How to Make Apple Cinnamon Potpourri

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Apples and cinnamon sticks make a winning combination.
Apples and cinnamon sticks make a winning combination. (Image: ingredients for apple pie image by Patrick Moyer from Fotolia.com)

Whether you are planning to make some jars of potpourri for gift giving or simply to fill your home with spicy goodness, the sweet smell of baked apples along with the woody scent of cinnamon will be a winning combination. Making apple cinnamon potpourri is fairly easy and quite inexpensive, yet the results can be very rewarding. The best part of all is that you will be using only natural ingredients, which very likely you already have on hand.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 red apple
  • 1/2 cup carnation petals
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1 orange
  • 3 drops of cinnamon-scented oil
  • Acorns
  • Small pine cones
  • Cookie sheet
  • Nutmeg grater
  • Glass jar
  • Ribbons for decorating

Preheat the oven at 150 degrees. Slice the apple paper thin and place on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Cook for half an hour.

Slice apple thinly and bake.
Slice apple thinly and bake. (Image: slices of apple image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.com)

Peel the orange and cut the peel into long thin slices. Grate the whole nutmeg until you get about half a tablespoon. Break the cinnamon stick into pieces.

Grate the whole nutmeg.
Grate the whole nutmeg. (Image: muscade image by Claudio Calcagno from Fotolia.com)

Mix the apple slices, orange peel, grated nutmeg and fragments of cinnamon stick along with all the remaining ingredients. Place in a glass jar.

Mix all the spices together.
Mix all the spices together. (Image: Potpourri image by Towards Ithaca from Fotolia.com)

Tighten the glass jar. Store the jar in a dark, cool place. Decorate the jar with ribbons if you are planning to give as a gift.

Decorate your jar for gift giving.
Decorate your jar for gift giving. (Image: potpourri image by Hydr_ from Fotolia.com)

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