One of the things I love best about fall is the scents of the season. I love cinnamon, apple, cloves, cranberries…everything!
I told you about the delicious fall candle I bought and love, but did you know you can make your own wonderful scents at home?
I do this every so often when I want something yummy to make the house smell amazing. It’s quick, easy and very inexpensive — particularly since most of these items you probably already have on hand.
Today, I’m sharing my easy simmering potpourri recipe with you – I hope you’ll love it!
- Apple slices (use the entire apple, don’t worry about coring or peeling)
- Orange slices
- Cinnamon sticks
- Whole cloves
You don’t have to use exact amounts in this recipe…use more of what you love — experiment a little to find what you like! To give you an idea of quantities, however, here’s what I used in this batch that smelled fantastic!
- 1/2 apple,
- 3/4 orange
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 2 cups water
Simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes — keep an eye on the amount of water because it will evaporate. You don’t want to burn or scorch your potpourri!
My potpourri is simmering right now and it definitely gives me that “Fall” feeling! I love it!
I want to remind you that this Friday at 8 p.m. Central I will be taking part in a HUGE link party for DIY projects — you don’t want to miss it if you’re a reader or a blogger.
I will be posting a new DIY project and anyone can link up theirs as well! With over 20 blogs participating in the link-up, your project will get loads of exposure. I hope to see you here on Friday! I can’t wait to see what creativity everyone will be sharing!
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