How to Make Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

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Learning how to make a stovetop Christmas Potpourri is a must for any holiday hostess! Throw on this stovetop DIY mixture before decorating your Christmas tree to really put you and your family in the holiday spirit.

GIFT IDEA: This Christmas potpourri also makes the perfect DIY gift for your guests. Fill your house with the aroma of Christmas potpourri and then surprise your guests with their own take home jar of Christmas potpourri.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to make your at home stovetop Christmas Potpourri…

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Ingredients List and Measurements

  • Oranges, 2 to 3 sliced in halved (or 1 inch thick slices)
  • Fresh Cranberries, 1 Package
  • Cinnamon Sticks, 3 to 4 sticks
  • Ground Cloves. 1 Tablespoon
  • Ground Nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon
  • 2-3 Cups of Water, more as needed


Slice the oranges in half and place into a medium sized pot on the stovetop. (You wont need a lid for this recipe.)

Add the bag of cranberries, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, nutmeg into the pot.

Pour water over the entire mixture. Set your stovetop on low and let the mixture heat up. After a few minutes you will start to smell the wonderful, cheerful, Holiday aroma that will fill your entire home.

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Customize your scent with fresh sprigs of rosemary or evergreen. Any citrus will work, if you don’t have oranges on hand, substitute with lemons or apples. Adding a dash of vanilla will also create a inviting note to your mixture.

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  1. Liz
    December 9, 2021 / 11:24 pm

    How do you gift this?

    • Jennifer
      December 11, 2021 / 10:59 am

      I would put all of the ingredients into a mason jar or plastic bag, leave the water out, write or print the heating instructions on a gift tag and finish the gift with a simple holiday ribbon around the jar or the top of the plastic bag. Pinterest has a lot of cute mason jar examples. I’ve also seen the potpourri gifted with pre-sliced oranges that have been baked or dehydrated before packaging. Hope this helps!

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