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Angi How To Make Potpourri from Dried Flowers

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Time: 15 Minutes

Why waste money on store-bought potpourri that's not perfect for you? With the right blend of flowers, herbs and oils you can make your own! It's cheaper, more personal and can double as d–cor anywhere you want to add a little fragrance.

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Tools & Materials Needed 
dried flowers
decorative bowl
essential oils
spices or herbs of your choice (like cloves or lavender)
decorative rocks (optional)
trinkets (optional)
1 Make sure your flowers are completely dry!

There are a few ways to do this, but the easiest way is to just tie a string around a bouquet and hang them upside down for a few weeks.

2 Gather your ingredients!

The best part about making your own potpourri is that you get to choose exactly what your aroma will be! Choose your favorite essential oils and additional filler. (Some popular fillers are lavender, pinecones and cedar.) For herbs and spices, try mint, thyme, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves or vanilla beans! Apple peels or lemon peels work great, too.

3 Place your flowers in a mason jar or other airtight, sealable container.

Add a few drops of essential oil to the jar as well as any other spices you want to include. Tightly seal the jar, and let this mixture sit for about two weeks. The longer the container is sealed, the stronger the scent of your potpourri!

4 Open the container and add your dried, scented flowers and spices to a decorative bowl or centerpiece.

Arrange along with the rocks or other trinkets you've chosen. That's it! Enjoy your homemade potpourri.