Part 2 in the Warm & Spicy Winter 2014 SeriesReady to make some Winter Potpourri? I'm glad to share the delightful scents of this chilly season with you! Grab your herbs, it's time to get started!
DIY Homemade Winter PotpourriFirst, you should know that you don't need to be particular about these potpourri recipes (nothing like baking!). You can substitute and change whatever suits you. If you don't have it, don't worry! Pick something else, or leave it out. :]
Next, choose from the following recipes for a combination of pretty and wonderfully fragrant winter potpourri!
- Vanilla (extract is a less expensive option than whole vanilla beans)
- Wood Chips (oak or maple, cherry or manzanita)
- Pearly Everlasting (sometimes called "maple flower")
- Whole Hazelnuts, Almonds (in the shell)
- Rosehips (dried or fresh)
- Lemon Peel (dried or fresh)
- White Carnation heads (dried or fresh)
- Dried Elderberry, Cranberry, Hawthorn Berries, Mulberries, etc
- Fir or Pine (clippings from a tree work great! small rounds, bark, needles...)
- Rose Petals
- Mini Pinecones
Giving your Potpourri as a GiftThese mixes would be so lovely combined with the Scentsational Holiday Gift Jar method of jar gifting! When you've put your candle (homemade anyone?) in the canning jar and added the potpourri mix around it, you can decorate your lid with festive red ribbon or add a touch of pretty color with a spring of berries (just tie them on with your gift tag/label).
Know how to mix a scent that lasts:
- This post from A World of Plenty
Next in the series will be a Holiday Mix of Potpourris (Christmas & Winter Potpourri Recipe Round-up)!
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