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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  • 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.


  • Very pretty and fragrant!


  • Sounds easier to do than I had thought. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the tip for Christmas gifts, too.


  • wow thanks this sounds so easy


  • I love potpourri – this is great


  • This looks very pretty – I bet it smells good too.


  • The colours of rose petals are great for doing temporary collages too :)


  • I love pot-pourri and have several parcels of petals through out my cupboards and drawers


  • I have plenty of roses in the garden and do this all the time. smells really lovely in the house.


  • I have plenty of roses in the garden and do this all the time.


  • Potpourri always looks so lovely and the fragrance is heavenly.


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