This homemade potpourri is easy to make, smells amazing and adds a festive scent to holiday parties and celebrations. Perfect for any occasion!
**If you’d rather watch a short recipe video here it is!
When you walk into your home what do you see?
Is it cluttered or clean? Messy or orderly?
What sounds do you hear?
Is it the pitter patter of your beloved pets welcoming you home or the laughter (or bickering) of children?
What do you smell?
Pet odors or air freshener? Your spicy garlicky dinner or the scent of flowers?
I almost always notice the smells as I engage with my surroundings. (My husband will tell you it’s often annoying!)
A pleasant scent immediately makes me feel welcome while an overpowering odor grabs my attention.
Does anyone else feel the same way?
We’ve owned pets for years and I always wonder if someone might sniff out a bad odor when they visit us.
With this easy homemade potpourri the worry is gone!
I love to make the potpourri because it’s easy, smells amazing and adds to the festive party atmosphere when I’m entertaining.
Made with four ingredients, the potpourri will have your home smelling like the holidays in no time!
The cinnamon and cloves together create such a rich fragrance that I also enjoy simmering this homemade potpourri during the day to get us in the holiday spirit.
(Money saving tip: buy bags of cranberries before Christmas when they’re on sale. Freeze and enjoy in recipes in months to come!)
Next month, put on some Christmas music, take out the baking supplies and make some memories with your family!
Simmering Homemade Potpourri
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- 1 whole orange or orange peel
- ½ cup cranberries
- 1 tbs whole cloves
- 3 sticks of cinnamon
Quarter the orange and add to a small saucepan (or just use the orange peel).
Add cranberries, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Fill pan with water and and set on lowest burner setting.
As the potpourri simmers, add water as necessary.
I used frozen cranberries. Money saving tip: buy extra bags around Christmastime to save for later.
Do not allow the water to evaporate. I check the water and refill as necessary every time I use it.
Potpourri will last several weeks, but you can add more ingredients to freshen the scent as necessary.
This mixture will fill your house with the warmth of the holiday season!
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