DIY Stovetop Potpourri Gift with Printable Tag

Yesterday, I shared the DIY S’mores Kits that I created for my extended family with children.  Here’s a quick and easy gift that I created for the families without children.  {This would also be a great idea to make ahead of time and keep on hand in case someone unexpectedly drops by with a box of chocolates for you – you can look prepared to return the favor!}

I created 15 bags of potpourri, and I think it cost just over $10 for all 15 bags.  To recreate, you will need the following supplies per bag of potpourri:
-1 orange
-1 whole nutmeg
-2 3″ sticks of cinnamon
-2 tsp of whole cloves
-1 cellophane bag
-piece of ribbon
-gift tag (printable below)

Place all of the “ingredients” in a cellophane bag and tie with a pretty ribbon.  Print the tag below and cut out.    Punch a hole in the top and tie on with the ribbon.
To print, click on image to enlarge, and then right click on save.
Tag created using Persnickety Prints Merry Christmas Paper Pack.
Don’t forget to create a bag for yourself!  This stuff is like Christmas aromatherapy!
P.S.  {5+5 Fridays} will be on a temporary break until after Christmas – there are just too  many Christmas ideas to share!  In the meantime, feel free to browse the past holiday related {5+5 Fridays} posts.

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.


  1. This is such a great gift idea!

  2. Love this! I am pinning! xoxo – C

  3. This is a wonderful gift idea. I bet it smells heavenly. Visiting from Happy Hour.

  4. Thanks for the idea! That will be a perfect gift for all my neighbors and I have been looking for a recipe for my own home.
    I found your site via Craftberry Bush.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. You listed ingredients but while your photo shows cranberries your ingredient list did not. Were they included in the bags?

    • I’m so sorry! I’m going to fix that now. Yes, I put about 10-15 cranberries in each bag, I believe.

  6. Forgive me for being absolutely ignorant. Do you give the dry ingredients as a gift? And when do you put them on the stove – when expecting guests?

    • Yes – you package the dry ingredients and give it as a gift. They then boil it with water in a pot on a stove top whenever they want their house to smell festive! :)

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  8. Hi – can you tell me if they have cranberries in the picture. Cranberries aren’t listed in the recipe. I just can’t tell for sure. Thanks for your help.

  9. Sorry for the mistake! This post is from last year and I can’t believe no one picked up on that til now! I think I put about 10-15 cranberries in each bag. I only used one bag and split it between about a dozen gifts.


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