Stovetop Potpourri Gift Ideas – 6 Christmas Potpourri in a Jar Recipes (2024)

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See how to make a DIY stovetop potpourri gift! These simmer potpourris make your house smell like Christmas and dry potpourri recipes are wonderful homemade holiday gift ideas. The tutorial for Christmas potpourri in a jar comes with free printable labels and gift tags for packaging and gifting.

And Ihave more good things for you as I’m sharing more amazing DIY beauty andaromatherapy gift from my blogger friends. Scroll to the end of the post andcheck out their wonderful holiday projects!

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Stovetop potpourri gift ideas – Easy simmering potpourri recipe gift ideas

With Christmasjust a couple weeks away, it’s high time to share more DIY holiday gifts. And that’swhere my easy stovetop potpourri gift ideas come in! Not only are these 6 Christmaspotpourri jars super easy to make, but potpourris in a jar are also very gorgeousto look at.

Holiday simmerpotpourri DIYs bring the holiday spirit to your home. And because these drypotpourri recipes are only made with dry ingredients, they have a long shelflife and are wonderful make-ahead Christmas gifts for your family, friends,helpful neighbours, your kid’s teacher and, of course, yourself!

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Christmas Potpourri in a Jar

How doyou make your house smell Christmassy? Try my 6 dry potpourri recipes! They arelike Christmas in a jar! The instructions for how to make stovetop potpourrigifts are beyond simple: just grab a clean empty jar and fill it with afragrant blend of spices, dried fruits and herbs.

For ingredients,you can use almost anything that is dry and won’t spoil. Think dried citrus andapple slices, dried cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, pine needlesand dried herbs. One simmer pot recipes uses even candy canes.

So, let’sget into the simmering potpourri recipes and try 6 stovetop potpourri ideas! Andif you like to know how to make festive simmering pots with fresh ingredients,check out my fallstovetop potpourri or this Christmas stovetop potpourri.

Easy Christmas Potpourri Gift – Merry Christmas Boil

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This Merry Christmas boil is the quintessentialhomemade holiday potpourri recipe. This dry potpourri recipe combines ourfavourite Christmas scents: spices, oranges, dried cranberries, and woodsy conifers.This potpourri blend also looks very festive, and I used holly leaves to decoratethe jar.

Check out the materials for this simple Christmaspotpourri gift recipe:

To learn how to dry cranberries for potpourri,check out Cyna’s tutorial on how to dry cranberries at home. Fresh cranberrieswill shorten the shelf life but can be included if you know that the potpourriwill be used soon.

Spices & Apple Potpourri Recipe

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Baked apples are one of my favourite holiday treats,and this spices and apple potpourri recipe pays homage to the popular Christmasdessert. Dried apple slices, cinnamon, star anise and cloves make your homesmell like Christmas instantly. Dried bay leaves add a herbaceous note that isvery pleasing to the senses.

Here is how to make a homemade potpourri withapples and warming spices:

Citrus & Orange Potpourri with Spices

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A refreshing citrus and orange potpourri! This stovetop potpourri gift is made with dried oranges and cinnamon sticks. I also added dried lemon and blood orange slices, as well as cardamom pods. The combination of citrus and spices is perfect to deodorize your home naturally and clean the air of stale or bad smells.

Here is what you need for this homemadepotpourri with oranges:

Candy Cane & Vanilla Stove Simmer

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This Christmas potpourri in a jar is one forcandy lovers. Fresh vanilla beans, cinnamon and real candy canes give this candycane vanilla stovetop simmer a sweet and minty aroma. While the candy canes willmelt quickly as the holiday stovetop potpourri simmers, the peppermint fragrancewill scent your home for hours. Coconut flakes provide extra cuteness, but youcan omit them if preferred.

Here’s the ingredient list for this yummy peppermintvanilla stove simmer recipe:

Homemade Pine Potpourri

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I live in a city, and perhaps that is why Ifind the scent of pines, spruce and other conifers so appealing. This homemadepine potpourri smells a little like a walk through a wintery forest and is aperfect handmade gift for nature lovers. The balsamic conifer smell blends withthe spices and a hint of lemon – so refreshing and relaxing!

Let’s see what we need to make a homemade pine potpourri:

Although I called this a homemade pine potpourri,other conifers such as spruce, fir, cedar or cypress, are perfect for afragrant dry holiday potpourri, too. I added small pinecones purely fordecoration, they don’t smell and you can skip them.

Gingerbread Holiday Stovetop Potpourri

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Want your house to smell like cinnamon? Thisstovetop potpourri gift is packed with spices, that make your home smell likeyou have been baking gingerbread and Christmas cookies all day long. Cinnamon sticks,anise stars, and chunks of dried candied ginger make this dry potpourri recipevery appealing, and the warm, spicy Christmas scent is just heavenly.

If you have, I also recommend adding wholealmonds with the skin on as the benzaldehyde in the almond skin creates a nicebitter almond fragrance.

Want to know the ingredients in this gingerbreadChristmas simmer pot recipe? Here they are:

By theway, you don’t have to include all of the suggested materials. It’s perfectlyfine to customize the dry potpourri ingredients and use the spices you have athand. You can also add ground spices or a ground spice mix.

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How to package DIY Christmas stovetop potpourri gift ideas – Potpourri jars

Who doesn’tlove mason jar gifts? When it comes to packaging stovetop potpourri gift ideas,you have options, my friends! Most likely, you won’t even have to buy jars.Simply recycle cleaned jam or salsa jars.

