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!
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.
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!