Any easy project for children to do. They can pick any roses you have that are nearly finished flowering and collect the petals. Different coloured roses are good.Any scented floral oil can be used.


  • 10+ Petals of Fresh Roses
  • 1 Small bottle of scented oil. Rose, Jasmine etc
  • 1 flat tray
  • 1 Small bowl.


  1. Place rose petals spread out on the flat tray until dry. Could take up to three or four days.
  2. Place dry petals into bowl.
  3. Sprinkle scented oil on them, Only a few drops. Place bowl in room where you would like the scent from the Potpourri.


Putting Potpourri in glass jars with a tight lid would make great Christmas gifts for teachers also.

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  • Oh my goodness, I haven’t seen pot pourri in ages! Loving this so much. Thank you for sharing.
    Spring is here so this is such a perfect craft.


  • what a great idea, I have roses out the front, so might give it a try.


  • We have many rose bushes out in our garden – thank you for such a great idea for an activity to do with my young daughter! We will be collecting the petals now – including the many that drop and just usually get raked up.


  • I have a lovely pottery potpourri diffuser that could do with this home made version. Is there other petals l can use?

    • I have only ever used Rose petals as they are strong scented. I suppose you could look around and see what flowers have really good petals.


  • I love pot pourri. I’ve been told it’s no longer fashionable, but i refuse to believe that. Will be giving this a go!


  • This takes me back to my childhood when I used to make my own ‘perfume’.


  • Great idea. Homemade gifts are so amazingly sweet.


  • What a great idea.Homemade gifts are the best and this would smell lovely.Thanks for sharing.


  • I used to always try to make pot puri when i was a kid, now i have an actually recipe i might succeed. thanks heaps


  • Such an easy, natural way to freshen up your home


  • A beautiful idea for the young ones!


  • Even popping them into little bags to keep in drawers would make great little gifts


  • What a lovely gift to make.


  • Great gifts for kids, school teachers, grandparents and aunties as a present made with love from my daughters. I think these would be very well received and it’s something different.


  • A nice idea and would make lovely gifts.


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