Today I’m really excited to be sharing a simple and lovely homemade simmering potpourri gift idea that is perfect for sharing with friends, neighbours and colleagues this holiday season.
I think that some of my favourite gifts to give during the holiday season are those simple little homemade or DIY gift ideas that you share with your friends, colleagues, and neighbours. Plus I love coming up with a fun idea to share each year, and a couple of years ago I shared this simple homemade simmering potpourri gift with all of my coworkers at the school. I had one colleague come back proclaiming that the scent in their home was heavenly when they put it on the stove. And knowing that I helped bring a little bit of extra cheer to their holiday season was like getting a Christmas gift in return.
Now there are a lot of recipes for simmering potpourri that use a mix of fresh ingredients, but I wanted to fit my mix into these cute little clear plastic containers that I found at the dollar store, so I decided to dehydrate my orange slices and chop them roughly to fit better. I used my food dehydrator to dehydrate my oranges (you can read a tutorial on that over on this blog).
After adding the ingredients (below) to each container, I topped them off with a bit of baker’s twine, a couple of cinnamon sticks (to be added to the mix), as well as a little sprig of fresh cedar from our hedges outside. I also added these cute printable labels, that outline the super simple instructions for how to use this sweet little packet to create an amazing and welcoming holiday scent in your home. Fun, right?
To make these little packets I started with about 1/8 cup of dried orange pieces, 1 tbsp of cloves, 2-4 small pieces of vanilla bean, and a tablespoon each of dried cinnamon and nutmeg. As mentioned, I topped it off with a couple of raw pieces of cinnamon to add to it while simmering.
I added approximately the same amount to each of my small containers and then tied on my pretty ribbon and added the label. Done!
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If, like me, you love coming up with sweet little holiday DIY gifts to share with friends, colleagues, and neighbours, then I know you’ll love today’s Seasonal Simplicity hop!
Check out the amazing ideas my friend’s are sharing today…
DIY Simmering Potpourri at The Happy Housie
Scandi Style Printable Gift Tags at tatertots and jello
Wooden Calendar Holder at Lolly Jane
Peppermint Hot Chocolate at A Pretty Life
Makeup Gift Bag at Inspiration for Moms
Rudolph the Red Toes Reindeer Gift Tags at Tauni Everett
Hot Chocolate Gift Ornament at Clean and Scentsible
Chili and Garlic Olive Oil Holiday Gift at Satori Design for Living
Daiso Hot Chocolate Gift at Paint Me Pink
Gingerbread Slime Recipe with Printable Gift Tags at All Things With Purpose
Farmhouse Kitchen Wrap Free Printable at Hallstrom Home
Potted Paper Whites with Printable Gift Tags at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Printable Christmas Wine Gift Tags at The Heathered Nest
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with a Gift Tag at Happy Happy Nester
Christmas Flower Gift Box at Craftberry Bush
Hand Lettered Christmas Gift Tag Printables at Modern Glam Home
DIY Cozy Treat Filled Sock Gift at The Grace Gathered Home
DIY Metallic Candlesticks at Love Create Celebrate
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