DIY Potpourri with Dried Rose Petals

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This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

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This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

 

There is nothing better than the smell of a fresh garden rose.   I don’t know why, but it seems like the roses I grow in my own backyard smell the best to me.  Don’t get me wrong – all roses smell great!  I love when spring rolls around and my Joseph’s Coat rose starts blooming.

This rose bush has several different shades or roses (hence the name – Joseph’s Coat of many colors).

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

Some of the roses are bright pink, others are light peach, and some are even bright orange and red!  It’s really beautiful to see.  I always have people asking what rose that is.  It’s a shame when they start to droop and the petals start falling.  It seems so wasteful.

That’s why I love this recipe.  Now you can save those delicate, delicious smelling rose petals by adding them to some diy potpourri.

According to Google, the definition of potpourri is :

a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl or small sack to perfume clothing or a room.

So there is really nothing to it!  The sky is the limit as far as add ins and scents.  I’ll tell you how I made mine!

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

Materials/Ingredients :

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 small orange
  • fresh rose petals
  • essential oils of your choice.  I used lemon and bergamot.
  • baking sheet and parchment paper
  • jar or bowl to hold your potpourri
  • *optional :  clear cellophane bag, ribbon, gift tags etc – if gifting!

How to DIY Potpourri

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

 

  1.  Collect your ingredients.  I gathered up some rose petals, thinly sliced a lemon, and tore up pieces of orange peel.
  2. Option :  You can use cookie cutters to make shapes out of the peels.  I made some star shapes!  It will shrink up as it dries so keep that in mind.
  3. Lay everything out in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours.
  5. Everything should come out dry.  If your fruit slices still feel moist, then you can put them back in for a little longer.
  6. After they are done baking, simple transfer them to a pretty bowl or mason jar and add in your scents.  Allow them to dry again for 24 hours.
  7. Mix it up.  Smell.  Mmmmmm.  So good!
  8. If you feel you need more scent or need a refresher, you can simply add more or spritz with an essential oil spray (just essential oils mixed with a little water).

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

I really can’t believe how easy this was to put together.  Now I’m brainstorming all the different scents and add ins I can use.  (HINT:  Look at popular stores for inspiration!)  

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

Here are some more ideas for fillers :

  • apple peels and slices
  • star anise
  • cloves
  • cinnamon sticks
  • citrus peels and slices
  • herbs like rosemary and bay leaves
  • pine cones
  • lavender buds
  • All kinds of beautiful flowers!

 

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

I used lemon and bergamot because I just love the smell.  They both have that fresh, citrusy smell.  I don’t find bergamot to be too overpowering either.  Just a nice scent.

If you want to gift this, just place in a mason jar and tie a gift tag to it.  Or put it in a clear cellophane bag with a ribbon!  Then you can really let those ingredients shine.

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  

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Have a great day!

xo Karen

This DIY Potpourri with dried rose petals is so simple to make and smells so good.  You will want these all over your house!  This is a pretty hands off diy and can be customized to your liking or made for the particular season (christmas potpourri anyone?)  Plus, a lot of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or your own backyard.  #diy #diyproject #giftidea #homemade