I love an easy DIY gift, one that everyone will enjoy. Make This Easy Stove-Top Potpourri For Gift With Printable Tags. All you need are a few kitchen items, some new or repurposed jars, and a gift tag! (And I have a free printable tag for you)!
What goes into a stove-top potpourri?
You can really adapt this to the season and color of your choice. I love to use apples in the fall and citrus in the winter. Below is what I used for this winter version.
- Cinnamon stick
- Whole clove
- Star anise
- Orange rind
- Essential oils (Evergreen)
What substitutions can I make for the above ingredients?
- Any spice combination you like
- Herbs like rosemary, lavender, and sage
- Fruit like apples, pears, cranberries, and citruses such as lemon, orange, and grapefruit
- Flowers such as rose petals or chrysanthemums
What is the shelf life of stove-top potpourri in jars
You may wonder how far in advance you can make these jars to give as gifts. If you are using a whole piece of fruit, you’ll want to wait and add that a day or two before giving.
If using dried fruit, you could probably make them up a week ahead. But really, if you have your jars and labels ready, it will take just a few minutes to make several.
How many days can I use one jar of stove-top potpourri?
I used to think it was one and done, but recently I started putting the pot (once it has cooled down) into the refrigerator with a lid on it and using it again the next day! Just like a pot of chili, maybe even better the next day!
What is a stove-top potpourri?
Basically, a stove-top potpourri is a pot of fruit, spices, and maybe a sprig of evergreen or some dried flowers. The result is a house that smells amazing. Nothing works like a stove-top potpourri simmering on the back burner all day to infuse a wonderful scent that fills your home. What’s great is that it’s all-natural and easy to do.
What is the best kind of pot to use for stove-top potpourri?
I use my medium Le Creuset Dutch oven. I like the idea of a heavy pot like a Le Creuset Staub or a Lodge cast iron pot.
Using this size jar, I often turn to a smaller pot, like the copper I recently brought back from France!
Download this label; it’s free.
If you want to make these for a few friends or neighbors, I’ve created a label that you can download and print on regular paper or sticker paper. I like keeping a pack of sticker paper around for projects like this. But printing on paper and using a glue stick or tape would work too! Click here to print.
Pin this for later!
More Favorites this week:
If you are new here, I get together with my friends Cindy and Mary Ann every Sunday to share our favorite finds of the week. I usually start with a recipe or a DIY and then share a few other things. This was a pretty exciting week around here!!
2. I was featured in the BHG December issue!
“In Her Nature”
It’s a total dream, and I still can’t believe it! Next week I will post a few DIYs from the article! It’s mostly sticks and foraged leaves, but you know I have my twist on it!
3. Quilted Coats
Cindy talked about this trend, and I’m all for it. We’ve been seeing them for a couple of years, and when I was in London in February, everyone seemed to be wearing a black quilted coat of some kind. I still have to find the perfect one, but Cindy breaks it down in her post!
4. Serena & Lily is having their best sale of the year
Everyone knows how much I love Serena & Lily, and right now, they are having their best sale of the year with 25% off site wide with code: GRATITUDE
This post shows some of my favorites that we have in our home.
5. Shop Most Lovely Things
We have some beautiful copper pots in the shop, perfect for holiday gifts! We have been enjoying our copper pots from France. Turns out we love cooking in copper!
That’s it for me this week! The “recipe” for the stovetop potpourri is below. (if you can even call it a recipe), but it is the perfect hostess or neighbor gift!
Let’s see what Mary Ann and Cindy came up with this week!
Classic Casual Home
Cindy Hattersley DesignPrint
Easy Stove-Top Potpourri For Gift With Printable Tags
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- small lemon
- 4–5 pieces of orange rind
- 3–4 cinnamon sticks
- One teaspoon of whole cloves
- One teaspoon allspice
- One teaspoon cardamom
- 3–4 star anise
- Use a repurposed or new clear glass jar (or a bag) and add the above ingredients. Attach a sticker with instructions.
Keywords: potpourri, stove-top potpourri
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