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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Pot Pourri (Cinnamon Sticks)

Today I am sharing the love of cinnamon sticks and, by using a terracotta planter, I will show you how simple it can be to use them in a pot pourri display with a difference.

Pot pourri is something I rarely buy in ready-made bags as I prefer to purchase the individual items and create my own displays. This project takes no more than 15 minutes and is so easy.

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

If you wanted to make your own display, you will need:

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

Pot or planter
Cinnamon sticks

Make sure your container is either glass or ceramic as they are best suited for pot pourri. I chose a very heavy terracotta heart planter which is glazed inside.

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

To begin, turn your container on its side and start to fill with cinnamon sticks. I chose 4 inch sticks but you should use whichever length suits your pot.

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

Continue to layer your sticks and, as you progress, make sure your check each end and stack using cinnamon which is not damaged.

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

Whilst you are stacking, continually roll and wiggle the sticks to make them fit in snugly. The aim is to not pack them in too tightly, instead, you want to have a good fit.

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

When your container is all but filled, turn it on its back. The cinnamon sticks should be able to stand but are still rather loosely packed.

You are nearly finished so take the last few sticks and fill in to your desired look.

Lella Loves... Pot Pourri

The smell of cinnamon is lovely and your display is easily refreshed by adding a few - I mean one or two - drops of essential oil every few months.

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Please let me know if you follow this easy blog-make as I would love to read your comments.

Have a lovely day.

Lella xx

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  1. Really easy to follow 'how to' notes, for a lovely make. I love cinnamon, its such a beautiful scent.

    Congrats on another great make xxxxx

    from Sxxx

  2. Beautiful project, love the display, and love the scent of Cinnamon. I can almost smell it now. Awesome. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle


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