Thursday, November 5, 2009

Festive Christmas Potpourri~ Frugal Gift Idea~

3 Tablespoons whole cloves
2 bay leaves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 cups distilled water
1 handful of pine needles
3 pieces dried orange or lemon rind
Add a few drops of essential oil.

Mix all ingredients and place in jar.

Attach this note to the jar: (Drag to your desk top or copy and paste)

Graphics~ Life In The Craft Lane With Mandy


The Watts Family said...

Thanks for sharing a very cute gift idea ~like the new Christmas/winter look over here!! Blessings Heather :D

Kristie said...

What a wonderful idea! I so can't wait to make this ~ thank you for sharing Carrie!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Thanks, Carrie! That would make a nice little gift. -Tammy

Domestic Goddess said...

I am doing all handmade Christmas gifts this year. Where do you get your essential oils again?

Miss Jen said...


Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I make a similar dry potpourri which I place into tiny red muslin bags and tie with cord. I attach a tiny cinnamon stick or a star anise to the bag for a festive finishing touch. The bags are designed to be dropped into a pot of simmering water to fragrance the room and fill your home with the aroma of Christmas. You simply remove the bags later and allow them to dry out and they can be reused several times.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love your new look!!! Very festive. Great potpourri! I'm sure it smells heavenly! Thanks! Hope your week is going great.

Camille said...

Such a Christmas-y looking background you festive! I love the frugal gift idea...I am trying to think more simply this year too! In fact, that is my goal every year as it really is the Lord we celebrate! :)


Amber said...

wow...sounds terrific. cant wait to try it!!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Carrie, What a great gift idea, , I think we all are looking for gifts that are homemade and that are special.

I adore your Christmas look, Enjoy your day.

Sandra said...

A friend of mine gave this to me one year and it smelled SO good. She also gave me an old pan to cook it in that she had gotten from a yard sale so I wouldn't mess one of mine up. I don't know if it would have or not, but that is what she did.

Mel said...

Just wanted to let you know I left you an award on my blog.:)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I also like your new winter background and the floating snowflakes. How do you do that?



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