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DIY Simmer Pot Gift

DIY Simmer pot gift

There’s something so cozy about a beautiful simmer pot on the stove and the fragrant aromas. Especially in winter time. This DIY simmer pot is a great gift idea for the holidays and super easy to assemble!

And  for more Christmas ideas, scroll to the bottom to check out a 14 Days of Christmas blog hop!

What is a stovetop simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with those warm spices but they can be enjoyed all year long. (This cozy coffee simmer pot is my other favorite combo).

DIY simmer pot gift

In the past I’ve done simmer pots in any old ordinary pot but recently I got this glass pot on Amazon. It’s soooo pretty and I thought it would make a great hostess gift.

What you need to make this DIY Simmer Pot:

  • Simmer Pot (linking it here)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • Dried cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

How to make a DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Fill your pot with the oranges, cranberries and sprinkle in some cloves. With a ribbon or some twine, tie together the cinnamon sticks and rosemary and place in the pot. You don’t have to use this pot you can absolutely put together the ingredients and gather in a mason jar as well. Wrap and tie with a ribbon. If you want, you can also add a little tag with the instructions for simmering (listing the instructions below).

DIY simmer pot gift


Fill a pot with about 3-4 cups of water. Add all ingredients to the pot and allow to simmer. Keep an eye on the water and add more as needed. You can reuse for a few days, just add more water. Enjoy!

DIY simmer pot


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I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

For more holiday DIYs or gift ideas check out

The best hostess gift you will ever give!

My homemade Irish Cream – my family and friends look forward to this every year!

These personalized DIY tea bags

Dried orange slice ornaments


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    November 15, 2022 at 9:49 am

    A very cute idea Nicolle!

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      November 15, 2022 at 9:52 am

      Thank you Jenna!

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    Dee | Grammy's Grid
    November 15, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    That aroma would be awesome!

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    Decorative Inspirations
    November 15, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    This is such an awesome Christmas gift to give! I love homemade gifts, they really are the best. Stop by the Home Imagined link party (open till Thursday 5pm)!- Meagan

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    November 15, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Such a great idea. I love this.

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    November 16, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    What a creative idea! I can just imagine the heavenly scent! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

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    Donna Allen
    November 16, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I would have used a regular pot, but I love the idea of using a clear pot that you can see through! You are right, this would make a fabulous gift! Great idea!

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    Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations
    November 17, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    I love these simmer pots and I have one that I make every year as well. This will be a great addition to my collection.

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    Crystal Ratzlaff
    November 17, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Such a wonderful gift idea! I have never seen this before and absolutely love it! So happy to hop along with you!

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    November 18, 2022 at 1:32 am

    I have never done this, but always wanted to! I didn’t know these clear pots existed- thanks for sharing!

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    Sue at Blu
    November 18, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Holy cow Nicolle! How easy is this!!! I’m grabbing the oranges today!pinned

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    Betsy at Happily Ever After, Etc.
    November 18, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of this and I love it! This would be so cute for parties or even just putting on while you’re decorating. I’m definitely going to give this a try! (Also how pretty is that glass simmer pot? I would be adding vinyl to that asap!)

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    November 19, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for friends, co-workers, and neighbors. A simmer pot makes your home smell amazing during the holidays when friends and family members gather. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 42.

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    November 19, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    I love learning new things! How perfect to arrive at someone’s door with this gift in hand. Pinned!

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    Wendy McMonigle
    November 23, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Love to simmer all these goodies on my stovetop, love this cute little pot.

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    Clearissa Coward
    November 25, 2022 at 11:20 am

    This is a cute and very useful gift. I would love to receive this and more importantly, I would love to give this. Thanks for sharing at #omhgww. See you next week. Pinned and tweeted if buttons are available.

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    November 27, 2022 at 10:02 am

    The presentation of your simmering pot ingredients is beautiful. What a great gift idea!

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    November 30, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    This looks amazing! What a great gift idea. I’m happy to say I’ll be featuring this post at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow!

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      November 30, 2022 at 6:38 pm

      oh my goodness thank you so much Pam! I appreciate it!

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    December 1, 2022 at 7:48 am

    What a great hostess gift! I love this!

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    Paula Short
    December 1, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Nicolle, I never heard of a simmer pot before. This sounds wonderful. I’m so happy you shared how to make one.
    Thank you bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month my friend.

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    December 2, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    How far in advance did you make these? I’m curious w the cranberries how long it would stay fresh before use?

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      December 3, 2023 at 7:12 am

      Hi Shannon!! I have made a few days in advance but they will last up to about a week! Enjoy!

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    December 22, 2023 at 3:15 am

    How far in advance can you make before use? Once you put them in the pot and start using them, how long do they stay fragrant for?

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      December 23, 2023 at 5:39 am

      Hi Crystal! You can make a few days in advance. And then once I start using them. I leave it out on the stove for 2-3 days and just keep adding fresh water.

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