Learn how to make homemade Christmas Potpourri for friends and family! This smells amazing and will have your entire house ready for Christmas with very little effort.

Learn how to make homemade Christmas Potpourri that smells amazing. It is so easy! Find out how to make potpourri with very little effort or expense.

Christmas potpourri diy

The cinnamon, oranges and spices combine for the perfect Christmas scent.  You are going to love how festive this potpourri is.

With only a few ingredients needed, this potpourri comes together very quickly. The potpourri will fill your house with the wonderful aroma of Christmas.

Your house will smell so good with this holiday potpourri sitting out.

Check out this video to learn how to make Christmas potpourri!

How to use:

  • You can also mix with water in a slow cooker or simmer pot for a wonderful smell that lasts for hours.
  • Another idea is to use this potpourri recipe for christmas stovetop potpourri. This is a great option if you prefer that over the slow cooker. Either way is fine or you can just sit it out.

Homemade potpourri is so versatile that it is a great idea this holiday season however you plan to use it. We love homemade Christmas gifts and everyone seems to really enjoy receiving them.

Christmas Potpourri in a bowl.

Christmas potpourri recipes gifts are easy for giving.

There are so many wonderful ideas for this potpourri. One of my favorites is to hand this out as gifts.

It truly is the perfect gift idea when you can’t spend a ton of money or time but need a gift everyone will love.

Homemade Christmas potpourri is also a wonderful hostess gift. I know it is not necessary but I love taking just a little something for the hostess when we are invited to someone’s home.

I think it is a nice touch and just a nice way to show a little kindness.

It’s just the right gift for the holidays when you need to hand out a little something to a lot of people.

Package for gifts:

  • Mason jar potpourri is my favorite way to package these gifts. 
  • You can pick up a case of mason jars pretty inexpensively and it looks so cute to put the potpourri in. I also like to order gift tags for the jars and this set includes the string!
Gift tags and string.

Potpourri mixes look so festive and makes for a great gift for very little money. The gift tags are also great to use for other gifts and such or you could use a free printable.

We are always making something so the gift tags definitely get put to good use around here.

  • Another idea is to use medium size cellophane bags tied with pretty ribbon if you don’t want to use the mason jars.

Both ideas will work great for the potpourri and you can use the gift tags with either the gift bags or jars.

Christmas potpourri tips:

  • Also, we love to add essential oils to the potpourri but that is optional. I think it makes the scent stronger and we just love essential oils in our family.
Christmas Potpourri in a bowl.

Why we love homemade potpourri:

  • It is so simple and easy to make your own potpourri. Skip the expensive store bought version and make homemade potpourri.
  • You know exactly what is inside and no worries about chemicals or other ingredients. We love making our own potpourri and it smells heavenly!

Let’s learn how to make potpourri!

Ingredients for Christmas Potpourri.

What is in Christmas potpourri:

Christmas Potpourri in a bowl.

How to make Homemade Christmas Potpourri:

1. Slice oranges. They should be about 1/4″ thick and place onto a cooking rack.

Slices of oranges.
Slices or oranges.

2. Place in the oven and turn on the heat to 225 degrees. Once oven is pre-heated check the oranges. This drying should take about 2-3 hours and you’ll need to check on the oranges every 45 minutes. You want them dry so they don’t mold.

3. Remove oranges from oven. All them to cool completely.

Dried oranges on wire rack.

4. Combine in a large bowl. Mix together the cinnamon sticks, orange slices, aniseed, pine cones and almonds in a large bowl. I do this with my hands.

5. Place a small amount of potpourri into a bowl. Add fragrance with essential oil to a cotton ball and place in the center of the bowl. Top with more potpourri to cover the cotton ball.

Christmas Potpourri in a bowl.

How to store Dry Potpourri Recipes:

Store any additional potpourri in a resealable bag to use later. You can add additional essential oil as desired to refresh the smell.

This lasts quite a while and using essential oils to freshen the scent is a great trick to keeping the wonderful scent going even longer.

Learn how to make homemade Christmas Potpourri that smells amazing. It is so easy! Find out how to make potpourri with very little effort or expense.

This Cinnamon Potpourri smells amazing.

It just smells like Christmas! And don’t wait for guests to arrive to use this.

Put out a bowl for your family to enjoy or even just yourself. There is just something about fragrances that remind us about special days.

Turn the tree lights on and watch them glisten as you take in the wonderful Christmas aroma. Some of the best memories are made with the simple things in life.

Christmas Potpourri in a bowl.

Print this dried Christmas potpourri recipe:

How to make Christmas potpourri that smells amazing!

One Crazy Mom
Prep Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Servings 1

Equipment

  • 1 Large Orange
  • Cinnamon Sticks 3.5 oz
  • Dried Star Aniseed 2 oz
  • Pine Cones
  • Whole Almonds in Shells
  • Essential Oils (optional)
  • Cotton Ball (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Slice oranges 1/4″ thick and place onto a cooking rack.
  • Place in the oven and turn on the heat to 225 degrees. Once oven is pre-heated check the oranges. This drying should take about 2-3 hours and you’ll need to check on the oranges every 45 minutes. You want them dry so they don’t mold.
  • Remove oranges from oven and let cool.
  • Combine cinnamon sticks, orange slices, aniseed, pine cones and almonds in a large bowl. Mix well. I do this with my hands.
  • Place a small amount of potpourri into a bowl. Add essential oil to a cotton ball and place in the center of the bowl. Top with more potpourri to cover the cotton ball.

Notes

Store any additional potpourri in a resealable bag to use later. You can add additional essential oil as desired to refreshen the smell.
This lasts quite a while and using essential oils to freshen the scent is a great trick to keeping the wonderful scent going even longer.
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