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This simple Homemade Cinnamon Potpourri will make your home smell like the Holidays. This Christmas potpourri is great for gifting too!
Homemade Cinnamon Potpourri + A Gift Idea
Homemade Cinnamon Potpourri is one of my all time favorite things to make AND to give each Holiday season, and it's SO simple to make.
Each year, I'll bundle some together, and give as gifts to friends, neighbors, or as teacher gifts (along with a Starbucks gift card for those teachers who do so much for my kids!)
It's just a pretty way to tell folks you're thankful for them, and I love how it makes your home smell like the Holidays too (perfect for making just before holiday parties).
The best part? It's like Homemade Christmas Potpourri is like Christmas baking minus the calories . . . um, for this girl-who-loves-the-all-the-chocolate, that's a huge gift this time of year!
I'd give anything to “take a picture” of just how yummy this one smells, but since smell-a-vision hasn't been created yet, just imagine that it smells like the Christmas Season walked right on into your home today.
- cinnamon sticks
- cranberries (optional)
- pinecone (optional)
- fresh greenery (optional)
Pack the ingredients for your Christmas Potpourri all up in a pretty clear bag (I found mine at Hobby Lobby), tie on some ribbon, and add a tag with these instructions (you can also print a free printable Christmas Potpourri tag HERE.)
Here's how to make Cinnamon Potpourri:
Making a homemade potpourri really can't be easier. It will make your house smell good and lasts longer than commercial air fresheners too.
Gather your ingredients, Slice your citrus, and combine all ingredients together in small pan on your stove top. Cover with 2 cups of water, and simmer on low heat. Add water to freshen and keep your water level where it started. That's all you need!
- 1 - 2 Clementines
- 1 - 2 Tbsp Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- Cranberries optional
- Pinecone optional
- Fresh Greenery optional
- Slice your citrus, then combine all ingredients on stove top in a small pain
- Cover with 2 cups of water
- Simmer on a small burner on your stove top over low heat
- Add water as needed to freshen
I've heard some people take this stovetop potpourri recipe and also use it in their slow cooker or crock pot too. I've not tried that before, but it might be a great idea! Let us know if you've tried that and if it smelled amazing 🙂
Do you have another recipe that you use during the Holidays for Cinnamon Potpourri to make Christmas come to your home? I'd love to hear what you use, so take a minute and leave a comment to share!