Christmas Stovetop Potpourri  2{A Pretty Life}

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

With this Christmas Stovetop Potpourri, you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like Christmas!

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It’s time to kick off the holiday season, and what better way than to make your home smell just like Christmas without the fuss of actually having to bake something.   I mean, obviously I love to bake, but sometimes you just want your home to smell like you’ve been busy in the kitchen all day.  This easy Christmas Stovetop Potpourri will fill your home with the nostalgic smell of the season.  You’ll have the spicy smell of cinnamon and cloves, mixed with citrus filling up your home.  The only danger with this potpourri is it’s going to make you hungry, and you’ll likely get asked where the delicious dessert is hiding, but the smell really is worth the potential disappointment haha!

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri {A Pretty Life}

A nice thing about making a stovetop potpourri is that the ingredients are easily accessible, and chances are you have them in your home already.  In fact, stovetop potpourri’s are a great way to use up old oranges and apples that no one wants to eat…you know the ones…they’re a little (or a lot) hard and shrivelled, but they’re perfect for simmering.

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The ingredient amounts I use are really very casual, but I’ll give you a basic recipe to start with.  As you make potpourris, you’ll just get more comfortable with adding what you like to get the smells you want.  Play with them and enjoy!

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Just put it on the back burner and let it simmer on the lowest setting while enjoying the smell.  Oh, and these are great to make about a half hour before you have guests come over…your home will smell amazing.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 navel orange, sliced
  • 1/2 an apple, sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon bark or 3 - 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • few small pieces of evergreen tree
  • water

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and top up with water.
  2. Simmer on the lowest setting and enjoy!
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Have an inspired day!

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11 Comments

  • Reply elaine - visual meringue November 25, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Great idea! I bet it smells fantastic.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 13, 2015 at 1:46 PM

      It really does! It’s such a nice way to make your home smell like Christmas!

  • Reply Melissa French, The More With Less Mom December 3, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    I can smell it now! Thanks for posting. Hello from Treasure Box Tuesday.

  • Reply Melissa December 3, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    I love doing this with oranges and rosemary. I bet this smells great, too!

  • Reply Erin - Suburban Simplicity December 5, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Cute site! Great ideas! Happy holidays 🙂

  • Reply Quinn Caudill December 7, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    I can imagine how wonderful and festive this makes your home smell. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

  • Reply 2ndHandSammy December 11, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    It smells and looks so festive.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 13, 2015 at 1:47 PM

      Potpourris really do add a nice festive touch don’t they? 🙂

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