How to make fresh scented Balsam pine potpourri using Balsam Christmas tree clippings, pinecones and cinnamon sticks.
Making Fresh Scented Balsam Pine Potpourri
I love the scent of Balsam Christmas trees. I cut a bunch of pine clipping from the Balsam Christmas tree to make potpourri. This tutorial is perfect way to use the clippings. You can cut a few pieces of pine from your tree to add to this potpourri DIY. Beside adding pine clipping you can put cinnamon sticks, scented pinecones.
I have these amazing pinecones from my back yard. I decided to use them to add to the potpourri. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make the pinecones you find outside with essential oils to give them a great smell.
- Balsam Christmas tree clippings (doesn’t have to be Balsam)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Pine Essential oils
- Large seeds or pods
How To Make Balsam Pine Potpourri
Step 1: Cut Pine Branches
Cut off the pine tree branches with pruning scissors and you will start smelling the sweet scent of the pine. You can even go as far as cutting up the branches to get even more of a smell. Start adding the pine to a large basket.
Step 2: Add pinecones
You can find large pinecones outside or you can buy them at the craft store. and add those to the basket.
Step 3: Large Seeds Pods
You can find seed pods in a large bag normally at your craft store.
Step 4: Add the essential oils, lavender and cinnamon sticks
Scatter some cinnamon sticks, lavender, Pine essential oil over everything. Mix it with an old wooden spoon. Start smelling the sweet aroma of pine, lavender and cinnamon.
Your potpourri basket can be placed anywhere in your home. Store leftover potpourri in plastic bags to preserve the recipe. After a few months, you can take a bag of the potpourri and refill smaller baskets. You can also make little square sacks with fabric and add some potpourri in them and use as sachets.