Hard forest nuts
1 tbs of Orris root powder per 100 g of potpourri
5 drops of a your favorite forest woodland scent such as tea-tree or eucalyptus.
Start by drying out your woodland gatherings, place them on paper towel and microwave under constant supervision for a few minutes. This will dry out the seeds as well as kill off any little mites that may be hiding.
Use a non metallic bowl to mix everything together and cover with some cling wrap or a lid. Allow the mix to sit for around 1 week to allow the scent to consume the seeds, pods and leaves.
To use just pour into a decorative bowl it will last up to 6 months, but by adding more essential oil as time goes on it will last much longer.
Fresh and Minty Potpourri
Red, yellow and orange marigolds
Cinnamon powder, nutmeg or cloves
And your choice of Essential or fragrant oil
If you are using fresh herbs then pick your flowers in the morning once the dew has dried lay them on a tray covered with paper towel, and leave to dry in a warm dark place.
The paper towel draws out any moisture from the foliage.
Once you have your dried ingredients, gently toss them all together and they are ready to use.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.