Stovetop Simmer Potpourri Gift Idea
*download the free printable gift tag at the bottom of the post!*
This week on Jackson's advent calendar we are going to be making these adorable stovetop potpourri kits for our neighbors as a holiday gift! This is such an easy affordable project to throw together last minute and makes a perfect gift for a hostess, teachers and neighbors! Oh, and did I mention it smells amazing?!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Simmer Pot Potpourri
Can I make these in advance?
You can pack your potpourri bags a few days in advance and keep them in the fridge until gifting. Encourage the recipient to do the same if they are not using it within the next 48 hours.
How long will my potpourri last?
You can use the same potpourri ingredients for multiple days. I generally will continue to reuse the same ingredients for up to 3 days before discarding. Continue to add more water to your pot and keep pot covered when not in use.
Can I use dried orange slices?
YES! You have the choice to either add a whole orange to your piping bag OR dry orange slices and use those instead! Both work well depending upon your desired presentation. For a simple tutorial on how to dry orange slices, click here!
NOTE: if gifting a fresh orange, tell the recipient to slice it prior to simmering!
How to Make Christmas Stovetop Potpourri
What You Need (per bag)
1 orange (see my note about oranges)
1/4 fresh cranberries - dried will work but will not be as fragrant
1-2 cinnamon sticks
1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 T cloves
how to make it
1. Layer all of your spices and fruit into the piping bag, starting with the smaller items and building up.
2. Tie your bag closed with a pretty ribbon and one of these gift tags!
Note: under the image of the tags, you can download a PDF copy to print at home!
printable gift tag
download it here!
Just like the tag says - to make your home smell incredible, simply bring water to a simmer, add all of the ingredients and enjoy!
Looking for more simple and affordable Christmas ideas? Start HERE!