11.30.2009

Holiday Potpourri

I love the smells that come along with this time of year. Here is a great, quick, inexpensive gift that you can make as favors for guests, for the neighbors, or for anyone that you want to share a little good smelling holiday cheer with this year.

For each gift bag, you'll need:

1 whole apple
1 whole lemon
1 whole orange
3 whole cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries


Simply add all of the above to a cellophane bag and tie it up with some pretty ribbon. Attach instructions for use and you are done--its that simple!


Instructions to include with your potpourri:

Holiday Potpourri
1. Cut fruit into 1/2-inch thick slices.
2. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered, adding water throughout the day as needed.
4. Re-heat your potpourri for several days, adding water as needed, until it loses its scent.

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4 comments:

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Wow! That sounds like the perfect holiday scent. And it's a unique useful gift!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Now I need to know where to buy Allspice berries???? This would make a SWEET gift for my neighbors this year !

Infarrantly Creative said...

The smell of Christmas in a bag? Brilliant.

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