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Christmas in a Pot {Stovetop Potpourri}

Give your home a quick festive lift with some help from the fruit on the counter, spices from the pantry and clippings from your tree.

The holidays just aren’t complete without the delicious aroma of Christmas. A stove top potpourri mix is an easy, and inexpensive way to make your home smell wonderful in just a few minutes.

Stove Top Christmas Potpourri

1 whole orange
1/2 cup cranberries
1 Tbsp. whole cloves
3 sticks of cinnamon
A few clippings from your tree
A few drops of vanilla extract
A sprinkle of grated nutmeg or cinnamon

Slice the orange. Toss the citrus and your choice of whole sweet spices into a pot of simmering water. Reduce heat to lowest setting, and refill water as needed {do not let the water evaporate completely}.

{original photo — 12/16/11}

{updated photo 12/15/13}

One batch of stove top potpourri will stay good for weeks {the mix will turn brown, but still smell delicious}. Get creative with your potpourri mix! You can use an orange, lemon, or grapefruit, and add cinnamon sticks, cloves, or allspice berries!

{updated 12/7/15}

You can also enjoy your delicious holiday aroma in a mini crockpot!

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Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate

Friday 20th of December 2013

So happy you shared this...thanks! Pinned ;) Merry, Merry Christmas, Christina!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

I swear I just gained 10 lbs reading this post!! DELIGHTFUL!!! Everything looks delish and your a doll! What fun!

Kate @ Daffodils

Friday 16th of December 2011

mmmm I can smell this through the computer. yum!

A Simple Southern Life

Friday 16th of December 2011

I need to try this!

The Engaged Life

Friday 16th of December 2011

I have wanted to try this forever, just always forget! Thanks for the reminder:)