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Cherry Spice Potpourri: Make Your Home Smell Like Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan is where so many of us go to escape. A place made of cabins, pine trees, and fresh water lakes. A special place that brings peace of mind and the air allows you to unwind. No matter where you live, we made it our goal to bring the scent of Northern Michigan into your home. Grab a bottle of our Cherry Spiced Wine and make this homemade potpourri.

Cherry Spiced Wine sitting next to a pot on stovetop

This is a simple homemade potpourri recipe that looks beautiful simmering on your stovetop and brings color to the kitchen, all while bringing cozy aromas into your house.

Please note that potpourri is not for drinking purposes.

What is potpourri?

Our Cherry Spice potpourri is a mixture of Cherry Spiced Wine and pieces of nature that is kept in an open pot on simmer throughout the day.

What do I need to make this recipe?

Swap out the store bought potpourris and opt in for this recipe using simple ingredients instead. You will need the following:

  • Cherry Spiced Wine
  • Pine Cones
  • Cedar Sprig
  • Orange Slices (optional)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (optional)

Our Cherry Spice potpourri is also perfect for gifting. Simply, purchase a bottle of Cherry Spiced Wine and go outside and gather your favorite scents of nature. Grab a cute bag to place your nature gatherings in and seal it with a ribbon and gift tag. We can’t thing of anything better than gifting the smell of Northern Michigan this holiday season.

How to make Cherry Spice potpourri?

This recipe is so simple and will take you less than five minutes to put together. And the best part? It will leave your house with the beautiful scents of cherry spice and nature.

Simply mix all of your ingredients together in a large pot. Simmer over a low heat on the stovetop, or on the high setting in the slow cooker, and get ready for some amazing smells to be wafting through your house. There is nothing like a good smelling home and that’s why we wanted to work a potpourri into our recipe roundup.

Once used, the potpourri can then be stored in the fridge for about five to seven days and reheated, again and again, to fill your house with that beautiful Northern Michigan smell.

The intensity of the cherry spice may weaken over the course of the week, but you can always gather some fresher pine cones or cedar springs to awaken the Northern Michigan back into your home.

Cherry Spice potpourri on stovetop

How To Prepare Cherry Spice Potpourri For Gifting

If you plan on gifting our Cherry Spice potpourri, then you will need the following:

  • Cherry Republic Cherry Spiced Wine
  • Pine Cones
  • Fresh Sprigs of Cedar
  • Little Gift Bag
  • Gift Tag

On the gift tag, make sure to write the instructions onto the gift tag, so that the recipient knows how to make their home smell like Northern Michigan.

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Cherry Spice Potpourri

Northern Michigan is where so many of us go to escape. A place made of cabins, pine trees, and fresh water lakes. A special place that brings peace of mind and the air allows you to unwind. No matter where you live, we made it our goal to bring the scent of Northern Michigan into your home. Grab a bottle of our Cherry Spiced Wine and make this homemade potpourri.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 Pot

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Stove Top and Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Bottle Cherry Spice Wine
  • 5-6 Pine Cones
  • 5-6 Sprigs of Cedar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks (optional)
  • 3-4 Orange Slices (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add all of your ingredients into a slow cooker or stovetop pan
  • Cook for as long as required on high in the slow cooker or low on the stovetop
  • Once activated, the mix can be stored in the fridge in a mason jar for up to 5-7 days and can be reheated again and again.
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