How to Make Cranberry Orange Christmas Potpourri

One thing I love about the holiday season is the smells. I love the smell of a real Christmas tree in our living room, a fire in the fireplace, and pies in the oven!

So, when I was thinking of Christmas gifts to give to my friends and neighbors, I immediately thought of the homemade stove top potpourri my mom has made in the past.

It was so simple, yet thoughtful and elegant.

The perfect gift!

There are several different recipes for Christmas Stove Top Potpourri.

I am not one to measure ingredients, especially in something I am not going to eat.

So, I have created a recipe that will give you some ideas of ingredients to put in your potpourri. Be creative! Add what you like or leave out ingredients you don’t! Here is what I used!


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Cranberry Orange Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

Bring the smell of Christmas to your house with this AMAZING homemade Christmas potpourri!


  • 3 handfulls Cranberries uncooked
  • 1 Orange whole
  • 1 pinch Cloves
  • 3-5 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 2 pinches Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 pinches Ground Cinnamon this is optional


Be creative and make this recipe your own! Measurements are generalized as you can add more or less of what you like!

I will say, this potpourri is best when made very close to the holiday. Since it does contain fruit, it will mold if kept in the bag for too long!

Follow directions on the tag and enjoy the smell of Christmas! This potpourri will have your whole house smelling like Christmas all day! I love it!!

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Merry Christmas!

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I’ve been seeing this pop up on my pinterest feed lately. This is such a great idea.Reply to Tosin
What an awesome gift idea! I included simmering potpourri in a post I did on ways to upcycle orange peels. Orange is an energetic, uplifting scent that’s sure to make your house smell great 🙂 Adding my link here, as the field is missing from the form. You can find me at 24 Carrot Diet: to Kyla
Great post!Reply to Brittany
I’ve recently gotten into the smell of orange with the one that came in my essential oil kit so I may get some cranberries to mix with it! Citrus is such a clean, refreshing smell. I bet it made your house smell amazing!Reply to Erin
That is a great idea!Reply to Brittany
YUMMM!! totally making this looks super easy!Reply to sadiee
You will LOVE it!Reply to Brittany
This is such a cool and creative gift; sounds easy to make too!Reply to Dara
Yes! Once you have all of the ingredients it is very easy to throw a bunch of them together!Reply to Brittany
This is fantastic! I have all the ingredients on hand and am definitely going to make this! Thanks for the great idea 🙂Reply to Bee
That’s awesome! If you don’t have gift bags you can also use a large mouthed mason jar. Enjoy!Reply to Brittany