I love making potpourri with different scented herbs. Here is DIY lavender potpourri with rose petals for that extra sweet smell.
DIY Lavender Potpourri with Rose Petals
Have you ever taken roses and dried them out to use for potpourri. I love drying my roses and making potpourri. The dried roses are perfect blend to add to lavender potpourri. Roses have a sweet smell and lavender is very soothing. I use it when I am feeling down or tired. It gives me that pick me up I need on a daily basis. So I developed my own potpourri recipe that I can place in little sachet bags or you can put them in little plates or dishes.
What is Potpourri
Potpourri is a mixture of dried herbs and flowers. There are many kinds of potpourri. You have smell of spices such as cinnamon, pine and other herbs all added together, which I have here in this HOW TO MAKE FRESH SCENTED PINE NEEDLE POTPOURRI. You can even brew potpourri over the stove slowly to create a fragrance throughout the home. I prefer the dried potpourri in sachets or little dishes.
Supplies For DIY Lavender Potpourri with Rose Petals
Dried roses (buy yourself a dozen of roses and save them once they are done.)
Potpourri sachets or small dishes ( I used oyster dish or any small saucer that has a pretty design on it.
How To Make DIY Lavender Potpourri
I gathered 1 cup of the dried rose petals and added 1/2 cup of dried lavender. I combined the two and placed for a few days with a paper towel over them. The little bags have little hearts on them so they are perfect for a sweet gift idea.
After they are dried I combine dried flower petals in a bowl and mix well. Fill the bag with the mixture. Gather the open end of th sachet leaving a heading on the bag about 1/2 of an inch. Tie the ribbon of the bag tightly.
I added one of the rose sachets in my purse and the sweet smell made me smile. I placed one on top of each of the pillows on the bed. They also make great drawer sachets. These make pretty gifts at an inexpensive cost. I am super excited to give a few as gifts to my friends.