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DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars – These Are Perfect For The Holidays!

These DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars are the perfect gift to give! If you’re looking for a homemade holiday gift that is natural, will look gorgeous, and smell amazing, this Christmas potpourri in a jar is it!

DIY Holiday Gift Mason Jars - How To Make Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri

DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars

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 fragrant holiday batch of cranberry, orange, and cinnamon potpourri was in order!

Homemade potpourri recipes - 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 in the jar on the stove top and their home will be smelling like orange-cinnamony goodness in no time!

Christmas potpourri in a har - DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri

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

How to make a holiday stove top potpourri gift - cranberries on the bottom

How to make Christmas potpourri in a jar

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.

Cinnamon potpourri - DIY Holiday Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri gift jars. 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 to make the stove top scents.

Holiday mason jar gifts - stove top scents for Christmas

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 for this holiday stovetop air freshener 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 the cranberry orange stove top potpourri gift jar

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 stove top scents 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.

Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri gift jars
Stove top homemade potpourri recipes - Simmering Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri gift

Try making this Christmas stovetop potpourri in a jar at home!

I love these cute little homemade holiday gifts, I will be making these homemade potpourri gifts each year for teachers and friends. I made extra for myself, and my home smells AMAZING right now! These cranberry orange stove top potpourri gift jars also serve as great holiday decorations. Enjoy the scent of Christmas potpourri in a jar! 


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