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The past few mornings when I’ve woken up, I’ve needed to put on a light sweater. We still have a little bit of time before winter arrives, but I know it won’t be that long. Instead of being able to open the windows to freshen a room, I’ll need to use simmering potpourri instead. I made this easy homemade simmering potpourri recipe a few years ago as a Christmas gift, and it was a big hit.
Easy Homemade Simmering Potpourri Recipe
You can change up this recipe based on what you have in the cupboard or what’s on sale. Since you are only using it to scent the room, you don’t need to buy organic but please don’t buy things with artificial scents, or you’ll be breathing in those chemicals.
I packaged my potpourri in a Mason and tied it with a beautiful ribbon. If you’re not giving yours as a gift, you can store it in any tightly covered jar or tin to keep the fragrance from disappearing.
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Dried orange peels
- Dried cranberries
- Star anise
- Tiny pinecones (for appearance, not scent) optional
- Mason jar or another type
- Twine or ribbon
There are no real directions for this easy homemade simmering potpourri recipe. I place a few of each into the jar until the jar is full. You can make layers or make a big batch in a bowl, stir it up and then divide it among jars. Then put the top on the jar and tie it with twine or ribbon if you’re giving it as a gift.
Take about a tablespoon or two of the mix, being sure to get a bit of each item and place it in a small pot with a few cups of water. Put the pot on the stove and simmer on a very low heat to release the scent. Always watch the pot and add more water as needed.
For more fun craft projects, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Easy Homemade Simmering Potpourri Recipe by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Resin Bracelets with Dried Flowers by Adventures in All Things Food
- Make Up Set for Dolly by Girly Creation
- Paper Plate Gift Box by Tiger Strypes
- Countin Chickens with #TBCCrafters by Say It, “Rah-Shay”
- DIY Fall Recycled Bottle Decor by B is 4
- Stenciled Halloween blocks by Craft Yourself
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