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Christmans Potpourri in a Jar

You'll love the ease of making this Christmas Potpourri in a Jar!

  • Jars
  • 1-3 clementines or small oranges depending on the size of the opening of your jars
  • About ¼ cup of fresh or dried cranberries
  • Clusters of crab apples (these stay on trees nicely until early winter in many regions, if not available, you can look for baby apples at the store or go with dried apple slices)
  • Dried rosemary or dried rosemary sprigs
  • Small pieces from fir trees
  • Cinnamon sticks
  1. If you choose to cut the citrus fruits open, you’ll want to wait until the day you’ll be giving them out to ensure they are fresh and then encourage the recipients to add water and shimmer the ingredients within 24 to 48 hours.

  2. Try to avoid gifting the jars with water already in them as the appearance of the ingredients may start to change before you have a chance to hand them out.

  3. Rinse and dry the fir swags and crab apples before placing in the jars to make sure there aren’t any little crawling friends going into the gift jars.

  4. With the tips above in mind, assemble the goodies and start to fill the jars. Depending on the size of the opening, you may want to set the heavy fruits on the bottom or slide in the longer ingredients first.

  5. Add the lids and maybe some festive ribbon to help hold everything in and
    add a little sparkle!

  6. To use: Add 6 cups of water, bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for about 2 hours, keeping a close eye on the water level to ensure the pot does not dry out.