Homemade Winter Potpourri

I can’t believe how quickly Christmas came and went! After a busy Christmas day, I decided that my boxing day should consist of sleeping and relaxing. Especially with the weather here being minus 20 degrees Celsius… So since I have already done a lot of lounging and dozing off on the couch today, I felt it was appropriate to make a post about the winter potpourri that I made.

I had already dried out a bunch of orange slices in my oven a few months ago with the intent of using them for this potpourri, but there were some other ingredients I wanted to include that I needed to buy. I went to Bulk Barn and bought star anise, cinnamon sticks, and cloves, and then i bought some cinnamon scented pine cones from Walmart. I already had some decorative filler for potpourri, so I mixed it all together.

The oranges still had quite a distinctive smell, and the cloves, star anise, and cinnamon came through nicely so I didn’t end up adding much more in the way of fragrance. I left the mixed potpourri in a freezer bag for a few weeks before transferring it to these cute Christmas-themed gift bags, a couple days before Christmas.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for my post about the DIY Christmas gift baskets that included this potpourri!

Nicole