One of the most beloved hostess gifts or neighbor gifts during the holidays is Christmas potpourri in a jar. If you are looking for a sweet and simple gift for women in your life, then these mason jar Christmas potpourri gifts are the answer!
Mason Jar Christmas Potpourri Gifts
Perhaps you have seen this idea on Pinterest before (be sure to subscribe to my Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good Pinterest board!).
Or you have been gifted a sweet present of fresh potpourri in a jar.
Either way, you probably fell in love with the idea of chemical-free fragrance using natural materials from nature.
Plus, these mason jar gifts look so expensive and thoughtful! Your holiday gift will stand out above the rest!
The truth is, making mason jar Christmas potpourri gifts is one of the easiest DIY gifts. If you can combine some fruits, plants and spices in a jar, you will look like a winner!
Mason jars are ideal for this gift. And that way she can keep the jar and repurpose it, too.
In the photos, we actually used glass jars with metal bails (those are glass jars with a metal clasp lid).
Why should you use glass? First, glass looks prettier. Especially when the light bounces off of the jar. Second, you wouldn’t want any of the fresh ingredients to react with plastic and cause staining.
Customize your mason jar Christmas potpourri however you like, too. Consider these ideas:
- Tie a colorful Christmas ribbon around the lid
- Wrap natural raffia around the container
- Add a piece of evergreen branch in the ribbon
- Customize a paper gift tag to attach to the lid (these brown mason jar shaped gift tags are adorable, along with these natural Handmade with Love gift tags)
- Write down instructions on a Christmas-themed recipe card
- Gift a potpourri jar with a small saucepan or mini crockpot for a thoughtful present. (This tiny crockpot is a really affordable price and looks so cute on the kitchen counter!)
DIY Christmas Potpourri in a Jar
It really is super easy to make these potpourri jars.
In fact, you might be able to source much of the ingredients in your backyard or looking through your pantry or refrigerator.
These potpourri jars are also a really smart way to use up some leftovers of things you might have in the kitchen.
For instance, if you bought too many apples or oranges and you don’t want them to go to waste. Or you are using up herbs or branches from the garden.
Whatever ingredients you use for the Christmas potpourri in a jar, it’s the perfect zero waste gift (and the ingredients can be composted after using!).
The ingredients for this DIY gift are merely suggestions. This Christmas potpourri recipe will smell wonderful! But if you want to modify or replace ingredients, feel free to try new ones.
Some recipe swaps could include:
- Using lime or lemon instead of oranges
- Star anise instead of cinnamon sticks
- Thyme or sage instead of rosemary
Adding water to the jar is not recommended for gifting. Unless you add water immediately before giving the gift. Otherwise, the natural ingredients inside could start to change color or wilt. Which means your gift won’t look so beautiful (even though it will still smell great).
Pair a potpourri jar with a small crock pot (the prices are great for a gift) for a thoughtful gift that lasts long after the potpourri has been used. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Pair a potpourri jar with a small crock pot (the prices are great for a gift) for a thoughtful gift that lasts long after the potpourri has been used.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
How to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas Naturally
These potpourri jars are the perfect way for friends and family to add natural Christmas fragrance to their home. But there are plenty more ways to enjoy the smells of the season without adding toxic chemicals into your indoor air.
Try this Christmas stovetop potpourri recipe. It is beautiful and especially great if you are entertaining in your kitchen for meals or parties.
For the warm and comforting smell of cinnamon, make these DIY natural cinnamon pinecones to fragrance your home.
The warm comforting smell of apple pie is always loved year round. Try this apple cinnamon potpourri to add natural fragrance that will make you feel cozy in your home.