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DIY Holiday Gift Jars: Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri

Looking for a homemade holiday gift that is natural, will look gorgeous, and smell amazing, too? These DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars are the perfect gift to give!

 

DIY Holiday Gift Mason Jars - How To Make Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri
I absolutely love mason jar crafts, so it was a no-brainer that I try something as a gift idea for the holidays! I love the stove top potpourri trend that is happening all over the web now, so a holiday batch was in order.

Make Your Own Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Holiday Gift Jars

These cranberry orange stove top potpourri gift jars are the perfect smell good gift. Using all natural ingredients, you can fill and decorate these cute jars and hand them out to friends, teachers, or bring one to a holiday party. Gift recipients will simply simmer the contents on the jar on the stove top and your their home will be smelling like orange-cinnamony goodness in no time!

DIY Holiday Gift Jars, Cranberry Orange Simmering Stove Top Potpourri

DIY Holiday Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars

You will need:

  • 1 – 16 oz. standard sized mason jar with lid
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 2 springs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 slices of an orange
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • a dash of nutmeg
  • water
  • burlap
  • ribbon or twine
  • gift tag

DIY Holiday Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri, cranberries on the bottom

How to make it:

Rinse your mason jar and dry out with a paper towel, make it look nice and shiny! Tap in a couple of shakes of nutmeg at the bottom of the jar, followed by half of the cranberries.

DIY Holiday Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri, add orange slice, rosemary and cinnamon sticks

Next, layer an orange slice, a sprig of rosemary, and a cinnamon stick into the jar. Repeat this step one more time, on until you’ve used all of those ingredients.

DIY Holiday Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri, top with cranberries

Take the remaining cranberries and fill to the top of the jar. Grab your lid and separate the inside from the outer rim. Measure a square piece of burlap to fit the lid, cut and place in between the two pieces. Press firmly to secure.

DIY Holiday Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri, add burlap square to the inside of the lid

SLOWLY fill your jar with water until it reaches the top. Carefully twist on the burlap covered lid, this step is a little tricky! It will be a tight fit, it took me a couple of tries to make sure the lid was on correctly.

Grab your favorite ribbon or twine, and a gift tag and adorn the jar. I chose red and brown twine from IKEA and made a gift tag with the instructions on the back. You can make your own, or print mine below (print as a 3 x 5 and fold backwards, glue together and cut out):

Free printable Merry Christmas Holiday Tag for DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri mason jar gift
How To Use It:

Pour the contents of the jar into a sauce pan or small pot. Simmer over low heat and you should smell the aroma of holiday goodness fill the air! The pot should never be dry, add water as necessary. Make these a day or two ahead of time, any longer than that will ruin the contents of the jar.

If you need to, make this version far in advance: Follow all directions above, accept we’ll keep it dry. Do not slice the orange, place a small one in there, whole, and do not add water. You’ll instruct them to slice the orange themselves and add their own water.

DIY Holiday Gift Jars, Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri
 

Simmering Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri

Try making these at home, and enjoy your holiday!

I made extra for myself, and my home smells AMAZING right now! These jars also serve as great holiday decorations. Enjoy the scent of Christmas potpourri!

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