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Easy Orange Spice Potpourri

Homemade Christmas potpourri is easy to make! This heavenly orange spice version will fill your home with the warm and bright scents of spice and citrus - and it makes a great DIY gift!
Author: Anna


  • dried orange slices
  • dried whole cloves
  • cinnamon sticks (broken odds & ends are fine!)
  • star anise (optional)
  • whole allspice (optional)
  • whole dried juniper berries (optional)
  • dried chopped ginger root (optional)


  • Break all orange pieces and cinnamon sticks into small pieces - the size of a nickel or smaller works well.
  • Add cloves, and any additional spices. (Try choosing two or more from the optional list above!)
  • Mix all orange pieces and spices thoroughly.

To Use Homemade Potpourri:

  • - Use in place of store-bought dry potpourri in the bowl of a potpourri burner (don't for get to include water!)
  • - Display dry homemade potpourri in a small bowl.
  • - Simmer with water in a small pan on the stovetop, or with plenty of water in a crockpot (don't forget to leave the lid off!).

To Store Christmas Potpourri

  • Make sure all ingredients are throroughly dry. Store in an airtight container, in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Dry potpourri lasts a very long time if properly stored.