Holiday Stovetop Simmer
Type: DIY Potpourri
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh pine and/or fir
  • 2-3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 mandarin, whole
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • Small window tin-tie bags
  • Small rectangle text labels
  • Large oval hang tags
  • Sprigs of fir for garnishing your gift bags
  1. Ensure your stovetop simmer is as aromatic as possible by choosing fresh (or freshly picked) ingredients. Place the pine and/or fir, cinnamon sticks, citrus fruit and cranberries in each bag, and roll down the top to close the bags.
  2. Place one text label on each bag. We placed ours on the bottom-front so the instructions for use would be prominent, but you could also place them on the back of the bags.
  3. Attach your hang tags with a clothes pin, and add an embellishment, such as a sprig of fir or rosemary.
Recipe by Party Inspiration at