It’s still Fall … which means it’s still my favorite season! It also happens to be a season of giving thanks (or at least a season that reminds us to give thanks). Today, I have a great way to combine both of these. Show those special people in your life just how much you appreciate them with some DIY FALL POTPOURRI!
It’s simple to make and you can get all the ingredients at the grocery store! And it smells delicious!
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Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 2-3 whole vanilla beans
- whole cloves
- whole nutmeg
- whole coriander seeds
- 3-4 cinnamon sticks
- Wide rim mason jar
- small piece of burlap (the size of the lid)
- Printable Gift Tags:
HOW TO MAKE
STEP 1: Dehydrate the Fruit
Slice the fruit thinly ~1/8″, place on cookie sheet, and into a 200 degree oven for about 2 hours, flipping every half hour or so.
STEP 2: Combine Ingredients in Jar:
Once dried, allow fruit to cool, then combine all ingredients in the mason jar.
STEP 3: Mason Jar Lid
You can discard the solid lid, but keep the metal band that screws into the jar. Cut your burlap to just slightly larger than the inside of the lid, set in place over the top of the jar, and screw metal band back in place.
STEP 4: Tie some Twine around the lid and attach the Free Printable Tag (Download it HERE)
That’s it! A thoughtful, homemade gift to let someone know how much you appreciate them. It would be great for teachers, coaches, grandparents, or anyone else who has helped you out or offered support over the past year. Brighten someone’s day with an unexpected token of appreciation!
All they need to do is set it out and enjoy! The burlap on the lid will allow the scents to fill the room!
The scent isn’t overpowering, but it does fill the room with everything good about fall. Well … the scents at least!
Enjoy these last days of fall before the snow starts to fall (which may be soon up here in Minnesota)!
Get more great ideas like this one on our Fall Fun pin board!
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