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How to make Christmas potpourri that smells amazing!

Prep Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours
Keyword: How to make Christmas potpourri that smells amazing!
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom


  • 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)


  • 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.


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.