I really like to give out gifts at the holidays to just about everyone I know. My family and friends, co-workers, and all of those people who have helped us throughout the year. You know, the mailman, babysitters, teachers, hair stylists etc. Our list typically ends up being a minimum of 50 gifts, and though we often buy other gifts, or give cash tips, I just think it is nice to also give a small handmade gift as a “thank you” during this special time of year. So what can you make in a reasonable amount of time that won’t break the bank? Well, I haven’t decided on this year’s gift, but a few years ago I made simmering potpourri.
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I’ve posted about this gift as one of three quick and easy homemade gifts, but haven’t written a specific post about it. So today I thought I’d give you a few more details about this easy, affordable homemade gift for the holidays. Of course this would also be a nice hostess gift any time of year.
Many of these items can be found locally, however, I have included online links for your convenience.
To dry your own orange slices, refer to the post: Dried Orange Garland.
My gifts were place in a bag as shown above with a tag that reads:
“Place some or all of the ingredients in a pot of water and heat on low, adding more water as needed.”
You can find a sheet of tags ready to print here.
Maybe you don’t have as many to make. In this case you could give a larger amount of the ingredients, and place them in mason jars, or these pretty Weck Canning Jars, which are fun and unique gifts themselves.
This simmering potpourri project can be put together in no time. It’s a pretty gift that you can give to all of the special people on your list without breaking the budget. Keep tuned for my Christmas handmade gift for this year.
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