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DIY Christmas Potpourri in a Jar for Holiday Gifting

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

This holiday season let the fragrance of Christmas fill the homes family and friends with this DIY Christmas potpourri in a jar. You won’t just be giving a gift; you’ll be giving the magic and warmth of the festive season. Oh, and I’m sharing a free printable gift tag for personalized gift giving too!

What You'll Love About This Recipe

- Easy Gift Idea - Customizable  - Budget Friendly

Supplies for This Christmas Potpourri Recipe

– Dried Apple Slices – Dried Orange Slices – Whole Cinnamon Sticks – Whole Cloves – Whole Star Anise – Small Pinecones – Dried Putka Pods – Glass or Mason Jars – Ribbon or Twine – Printable Gift Tags – Sweet Orange Essential Oil – Nutmeg Essential Oil – Cinnamon Essential Oil – Clove Essential Oil – Pine Tree Essential Oil – Fir Needle Essential Oil

Christmas Potpourri Step #1: Dry Orange & Apple Slices

Before you can assemble your potpourri, you’ll need to dry fresh oranges and apple slices.  For more on how to dry orange & apples slices click the Learn More button.

Christmas Potpourri Step #2: Create the Essential Oil Blend

In a small mason jar, mix together the essential oils and swirl to combine.

Christmas Potpourri Step #3: Combine Dry Ingredients & Essential Oils

Pour the essential oil blend over the dry ingredients and either stir with a spoon or seal the baggie and gently shake to cover the potpourri with the essential oil blend.

Christmas Potpourri Step #4: Combine Dry Ingredients & Essential Oils

Place the potpourri into mason or glass decorative jars  then seal each jar. Add festive ribbon or twine around the lid, a cinnamon stick, a gift tag, and then secure with a bow.

Christmas Potpourri Step #5: Printable Gift Tags

To make your Christmas potpourri in a jar even more special, I’ve created a beautiful free printable tag that you can attach to your potpourri gifts!

What do I do if the potpourri fragrance begins to fade?

If the scent of your potpourri begins to fade over time, don’t worry there’s an easy fix! Reviving the fragrance is as simple as adding a few drops of essential oil to the potpourri mix. Choose oils like cinnamon, orange, or clove to complement the existing scents.

Can this potpourri be made into a simmer pot?

Absolutely!  It’s a fantastic way to reuse your potpourri ingredients and enjoy their fragrances for an extended period, ensuring that the holiday spirit lingers in your home long after the jar is empty.

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