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How to Make Homemade Potpourri from Fresh Flowers

Making potpourri from dried flowers of many different varieties is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home smell as beautiful as the flowers once were. Taking the time to make your own potpourri is one of the easiest ways to save money, and it can be one of the simplest and funnest crafts for anyone of any age to make.

Making potpourri from dried flowers of many different varieties is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home smell as beautiful as the flowers once were. Taking the time to make your own potpourri is one of the easiest ways to save money. Flowers are something that can be quite brittle, they can be dried and then mixed with many different ingredients. They are great for decorating a room when placed in open containers around your home. In order to make your own potpourri from dried flowers, you are going to need some flowers, a couple essential oils, wood shavings (if desired), and some spices. Keep reading to get easy instructions for making your own potpourri from dried flowers.

You are going to need some dried flowers, oils, spices, droppers, jars, containers, sheets or racks, and some orris root fixative. You will need to start by taking the flower petals and spreading them on wide sheet or rack that has some kind of absorbent liner. Place the flowers into a hot room that tends to be very dry. Make sure there is no direct sunlight, as well as air flow. You will need to go into the room several times a day to turn the flower petals and check to see if there happens to be any mold forming. If you do see any flower petals with mold forming on them, make sure to remove them immediately.

The drying process is one that should take several days. Once the flower petals are dry, make sure they are brittle and crisp to the touch. If they are not, they may need another day or two to do some more drying. You need to make sure there are no traces of moisture if the flowers are done and ready to be used.

In a very large mixing bowl combine all the dried flowers, with the orris root fixative. Add 1 tbsp of the orris root fixative for each 4 cups of flower petals you have. Add the wood shavings if you are going to be using them at this point. Take a dropper and begin to add the oils to potpourri.. Use the oils very sparingly adding them only to the point that you like the fragrance. Take the time to gently mix the ingredients and add more oil if needed.

In order for this kind of potpourri to be used, you are going to have to place it into a tightly sealed jar to allow it to cure for a period of 6 weeks. After the six weeks, open the containers and place the potpourri into the decorative containers you are going to be using. Make sure to line the containers with some kind of absorbent cloth. Never place the potpourri into direct sunlight or around heating and cooling vents. If you want to renew the scent, take the time to mix it every two weeks with your hands or some kind of mixing instrument.

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Comments (4)

Great way to make every home smelling good and fresh! Voted :)

I can smell them now!

this is a good instructional method on how to make potpourri from dried flowers of many different varieties is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home smell as beautiful as the flowers once were. this can also be a good source of extra come too. cheers.

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