Looking for your next DIY home project? Try your hand at making potpourri from scratch. These simple DIY potpourri for beginners’ instructions will put you on the right path to creating beautiful, long-lasting scents for your home anytime the mood strikes.
So many people can’t resist the chance to add the aroma of beautiful scents to their homes. Making your own potpourri is easier than you think. All you need is a few key ingredients, most of which can be found in your kitchen.
Must-Haves For DIY Potpourri Beginners
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There’s no better way to welcome new seasons than by introducing new scent blends in your home. Whether you’re a newbie or have some experience with making your own DIY potpourri, you are guaranteed to enjoy the results.
First, you need to determine if you want to create a dry or wet potpourri. No matter what you choose, you are going to start off with the below items to start your DIY potpourri journey.
- Essential oils (lemon or any citrus oil works)
- Dried flowers
- Jars with a tight seal
- A root powder or some grassroots
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In a bowl, you want to start off with your root powder or your grassroots. This is known as the fixative, essentially a preserving agent that will allow your scents to last. Craft stores like Michael’s carry vetiver grass roots which tend to be easier for newbies who aren’t ready to use orris root powder yet.
After your preservative is selected, you will add essential oils. If you aren’t a big fan of citrus scents, you can also use lavender or rose oils. Add between three and seven drops to your grass. If you want, you can also add some spices. Ginger, sage, cinnamon, and rosemary are popular herbs and spices that a lot of DIYers use to achieve their desired scent.
Next, you add put your jar of smell goods in a dark, dry area and let it cure for several weeks. You should wait at least three weeks, but it’s best around the seventh week to open and display in the home.
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