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Holiday Simmering Potpourri

December 21, 2013

A friend gave us an really fun interactive advent calendar from Jacquie Lawson.  I loved the concept and ended up sending it to my nieces too.  Each family had such a fun time with this advent calendar!  It has been one of the best little gifts we’ve received and given as well.  I’m definitely planning on purchasing it for them again next year.

One of the little activities the Kindergartner really enjoyed was making virtual wreaths with flowers and dried fruit slices.  I asked her if she wanted to make some real dried fruit slices and of course I got a very enthusiastic YES!  That little project evolved into this little teacher gift and what the Kindergartner will give the Aunts this year as her handmade Christmas gift.

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Super fragrant bags of Holiday Simmering Potpourri.  The bag alone smells divine, and when simmered on the stove in a small sauce pan of water, the entire house smells like Christmas.  It’s wonderfully soothing.

There are lots of recipes online.  After consulting dozens, I went with what I had in my cupboards:

2 slices each of dried apple, dried orange, dried lemon
2-3 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon cloves
1 small cinnamon stick broken into pieces.

I used the verbiage from this jar for the label on our bags and found the Merry Christmas circle image via Pinterest (which I of course now can’t find any trace of to give the source credit <sigh>).  The label is 1/3 a sheet of cardstock – quite convenient don’t you think.  Folded in half and stapled at the top of the snack size ziplock with red raffia we tied in a bow to hide the staple.  That simple and that cute!

Simmering Potpourri labels: ScentChristmas

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