Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stove Top Potpourri Mix

I saw a pin a while back for stove top potpourri and couldn't wait to make some for the holidays. The original site (Make It Do) also mentioned it would make a great gift and even provided gift tags with instructions to attach to bags. How perfect for my son's teachers!! So, the morning of his last day of school we set out the ingredients and put together all the bags.

  • one whole orange
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. whole cloves
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • a dash of grated nutmeg, if desired

Here's the finished product. They turned out pretty good. All the teachers really liked them, and they didn't get anything else like it. We had some leftover ingredients, so we gave them out to some aunts as well. Hope they enjoyed them, too.

Quarter the orange and put all ingredients in small pan, on the smallest burner
Don't forget to add water! Set the burner to the lowest heat setting and enjoy the wonderful scents of the holidays!
The mixture is good for about a month. It'll brown, but as long as you keep adding water when you turn it on, you can continue using it. It's very fragrant. I'll have to remember this around Thanksgiving next year. 
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