Sunday, 26 October 2014

DIY: Easy, Autumn Potpourri Jar

Sometimes a pop of new interior is all that's required when you're in need of a change or in this case, a new season dawns. Crafty projects are my guilty pleasure and I love how the little things we take for granted can be transformed into something amazing - not to mention the finishing sense of achievement. It's exactly that, which leads me onto my latest love..

The majority of this 'Potpourri Autumnal Jar' is a compilation of things I simply found outside. The key here is to think of appropriate colours - deep greens, rusty browns, wine reds etc. I collected a few twigs and fallen leaves from the garden along with some red potpourri and faux flower buds I had laying about. For the apple, I thinly sliced it and to mix up the textures, I threw in a few wedges too. Place on a baking tray with a sprinkle of cinnamon and pop in the oven at 140 degrees for approximately 20 minutes to dry out the fruit. The spicy scent of the Cinnamon with the sweetness of Apple leaves the most amazing lingering scent within your room and visually adds a rustic touch. Oranges also look stunning in these and all you need to do is follow the same routine. 

Basically there are no real instructions needed here, just ensure all components are clean and go to town with filling up your mason jar or vase with any Autumnal pieces you fancy. Once everything is complete, all that's left to do is admire the display piece and amazing scent to your hearts content. Happy days!

-Rupinder xo

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