DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels

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One of the best parts of Christmas is the wonderful smells! There’s gingerbread, peppermint, pine needles and so much more! How about giving the gift of good smells as a gift this year? That’s exactly what you can do with this DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels.

This awesome potpourri blend is made with all natural ingredients. They’re actually all ingredients that you could cook with! It includes a fresh orange and cranberries and well as traditional holiday spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. To make the potpourri into a gift, place all the ingredients in a cellophane bag, tie with a Christmassy ribbon and attach one of our printable Christmas potpourri labels. The label will let the recipient know exactly what they need to do to use their potpourri and make their home smell amazing!

This DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels makes a wonderful hostess gift and is also a great idea for Christmas gift exchanges and teacher gifts. Can you think of anyone who wouldn’t want their home to smell good?


DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels


1 orange
2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
cellophane bags
Christmassy ribbon
Printable labels

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For gift giving, place all of the ingredients above in a cellophane bag.
Print a sheet of gift labels and cut out.
Tie label to bag. (You may want to use a hole punch to make this easier!)
Present as a gift to the lucky recipient!


To use the potpourri, the recipient just needs to slice the orange and then add it and the rest of the ingredients from the bag into a pot with 3 cups of water. As it boils on the stove it will release the amazing aroma into the air. Optionally, the potpourri can be placed in a crockpot. With either method, more water can be added as it evaporates which means the scent can keep going for a long time!

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  1. shelly peterson says:

    What a neat gift idea. I bet this smells really good.

  2. This would make a wonderful neighbor gift idea!

  3. This would be a great gift to give my grandsons’ teachers, bus driver, and other community helpers we love!

  4. That’s a good idea. And, it’s easy to make. I’ll have to try this. Thanks.

  5. Julie Wood says:

    DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels are a great gift to give others for the Holidays! I would love to make some of these and hand them out!

  6. Susan Hartman says:

    I would love to make some of that for myself! What a wonderful group of scents!

  7. Toni Schlinsog says:

    Great idea! This is definitely going under our tree!

  8. THese are great printable labels

  9. Richard Hicks says:

    These are really neat and perfect for a casual gift

  10. Laurie Emerson says:

    These are so perfect for gifts. I can see using them for different occasions throughout the year.

  11. These would make people’s houses smell great. Wonderful gift idea.

  12. Should an awesome idea! Will be making this for gifts for sure this Christmas!

  13. Great idea love the tags I will be making these as gifts. Thank you

  14. Ann M. Barrasso says:

    Thank you for sharing. Will get it from your website.
    Ann B.


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