DIY Stovetop Potpourri + Printable Instruction Cards

How I make easy DIY stovetop potpourri to hand out as gifts, plus a printable instruction card PDF for you to download and use on your own gifts!

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DIY Stovetop Potpourri + Printable Cards to Use

I’ve been making stovetop potpourri for years, but a couple years ago I started packaging them as gifts for teachers and neighbors.  For teachers and TAs I add a gift card plus another little gift, and for office staff and other teachers who help out around the school we’ll just give them these packaged stovetop potpourri bundles as a way to say thank you.  These also make fantastic neighbor and hostess gifts!  I used mason jars for 2 years but this year I decided to switch to plastic goodie bags (I bought mine at Party City) in order to save money so that I could make more to distribute.

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Here’s what you need:

  • goodie bags
  • baker’s twine
  • printed instruction cards (see below for a printable version for you to use!)
  • mandarin oranges (one per bag)
  • fresh cranberries (about a cup per bag)
  • whole cloves (about a tablespoon per bag)
  • cinnamon sticks (one per bag)
  • fresh rosemary (one sprig per bag)
  • clippings from a Christmas tree (I could only find cedar garland at Trader Joe’s while I was preparing to make these, so that’s what I used this time.  I typically prefer Fraser fir or a traditional Christmas tree clippings though.)

Just add everything to a baggie, use a hole punch on the instruction cards (and on a gift card if you plan to add one), and tie together with baker’s twine.  So easy and a great project for little ones to help you with!

Get your printable stovetop potpourri cards via a downloadable PDF below!  Don’t worry, I removed our last name so they’ll be immediately ready for you to use!

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