Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag

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This wonderful potpourri recipe is like bottling up the magical scent of the holiday season! I hope you love this Christmas stovetop potpourri recipe and free printable gift tag!

Not only does this stovetop potpourri create a magical aroma that turns your home into a magical winter wonderland of scents, it is also great to give as a gift. There is a darling FREE printable below that you can tie to your finished bags and turn them into party favors or holiday presents.

Why is this Christmas Potpourri Recipe Simply Fabulous?

It Smells Like Christmastime! With the combination of dehydrated fruits (oranges and cranberries) and spices (rosemary, cinnamon and cloves) the whole home fills with the magical smells of Christmas.

It Makes a Great Gift! When the fruits are dehydrated, they last a little longer then fresh sliced. Packaged up in a bag with the darling gift tag, the recipe creates a way to spread holiday cheer to friends and family.

It Can Be Mixed Up! Add other fruits like apples or grapefruit! Different spices can be used too. Play around to find the combination that you love the most.

Ingredients Needed

This is the list of ingredients to make 5 batches of potpourri (one to keep and four to give as gifts)! Double or triple to make more if you have lots of friends or want extras for yourself.


  • 4 Large Oranges
  • 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 15 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Whole Cloves
  • 5 Fresh Sprigs of Rosemary


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Clear Bags
  • Ribbon to Tie Bags Closed

How to Dehydrate Fruit

The first part of this project is to deydrate the fruit. Slice the oranges into 5 slices each, cutting off the ends. Line them up on a baking sheet (on top of parchment paper) CLOSE but not touching.

Bake for 6-10 hours in the oven at 200 degrees until the oranges are slightly browned around the edges and hard to the touch. The thicker slices will take longer than thinner sliced oranges.

Pour the cranberries into a baking dish over a sheet of parchment paper.

The cranberries will take less time, approximately 4 hours. Stick them in the same oven with the oranges after the oranges have been in for a couple of hours.

DIY Christmas Potpourri Directions

This is the easy and fun part, packaging the potpourri. Note that once packaged, the shelf life is SHORT. Even though the fruit has been homemade dehydrated, it should be used within ten days to two weeks.

One option is to throw it all in a bag together. I prefer bagging the oranges separately then putting that bag in with the other ingredients. For each “serving” add 4 orange slices, 1/2 C cranberries, 3 Cinnamon sticks, a sprig of rosemary (or two) and a pinch of whole cloves.

Tie the bags closed with a piece of twine.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag

Print the free downloadable page of tags and cut them apart.

Use a hole punch to create a way to tie them to the bags.

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Christmas stovetop potpourri recipe and free printable gift tag to make for the home or to give as holiday gifts

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Yield: 5-6 Servings

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag

This yummy combinations of fruits and spices makes the most amazing smelling stovetop potpourri for your home or to give as gifts.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 40 minutes


  • 4-5 Oranges
  • 3 Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 15-18 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Whole Cloves
  • 5-6 Sprigs Rosemary


  1. Dehydrate Oranges (Sliced) and Cranberries in the Oven at 200 degrees for 4-10 hours.
  2. For each serving, combine 4-5 orange slices, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 C cranberries, sprig of rosemary and pinch of fresh cloves.
  3. Simmer in 6 cups of water over low heat in a saucepan.


If giving as gifts, put each serving in a separate bag and tie on the free printable tag.

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4 thoughts on “Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe and Free Printable Gift Tag”

  1. What a fun and kind gift – I β™₯ anything hand and home made as it shows more character and thought went into the preparation and gifting.
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