Homemade Potpourri. Want to make your own potpourri from dried rose petals and other fragrant dried flower petals?
Here's some easy ideas how to make potpourri from fresh flowers. Bring the scent of outside, inside. Also great made into potpourri gifts for friends.
Potpourri can be made from dried rose petals and other fragrant dried flower petals and ingredients. Lavender potpourri makes the best fragrant potpourri gifts for your family and friends.
I know you can buy ready made potpourri, but it's not the same as potpourri you make yourself, and it's much more expensive.
Summer is the best time to make potpourri, when fresh flowers are abundant in your garden. I can already smell their scent, can you?
If you have flowers or herbs in your garden or in pots by your front door, you can easily make potpourri or potpourri gifts.
Potpourri goes way back, as far back as 6,000 years or so, when people used fragrant flowers, herbs, essential oils and spices to make scented potpourri, they filled their rooms with a wonderful scent.
Below are some fragrant ingredient ideas on how to make potpourri.
You can also make great gifts like small gift baskets or make sheer fabric gift bags filled with homemade potpourri. Have fun!!
These are just a few ideas of many items you could use. These are all kinds of things that are naturally fragrant and that you might have in your pantry or in the garden, so why not use them?
Below is a small potpourri gift basket that I made as a thank you gift for a friend who looked after my plants while I was away. I know she likes scented candles so I thought she would love this small potpourri gift basket.
When your friend opens this homemade potpourri gift basket it will fill their room with a wonderful scent. What a great gift to give.
What flowers, herbs and other fragrant plant materials do you use? Do you make potpourri gifts? I would love to hear your stories, ideas or tips for making gift baskets. Go to my contact me page and share your ideas with me and others.
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.......the word "Potpourri", is French and actually means a mixture of rotting fragrant petals and leaves!!
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