Nice DIY ideas: make a winter-scented potpourri

Many people have more free time during the colder months and stay home more often. Now the anticipation of Christmas is so great that everyone is trying to give their own home more charm and warmth. This is exactly what our article is about today. We want to show you great DIY ideas for your own natural potpourri that you can easily reproduce at home. Let your creativity run wild and get started! You could always use something like this as a source of aroma or a small gift!

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Enjoy the typical winter scents at home – apples, orange and cinnamon!


During this time of year, it is easy to find beautiful pinecones of various shapes. Pair these with an apple, orange, star anise, and cinnamon to give your home the flavor of a cake baked in the oven on a chilly evening.

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How does the winter smell? After apples, oranges, cinnamon and pine cones!

Required materials:
1 apple
1 orange
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
About 20 cones
1 cup star anise pods
½ cup cinnamon sticks chopped

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Cut the apple and orange into slices!

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Let the fruit slices dry for a day

2. The next day, place the slices on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake at 110 degrees Celsius for three to four hours.

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Then bake the fruit slices in the oven!

3. Switch off the oven and let the fruit slices cool down.

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This is what the orange slices should look like after baking.

When they have dried, they look exactly as shown in the picture.

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Then arrange all the products you need on a plate!

4. Then mix the fruit slices with the pine cones, star anise and cinnamon on a large plate.

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Enjoy this fragrance!

The result looks breathtaking and the scent makes every corner of the house cozy. Mix the potpourri from time to time to better develop its aroma.

Tip: You can put your potpourri in a glass and dress it up with a jute ribbon as a special gift.

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