Make this homemade potpourri to fill your house with that splendid holiday aroma! It also packages up nicely as a great neighbor gift.


  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 orange
  • 3 or 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbs. whole cloves
  • Saucepan
  • Water


  1. Quarter the orange and toss the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries into the pot.
  2. Fill with water and simmer on the stove for hours. The best part: when the water is gone just add more and continue to use the same batch for days.

Using as a gift:

  1. Use a decorative bag or box and throw all materials except the water into the bag.
  2. Attach the above directions onto a tag and give away!
Aromas of Christmas: DIY Holiday Potpourri