Making Potpourri from Your Garden – Final Part of VII

Potpourri        Displaying and Enjoying Your Decorative Potpourri

           

Best shown off in open containers, dry-method potpourris may be both an aromatic and a decorative touch to your surroundings. When properly blended, these fragrant mixtures retain delicate colors and scents of the plant materials used. As such an accessory, coordinate the container with the room, furnishings, and overall scheme. Suitable containers for displaying potpourri are virtually limitless, and many are already somewhere in your home!  Some ideas: baskets, bottles, bowls, jars, pottery, shells, vases.

Inspirations for creative displays: layer potpourri in varied bands in glass jars; place potpourri in a silk flower-filled vase; incorporate miniatures to create a theme or scene in a chosen container.      

Make small sachets with the potpourri blend: as lovely enclosures in gifts and cards, these make them more special; also tuck under furniture cushions. 

Spicy Potpourri: add dried apples and/or orange slices, or decorative (non-edible) gingerbread cutouts to your potpourri blend.

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