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Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

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This post shares my Christmas stovetop potpourri! My DIY Christmas simmering potpourri is an easy recipe that will make your home smell amazing.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri: DIY Christmas Simmering Potpourri

Happy Monday! We can now say that Christmas is technically next week. Isn’s that exciting? I’m mostly excited to have a few days off work. I love to plow through projects when I take off work…my husband says I need to relax a little, but working on projects is (usually) relaxing for me 😉

Today I’m sharing a really easy DIY Christmas stovetop potpourri that I’m planning to have going all day while I’m working on projects! Well, I’ll have it or a version of it going pretty much through the winter. But the scent is absolutely perfect for the holidays, and you probably already have many of the ingredients in your kitchen or garden.

Christmas stovetop potpourri

Here’s what you need to make Christmas stovetop potpourri:

  • Small pot and stove or crockpot
  • Water

And any combination of the following…I definitely suggest including the starred ingredients, though:

  • Whole cloves*
  • Fresh rosemary*
  • Cinnamon sticks*
  • Pine needles
  • Cranberries
  • Orange rind
  • Star anise
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla extract
Christmas stovetop potpourri

And here’s how to make it!

Step 1: Gather your ingredients. 

If you’re using pine needles, make sure you cut them off the branch and snip the ends before putting them in your pot. You don’t want sap sneaking in. I’m also using cinnamon sticks, fresh rosemary, cranberries, and whole cloves.

pine needles
pine needles
cinnamon sticks
rosemary
cranberries
cloves

For more holiday inspiration, check out my simple holiday home tour, my 7 ideas for clear ball Christmas ornament DIYs, my marbled clay tree ornaments, my paint stirrer Christmas tree ornaments, and my dried orange slice garland, my scented pine cone potpourri, and my ideas on how to make your own holiday wrapping paper!

Step 2: Start filling the pot.

I used 1 tbsp whole cloves, a few full sprigs of rosemary, 2 cinnamon sticks broken in half, and about a half cup of cranberries.

Christmas stovetop potpourri
Christmas stovetop potpourri

Step 3: Fill about halfway with water

Fill about halfway with water and set to simmer on your stove’s or small crockpot’s lowest possible setting. Monitor the pot and add water every few hours, depending on how quickly your water is evaporating. You can also top off the ingredients after a few hours. I like to throw in a few extra cloves because they are so potent!

Remember to check the pan frequently until you see how quickly your water is cooking down. You don’t want to run out of water! When you’re done with your stove top potpourri, you can easily compost the materials if you’re in to that sort of thing. 🙂 Happy holidays!!

Christmas stovetop potpourri

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Christmas stovetop potpourri
Christmas stovetop potpourri
Yield: 1 Pan of Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

CHRISTMAS STOVETOP POTPOURRI

easy diy holiday stove top potpourri

This DIY Christmas simmering potpourri is an easy recipe that will make your home smell amazing.

Materials

  • Small pot and stove or crockpot
  • Water
  • Whole cloves*
  • Fresh rosemary*
  • Cinnamon sticks*
  • Pine needles
  • Cranberries
  • Orange rind
  • Star anise
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients. If you're using pine needles, make sure you cut them off the branch and snip the ends before putting them in your pot. You don't want sap sneaking in.
  2. Start filling the pot. I used 1 tbsp whole cloves, a few full sprigs of rosemary, 2 cinnamon sticks broken in half, and about a half cup of cranberries.
  3. Fill about halfway with water and set to simmer on your stove's or small crockpot's lowest possible setting.
  4. Monitor the pot and add water every few hours, depending on how quickly your water is evaporating. You can also top off the ingredients after a few hours. I like to throw in a few extra cloves because they are so potent!
  5. Remember to check the pan frequently until you see how quickly your water is cooking down. You don't want to run out of water! When you're done with your stove top potpourri, you can easily compost the materials if you're in to that sort of thing. 🙂 Happy holidays!!


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Angie ~ ambient wares

Monday 19th of December 2016

I can smell this already! I've got most of the items on hand and would love to set it up to "cook" all day! Thanks for the combination ideas and for sharing at Funtastic Friday Brittany!

Brittany Goldwyn

Monday 19th of December 2016

Hey Angie! Thank you and you're welcome <3 Happy holidays!!

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