As y’all noticed, I’ve been posting a blog post every now and then, thanks to my ever-so-understanding company and my forgiving schedule. If you’re my follower on IG and Facebook, you know that on Flowers for Kimberly’s Anniversary relaunch (And my birthday!) I received such wonderful roses from the sweetest man alive. I’m not the type to throw away things especially if they’re valuable to me. So I decided to make a DIY potpourri out of it.
Weeks went by and we were faced with a greater dilemma aside from keeping the wilting flowers. Our home need some deodorizing, so I’ve decided one night to make a potpourri out of the flowers. It’s a win-win situation after all, right? My man was nonchalant about it. “As long as you’re happy” he said.
And so, the waiting game began.
I waited for the flowers to wilt according to my liking. And when it does, the DIY potpourri began. If you ever want to make some for your home, here’s what you need:
- Wilted Flowers
- Orange Peel (Optional)
- Star Anise or Acorns (Optional)
- Essential Oil (I used rose)
- linen fabric or some sturdy paper
- A cute jar
- rubber bands
I know that this is a lot of ingredients to handle, but you can definitely find most of the items in the list in your own pantry. The optional items are great, I just didn’t used them because I only have a limited jar space. But nevertheless, it would still sum up to a great potpourri and a good smelling home.
DIY Potpourri Procedure
You can just put on some drops of essential oil to your lid to enjoy the smell once again if the smell wears off after 3 weeks. I love the It’s Som essential oils available in Landmark. I think they’re not water-based. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Also, It’s still better to dry your flowers and plants under direct sunlight, and not just inside your home. This is one of my mistakes and the flowers lose all their colors. 🙁
Anyway, Happy crafting readers!
Let’s make a toast for a better-smelling home.