Make DIY Stove Top Potpourri Christmas Jar Gifts
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Here’s a fun way to spread holiday cheer by making DIY Christmas stove top potpourri jar gifts!
Ready to make your home smell like Christmas for the holidays?
Stove top simmering scents are such a cozy way to incorporate scents naturally in your home by heating the ingredients in a pot on the stove. If you have citrus that is starting to turn, this is a smart idea to utilize them too.
Today I’m sharing how you can make this on the stove for your home, and I’m also sharing how to compile DIY stove top potpourri Christmas jar gifts to make for neighbors, family, or friends for the holidays! I even designed these FREE printable gift tags for you to print and tie to your jars!
All you have to do is slice the orange, place all the ingredients in a medium-sized pot on the stove with 4-6 cups of water, and let it simmer (not boil) for a few hours and up to a day with the lid off. It will smell so inviting and cozy once warmed up. I love the spicy and sweet aroma of cinnamon and citrus.
When you are making a Christmas simmer pot at home for yourself, feel free to improvise and throw in apple slices, pears, and other desired add-ins like ginger or vanilla. This is so versatile and can be changed up according to what you have on hand. I have a large rosemary bush at home, so I love utilizing that in simmer scents!
Consider making beautiful homemade gifts with Christmas stove top potpourri!
We have actually shared this exact simmer pot recipe years ago, but today I’m excited to reshare it as a cute gift idea. I just love mason jar gifts, and here’s an easy one that is so festive for Christmas!
Simply place ingredients into a jar and attach a gift tag to the outside. I think it looks so beautiful and these are always well-received as a thoughtful gift.
Tips for making DIY Stove Top Potpourri Christmas Jar Gifts:
- I used wide mouth 16 oz mason jars and that seemed to be the right size for a batch of simmer pot potpourri. If you wanted to create bags instead, consider using clear cellophane treat bags!
- I recommend printing the gift tags on card stock paper so they will be sturdy and won’t easily rip or tear.
- Some people enjoy stove top scents using their slow cooker on low. I have not tried it, but it seems like another popular method if you don’t want to use the kitchen stove.
- If you want to compile your jars a couple of days ahead of time, just store them in the fridge for freshness.
- If you are buying ingredients in the grocery store, look for the more inexpensive brands sold in the packets rather than spice jars. In my store, there is a Hispanic foods section with inexpensive packets of cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and anise.
Christmas Stove Top Potpourri JarPrint
Aren’t these DIY stove top potpourri Christmas gifts so pretty!?
I love this idea as a homemade gift because it’s creative and yet still relatively low effort. Enjoy!