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!
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 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
- ribbon or twine
- gift tag
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.
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!