Christmas Tree Potpourri

Christmas Tree Potpourri

🎄 Make a lovely scented potpourri with cuttings from your dried-out 🎄 Christmas Tree! Or, use fresh evergreen cuttings from your yard or neighborhood to craft this thrifty potpourri. It is sure to uplift the 🎄holiday feel in your home and makes a lovely gift when stuffed into a very simply sewn pouch for a sachet. Smells amazing and stores well!!

Watch the video for all my special tips and then print the recipe and craft your own Christmas Tree Potpourri!


PLEASE check thrift stores and yard sales first for items you may need to complete any of my craft ideas and projects. You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money. The good deals are waiting for you! BUT, if you can’t find what you need locally and desire to purchase something new, feel free to explore the links below.

✳️ ORRIS ROOT POTPOURRI FIXATIVE I suggest supporting a local herb business in your city or town, if possible. If you must order online as I do, here is a link to one of my favorite garden centers that carries a very high quality orris root powder and is wonderful to do business with. https://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/…

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Christmas Tree Potpourri

🎄 Make a lovely scented potpourri with cuttings from your dried-out 🎄 Christmas Tree! Or, use fresh evergreen cuttings from your yard or neighborhood to craft this thrifty potpourri. It is sure to uplift the 🎄holiday feel in your home and makes a lovely gift when stuffed into a very simply sewn pouch for a sachet. Smells amazing!!! Stores well!!!

  • Author: Michele Pryse, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: varies
  • Category: craft
  • Method: by hand
  • Cuisine: N/A

Ingredients

Scale

12 cups fir needles or clippings (add some cedar, if desired)

1 cup dried tangerine peels (orange peels are good, too)

Small pinecones (alder or fir)

Several broken cinnamon sticks

2-3 tablespoons whole cloves

2 tablespoons orris root powder (this is a fixative that helps potpourri hold its scent)

Essential oils: tangerine, cinnamon, and clove (or scents you associate with Christmas)

I used about 2030 drops each; less of the clove oil as it is more pungent.

Instructions

Toss everything together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. (Please do not use your wooden salad bowl!)

Transfer to a gallon jar, cover, and set aside to mature for 30 days in a dark, cool closet.

When mature, display Christmas Tree Potpourri in bowls around your home. Decorate the top with found items such as moss, lichen, more pinecones, leaves, etc.

Stitch up a quick fabric pouch or two for your linen closet or to give as gifts. Enjoy!

Notes

You can substitute ground cinnamon or cloves for cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.

Keywords: Christmas tree, potpourri, gift, evergreen, upcycle, repurpose, orris root, welcoming, Christmas spirt, essential oils

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