Christmas Craft Project - Christmas Potpourri
Ingredients: To 1 quart of fir needles, ADD: 1 cup dried mixed citrus peels; grapefruit, lemon, orange, lime, coarsely broken (whirl in blender); 1 cup whole rosemary; 1/2 cup dried whole basil; 2 to 4 whole bay leaves, coarsely crumbled; 2 cups coarse (not iodized) salt.
Mix all ingredients together and use to stuff fabric tree ornaments. Warmth brings out the fragrance. If fir needles are not available, the potpourri will be deliciously fragrant in any case!
To prepare citrus peels, remove membrane, cut into strips, dry in a warm place till very crisp and brittle.. Break into small pieces and store in plastic bags tightly sealed.
Coarse salt is a fixative to help hold fragrance.