Mini Potpourri Wreaths
For one 2-1/2” to 3” wreath, you’ll need:
1 to 1-1/4 cups potpourri (the prettier the potpourri, the prettier the wreath!)
(I found that the rose petals and the lavender flowers were about 1 cup to fill the mold.)
1 tablespoon white glue (such as Elmer’s)
1 tablespoon water
1 2-1/2” to 3” ring mold
Measuring spoons and cups
Plastic spoon for mixing
A knife for removing wreath from mold
2 or 3 cup empty cottage cheese container for mixing
Doughnut cutter with handle removed or a mini bundt pan or a doughnut pan or individual jello molds
Nonstick vegetable spray or margarine for greasing mold
Ribbon or other dried flowers for decoration
1. Grease the mold with margarine (Marge calls it oleo.) or cooking spray (Very important. Don't skip this step.).
2. Use a cottage cheese container (or some other disposable container) and mix the water and white glue together to make a thin paste.
3. Add the potpourri and stir well to coat the leaves and petals with the thin glue mixture.
4. Pack mixture into the prepared mold and tamp it down with your fingertips (This is where the gloves may be necessary.) Don’t worry about seeing the glue because it will dry clear.
5. Drizzle the glue left in the container over the potpourri mixture in the mold.
6. Let mold set for about 6 hours or overnight. (I left mine dry overnight.) Run a table knife around the outside of the mold and gently ease wreath from mold.
7. Let dry for several days, turning occasionally to dry evenly on both sides. Decorate with additional dried flowers or herbs and ribbons.
8. Because the glue mixture coats the potpourri, the wreath may lose its fragrance. After the wreath is thoroughly dry, add a drop or 2 of essential oil (your choice) to each wreath.
9. To store, wrap each wreath in plastic wrap or in a small plastic bag and keep out of direct light until ready to use at holiday time.
When you get ready to put them away for the season, rewrap them in plastic or place them in a resealable bag and put them in a covered box away from heat and light.
The cold has reached us and it is starting to feel wintery! Hope you are having a great day decorating with your family. I'm going to get back to my work table and work on those spice wreaths. Talk to you later.