Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stove Top Citrus Potpourri

If it hadn't been for my friend at Creative Attempts, I never would have thought of this idea. I love gift ideas and this became a great gift for my neighbors as a thank you for their holiday gifts. At first I thought I'd make tags on labels and stick them on the bags. I realized that the sticky labels I had on hand were far to small so I resorted to using the leftover make your own business cards I had around. I stapled the card tag with a ribbon to the bag. I printed the tags with the following information:
Stove Top Citrus Potpourri
Put all ingredients into a saucepan. Fill pan with water. Place on stove on the smallest burner, on the lowest setting. Refill as needed. Enjoy the fragrant smell!
With cheer,
The Ellis Family

I added my blog at the bottom.

 Citrus Potpourri Mix
1 small orange that was starting to get too old to eat
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
1 Tbsp. whole cloves
3 sticks of cinnamon or a small handful of small pieces of cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg or fresh grated

Put ingredients in a ziplock or cute clear bag. I am wishing that I had some other bags around instead of the ziplock ones. Oh well! The recipe also suggested using orange peels instead of using the whole orange. I like how the whole orange slices look. Presentation can be everything, at times.
A tip: Don't allow the water to completely evaporate. I refill the pot when I turn it back on. One mix continues to smell good for weeks. Thanks Creative Attempts for this inspiration!!


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  2. I blog is very fun to look thru. And your potpourri is a great gift.. who wouldnt love receiving a bag to use on their stove.? I bet not one neighbor gave them back to you because of the ziplock bag. lol But i do know what you are saying about the bags... if only we could find them without that ziplock print on the bag. I have an wholesale house but you would have to buy like 500 bags. Let me know.

  3. I found your blog through Lacie... love it! This is the coolest idea!