Here afew glass jars for gifts and Christmas potpourri in a jar recipes:

Homemade potpourri sachets

You canalso create a Christmas sachet. How do you create a Christmas potpourri sachet?Easy, fill the contents of a dry potpourri recipe into a small cotton bag, organza bag or treat bag and tie with a pretty ribbon. Optionally, attach a gift tag and decorations.

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Ofcourse, this wouldn’t be a CHC blog post without printable stovetop potpourri labelsand gift tags. The printable labels and gift tags come in different shapes andsizes so that everyone can find a label for their jar. I have included thesteps on the printable potpourri labels, so recipients know what to do.

You candownload the printable Christmas potpourri labels at the end of the post.

How do you simmer potpourri?

So, how do you simmer a dry potpourri recipe? Stovetop potpourris can simmer for several hours and the steps for how to use these stovetop potpourri gift ideas are pretty easy:

  • Fill a small saucepan or pot with 2 to 3 cups of water.
  • Add the simmering potpourri mix.
  • Simmer uncovered over low flame.
  • To avoid burned ingredients, replenish with fresh water as needed. Be careful that kids or pets don’t burn themselves.
  • After cooking, take the saucepan/pot off the heat and let sit on the counter to fragrance your home further.
  • You can reheat all simmering potpourri recipes except the candy cane vanilla simmer pot for 2 to 3 days.

How long do dry simmering potpourri gift recipes last?

Homemade potpourris in a jar are one of theseeasy make-ahead holiday gift ideas that you can prepare well in advance. This holidayproject is perfect when you want to craft homemade Christmas gifts early and tohave something ready whenever you need a present for surprise guests.

Store your homemade stovetop potpourri gifts ina dry, dark place away, from moisture and heat. Dry stovetop recipes last for manymonths, even years depending on the ingredients and how you store them.

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6 Christmas Potpourri in a Jar Recipes

Yield: 1 Christmas potpourri in a jar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: easy

See how to make a DIY stovetop potpourri gift! These simmer potpourris make your house smell like Christmas and dry potpourri recipes are wonderful homemade holiday gift ideas. The tutorial for Christmas potpourri in a jar comes with free printable labels and gift tags for packaging and gifting.

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Instructions

How to make stovetop potpourri gifts

  1. Fill the holiday potpourri ingredients into are a clean jar and seal with a lid.
  2. Decorate the potpourri jar with printable labels, ribbon, and ornaments.

Howto use dry potpourri recipes

  1. Fill a small saucepan or pot with 2 to 3 cups of water.
  2. Add the simmering potpourri mix.
  3. Simmer uncovered over low flame.
  4. To avoid burned ingredients, replenish with water as need.
  5. After cooking, take the saucepan/pot off the heat and let sit on the counter to fragrance your home further.
  6. You can reheat all simmering potpourri recipes except the candy cane vanilla simmer pot for 2 to 3 days.

Notes

Storage and shelf life

Potpourris in a jar are one of these easy make-ahead holiday gift ideas that you can prepare well in advance. This holiday project is perfect when you want to craft homemade Christmas early and to have ready whenever you need a present for surprise guests.

Store your homemade stovetop potpourri gifts in a dry, dark place away, from moisture and heat. Dry stovetop recipes last for many months, even years depending on the ingredients and how you store them.

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More holiday gift ideas

For more easy holiday gifts, try these projects from my blogger friends:

DIY AirFreshener with Essential Oils

These DIYair fresheners from Everything are made with essential oils, beeswax, andsoy wax. They are perfect for closets, drawers, or anywhere that needs a littlefreshening up.

Honeyand Goat Milk Soap Recipe

This honeymelt and goat mils soap recipe from Life-n-Reflection makes easy handmadegifts for friends and family, and the rich lather and sweet scent make themirresistible not to keep one for yourself. The finished soaps have a classicbumblebee and honeycomb shape that makes each look expensive and elegant.

ChristmasOrnament Bath Bombs

Handmade bath bombs always make for a fun gift, but turning them into Bath Bomb Ornaments like Lydi Out Loud make them the perfect holiday gift. Scented with the smells of the season and made festive with red and green sprinkles, they not only make a perfect holiday gift, but a full sensory experience.

8Holiday Room Spray Recipes

Essentialoil rooms sprays are so easy to make, smell amazing, and have aromatherapybenefits for you. Check out these 8-holidayroom spray recipes from our Oily House to help you get into the Christmasspirit.

DIYEssential Oil Ornaments

Learn how to make DIY essential oil ornaments in 30-minutes or less to add a natural fragrance to your tree this holiday season. These quick &easy ornaments from Soap Deli News can be scented with your favorite holiday essential oil blend and make lovely DIY holiday gifts too!

DIY HolidayCupcake Bath Bombs

Tweak &Tinker shares a festive holidaybath bomb cupcake DIY with two designs to choose from – one candy canepeppermint and one Christmas tree. This easy recipe contains nourishing oil,clay and essential oils and makes for a pretty handmade gift.

DIYMocha Mint Cupcake Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This mint chocolate cupcake soap recipe from Total Wellness Choices is easy to make with melt and pour soap. These soap cupcakes are adorable and are scented with a natural mocha mint fragrance oil. The unique soap mold makes the process easy. They make a great holiday gift for friends, teachers, or anyone who loves fun soap.

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