Winter Stovetop Potpourri (and FREE printable gift tag)

I have been making Winter Stovetop Potpourri for years. It is an easy last minute gift that makes the recipient's home smell amazing.

Before I start making bags, I like to lay out all of my ingredients. You will need cranberries, candy ginger, mandarin oranges, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves. (No worries if you can't find candied ginger... I added a tag that doesn't list ingredients other than the citrus so you can replace the ginger with something else or omit it).

Each bag contains the following: 
1 mandarin orange
1/2 cup of cranberries 
3 pieces of candied ginger (optional)
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp of whole cloves
fresh pine branches (optional)

I add all the items to the bags in an assembly line. I put everything in small cellophane bags, tie them shut with a ribbon, and attach the instruction gift tag. I like to put everything in a cellophane bag so the recipient can see the festive colors of the ingredients. Another option is to put the ingredients in a small mason jar.

To use the Winter Stovetop Potpourri, quarter or slice the mandarin and put it in a pot. Add the remainder of the ingredients and cover with water. Turn the water on simmer. When the water gets low, more water can continue to be added. 

I included a link to a free printable Google Doc of the gift tags. The instruction gift tag can be printed in full color or black and white for more rustic feel. I included four versions, two versions each of "Winter Stovetop Potpourri" and "Christmas Stovetop Potpourri" to give options. Just choose a page and print it on card stock.

Click on the image to be directed to the Google Doc 

If you make Winter Stovetop Potpourri, please share it with me or tag me on Instagram @sch_counselor!

What seasonal gifts do you make each year? What traditions are you looking forward to on winter break?

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