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Cranberry Orange Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Tags

by bcooper-

One thing I love about the holiday season is the smells. I love the smell of a real Christmas tree in our living room, a fire in the fireplace, and pies in the oven! So, when I was thinking of Christmas gifts to give to my friends and neighbors, I immediately thought of the homemade stove top potpourri my mom has made in the past. It was so simple, yet thoughtful and elegant. The perfect gift!

Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Tag!
Get these gift tags below!!

There are several different recipes for Christmas Stove Top Potpourri. I am not one to measure ingredients, especially in something I am not going to eat. So, I have created a recipe that will give you some ideas of ingredients to put in your potpourri. Be creative! Add what you like or leave out ingredients you don’t! Here is what I used!

Christmas Potpourri Ingredients


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Cranberry Orange Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

Bring the smell of Christmas to your house with this AMAZING homemade Christmas potpourri!


  • 3 handfulls Cranberries uncooked
  • 1 Orange whole
  • 1 pinch Cloves
  • 3-5 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 2 pinches Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 pinches Ground Cinnamon this is optional


  1. Put all ingredients in a bag or mason jar. Attach gift tag. Gift to a friend, family member, teacher, neighbor, or use for a holiday party yourself!

    Follow instructions on tag. Slice orange, pour ingredients into a pan or small crock pot. Mix with 2 cups of water. Simmer on low all day. Add water as needed!

Recipe Notes

Be creative and make this recipe your own! Measurements are generalized as you can add more or less of what you like!

I will say, this potpourri is best when made very close to the holiday. Since it does contain fruit, it will mold if kept in the bag for too long!

Follow directions on the tag and enjoy the smell of Christmas! This potpourri will have your whole house smelling like Christmas all day! I love it!!


Christmas potpourri ingredients simmering in an pot

Grab your free printable potpourri gift tags!

Just let me know where to send them!



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Merry Christmas!

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  1. Bee

    This is fantastic! I have all the ingredients on hand and am definitely going to make this! Thanks for the great idea 🙂

    07 . Dec . 2017
    • bcooper

      That’s awesome! If you don’t have gift bags you can also use a large mouthed mason jar. Enjoy!

      07 . Dec . 2017
  2. Dara

    This is such a cool and creative gift; sounds easy to make too!

    07 . Dec . 2017
    • bcooper

      Yes! Once you have all of the ingredients it is very easy to throw a bunch of them together!

      07 . Dec . 2017
  3. sadiee

    YUMMM!! totally making this looks super easy!

    07 . Dec . 2017
    • bcooper

      You will LOVE it!

      07 . Dec . 2017
  4. Erin

    I’ve recently gotten into the smell of orange with the one that came in my essential oil kit so I may get some cranberries to mix with it! Citrus is such a clean, refreshing smell. I bet it made your house smell amazing!

    07 . Dec . 2017
    • bcooper

      That is a great idea!

      21 . Dec . 2017
  5. Kyla Matton Osborne

    What an awesome gift idea! I included simmering potpourri in a post I did on ways to upcycle orange peels. Orange is an energetic, uplifting scent that’s sure to make your house smell great 🙂

    Adding my link here, as the field is missing from the form. You can find me at 24 Carrot Diet:

    07 . Dec . 2017
    • bcooper

      Great post!

      21 . Dec . 2017

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