DIY: Flower Potpourri

Who doesn't want their house smelling like flowers all the time? Ditch the constant buying of flowers and make your own Flower Potpourri. We're sharing a super easy recipe that's DIY-friendly and you can mix and match any ingredients and scents you want! It's perfect as a holiday gift or for your own home!

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Ingredients:

  • Flowers (of your choice)

  • Sheet pan

  • Parchment paper

  • Scissors

  • Essential oils

  • Spray bottle

  • Citrus fruits

  • Fresh herbs

  • Whole spices


How To Make:


  1. Gather your flowers to use for making the potpourri. Flowers that have strong scents work best, such as roses. Flowers with individual petals or heads can be used too.

  2. Preheat your oven to 200˚F.

  3. Cover a sheet tray with parchment paper.

  4. Cut the flowers from the stems right below the heads and place them on the tray, or remove individual petals and place in a single layer on the parchment paper.

  5. To add scent, cut and add thin slices of citrus fruits, or tuck in springs of rosemary, lavender, or thyme to the mix. You can also add whole spices, such as cinnamon sticks, cloves, etc.

  6. Add 15 drips of your favorite essential oil to one tablespoon of water in a small spray bottle, and spritz the potpourri ingredients.

  7. Put potpourri into your oven for at least 2 hours, or until the flowers are crisp but not burnt.

  8. When the potpourri is ready, remove from oven and give another spritz of essential oil.

  9. Let it sit and cool for about 20 minutes.

  10. Once it's room temperature, gently mix the potpourri and place it in a bowl or small satchel.

  11. To refresh the scent, simply spritz with the oil mixture.


Making this? Share it with us on Instagram @limorloves!