A DIY Christmas Part 3 of 3: Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

I’ve made it to the my last session of our DIY Christmas. This is a very simple gift to assemble and a great gift to give someone you have no idea what to give them. For the past two years we’ve given these little goody bags to our neighbors. This is a great thing to have around Christmas for yourself as well if you are planning on hosting a party or entertaining because it makes your house smell AMAZING! Everyone who received one of these last year said they really enjoyed it. Try it out for yourself!

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Ingredients:

-1 Orange

-1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries

-3 Cinnamon Sticks

-1 Tablespoon Ground Nutmeg

-1 Tablespoon Whole or Ground Cloves

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For a Gift:

Place all ingredients in a container/bag with the following instructions for use.

Instructions:

– Quarter the Orange

-Add contents of bag to a small saucepan

-Fill with water

-Simmer on lowest setting

-Refill with water as needed

-Enjoy!

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Here’s how mine were assembled. I used homemade tags that I made by printing some recent shots our fabulous friend Christina took for us as a pregnancy photo shoot. On the back I included the instructions for use.

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There you have it. Hope these last few posts got you in the mood to make some homemade gifts for Christmas this year. It can be a lot more cost-effective and  thoughtful when you just take a little time to make something for someone. If I don’t hear or see you again before Christmas-

The Merriest of Christmas’s to you and your families!

Love,

The Housewives

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I can’t take too much credit for this last sneak peek at our DIY Christmas decor, but this is our entryway. My mom made me the 3 mini wreaths this year which I strung together with some burlap ribbon. My sister-in-law Kate is also the one who made me the sign. Holiday Greetings to all!

 

One thought on “A DIY Christmas Part 3 of 3: Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

  1. I love looking at your blogs you little housewives, you are truly talented. I can smell the potpourri now! It will be a wonderful family Christmas celebration on Saturday….God is good! love you, Gramma Joanne xo

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