There was no forum to put this. We need a forum for just hand crafts. Anyway, this looked like it might make a really nice handmade gift that didn't look handmade.
Easy Potpourri Pie Craft
By Brandie Valenzuela
Want an easy gift that smells wonderful and looks like it took you days to make? Or...
I found the instructions here for potpourri pies and tried to make them myself. Didn't turn out half bad considering I'd never made a "real" pie crust before. (I know, I'm spoiled and use the frozen ones)
Anyway - I'm going to make another batch for Christmas stocking stuffers and was...
I saw this pic of a potpourri jar craft and thought I'd share it with the holidays rolling around. Would make a simple craft to make as a gift. I see those types of glass vases at the thrift store super cheap all the time.
There are many ways of creating personalized potpourri blends. Potpourri is essentially a combination of dry botanical materials, fixative to hold the scent and scented oils. While fixatives are less than inspiring, adding your own botanical materials and/or scented oil creates a distinctively...
Here's what I do:
Take the smallest pot you have and fill half way with tap water. Add 1-2 whole cinnamon sticks, a few whole cloves and a splash of vanilla extract. Put on stove on low to med-low and let simmer. Yummy. It smells like you've been cooking/baking.
If you don't have the whole...
A delightful potpourri with real apple slices and spices, to make your house smell wonderful! 1 small apple - made into dried apple slices (see below)
1 cup carnation petals, pink and red, dried
Cinnamon stick, broken into small pieces
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/ 2 tablespoons whole cloves
What scents do you prefer for your cleaners? I realised today that my house is really ...smelly, LOL. I have been dusting, doing laundry, vacuuming, baking, bathing the kids, mopping, and so on, and i sat down and noticed all the smells goin on here...
Pledge : french vanilla
Spicy Harvest Simmering Potpourri - Formula
Adapted from Natural Scents for the Home, by Cait Johnson and Annie B. Bond (Care2 Publishing, 2003).
Breathe some sweet-smelling harvest warmth and delight into your home with this easy-to-make stovetop potpourri: it's a great n/atural...
Using a food slicer or potato waffle slicer, make pumpkin slices
from half of a pumpkin. Chop the remaining pumpkin into small
pieces. Dry in a food dehydrator or oven. Mix the dried pumpkin
slices and pieces with nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves,
allspice berries, bay...
Want an easy gift that smells wonderful and looks like it took you days to make? Or maybe one that appears to have been purchased in an expensive gift shop? Look no further --make a potpourri pie using salt dough!
What You Need:
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
Pie tin (any...
Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars
by Rachel Paxton
Lighted potpourri jars are a festive addition to any holiday
decor. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and make great
1 package Christmas lights (20-bulb strand)
Wide-mouth canning jar