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The Gift of a Christmas Scent (Homemade Holiday Potpourri…GIVEAWAY) | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Christmas Potpourri.

Give someone the gift of a Christmas scent (homemade holiday potpourri) this holiday season!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Gift
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, festive, pot potpourri
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries OR 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks crushed
  • 1-2 star ansie optional
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom crushed
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean halved lengthwise
  • 1 fresh pine or 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 cup Satsuma or tangerine OR 1/3 candied orange peel


  • Combine all the ingredients except the orange in a burlap bag or glass jar. If using a jar, add the orange and seal the jar. If using a burlap bag, tie the sack shut and then tie the orange onto the outside of the sack. You can also just place the orange inside the sack. Decorate as desired.
  • If using fresh cranberries and oranges, gift the potpourri within 2-3 days of making and keep stored in the fridge. If you use all dried fruits, the potpourri can be stored at room temperature for up to a month.
  • To make the Potpourri, add the contents of your bag (or jar) to a medium size pot. Add water until it comes 3/4 the way up the pot. Simmer on the stove over low heat, adding water every so often to keep it from drying up.