fill your home with scents of the holidays all winter long.

Fill your home with scents of the holidays all winter long.

Homemade gifts are sometimes the most cherished. They are a thoughtful and special way to share the spirit of the season with those around you.

Each year, I like to make simmering potpourri. I love how it adds another layer to the holidays, making the home feel even more warm and inviting. Not only do the sights of the holidays have special meaning, but scents also bring me back to some of my fondest memories. Try making and giving this potpourri to neighbors, friends, family and teachers this year.

Supplies:

  • Two oranges-sliced and dried
  • Two apples-sliced and dried
  • 2 jars of cinnamon sticks
  • 1 jar of bay leaves
  • 1 jar of whole cloves
  • 1/2 jar of dried rosemary
  • Decorative canister
  • Ribbon
  • Gift tag

Take a peek at the gallery below to learn how to make your own potpourri including how to dry your own apples and oranges:

Potpourri How-To

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