No matter how good your décor looks, it will be even more impressive if there are great aromas in the air to go with it. The right scents make the Christmas vibe complete and if the container is attractive, it will add to the aesthetic.
Potpourri is a terrific way to infuse the home with warm holiday scents. The best part is, you can make your own in the comfort of your home. This will be a fun Christmas craft and it will allow you to customize to create the aromas that are most pleasing to you.
This article will let you know how it’s done.
Here’s What You Will Need
Potpourri is typically made from a blend of fruits and spices. You can add any food items you like but as a beginner, you may want to start with a tried-and-true recipe that includes the following:
- 2 oranges sliced
- 2 apples sliced
- 1 jar of bay leaves
- 2 jars of cinnamon sticks
- 1 jar of whole cloves
- ½ jar of dried rosemary
- A mixing bowl
- A decorative container
- A ribbon
Step 1: Oven Dry Fruit
Thinly slice fruit. Arrange on a baking sheet and place in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Dehydrate for about two hours.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
Step 3: Place in a Decorative Container
You can combine your ingredients in any decorative container you choose. Mason jars work well because they have a terrific vintage look, and you can see the light shine through the mixture providing an ethereal effect.
Step 4: Add Decorative Touches
To make the potpourri look it’s best, you will want to add decorative touches. Simply tying a ribbon around the top may do the trick. If you are planning to give it as a gift, you may want to add a gift tag as well.
Step 5: Infuse the Home with Scent
When you are ready to use the potpourri, pull out a cinnamon stick, a couple of bay leaves and a few apple and orange slices. Scoop out a tablespoon of the clove and rosemary mixture. Add to a cup of water and simmer in a saucepan on the stovetop. This will infuse the home with a fruity, spicey smell that’s perfect for the holiday season.
Your holiday décor just won’t be complete without a terrific scent. Follow the steps in this article to create a potpourri mixture that’s simply addictive. Then look forward to the atmosphere it creates in your home.
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