Homemade Potpourri can make
great presents and are so easy for kids to put together. Allow your
kids creativity to grow by letting them add and create their own
recipe for potpourri.
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Apple Potpourri Recipe
1 Cup dried apple slices
2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 Cup whole allspice berries
10 (2") cinnamon sticks
2 Tablespoon whole cloves
1/4 Cup sumac, canella or nandina berries
10 small pine cones
7 drops cinnamon essential oil
Combine all ingredients and place in a tight jar or tin. Shake every
few days. Cinnamon oil has an extremely strong scent that
intensifies as it is absorbed. Add additional oil if needed. The red
sumac berries that grow wild can be used dried as a stabilizer for
potpourri (in other recipes it takes the place of orris root which
is very expensive).
Simple Spice Potpourri Recipe
1 oz. can cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces
1 (1.12 oz.) can whole cloves
1 (1.25 oz.) can whole allspice
dried orange peels
Combine all ingredients. Place 1 heaping teaspoon and 1/2 cup of
water in simmer pot and heat.
Lay rose petals out to dry on a flat surface for several days. You
will need about 6 cups.
3 cinnamon sticks
A few drops of essential oil
Mix together and place in a jar. Shake every few days and let sit
for 7-10 days. Then package and give away in potpourri pillows or
Do you need an easy sewing project for potpourri pillows?
Dried Apple Wreath
Ripe red apples
1/4 Cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice + 2 Cup cold water
Wooden embroidery hoop
Ribbon for bow
Do not peel apples. Core and cut (slice) 1/8 inch thick. Slice
crosswise so you will be able to see the hole in each apple slice.
Place in water and lemon juice mixture. Drain thoroughly. Spread out
on cookie sheet and put in 140 degree oven. Turn over to other side
after 30 minutes. Dry until fairly firm. Choose size of wooden
embroidery hoop desired and glue apple slices to edge of hoop using
hot glue gun or tacky craft glue. Arrange a bow or other decoration
and glue on. Garnish with cinnamon sticks as desired.
Spring Potpourri recipe
4 oz. Rosebuds
2 oz. lavender flowers
2 oz. Peppermint oil
1 oz. marigold flowers
1 oz. peony flowers
1 oz. bay leaves
20 drops lavender oil
10 drops Rose Essential Oil
Mix all dry ingredients, then add the essential oils. You can add
and take away the ingredients according to what you have available.
Mix and store away from direct sunlight. Store in cool dry place.
Use only glass, wooden or ceramic container and utensils as the oils
can eat away at the plastic. Add oils with a spritzer or eye
dropper. Age in airtight container for a few days to a few weeks -
gently stirring once or twice a week.
Christmas Orange Potpourri
2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 lemon sliced
1 orange sliced
2-3 drops Balsam fir, evergreen or Christmas scent essential oil
Water to cover
Add all ingredients in a saucepan and set stove top to low. Add more
water as water in the pan evaporates.
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