Place the dried roses in a plastic bag and add a few drops of fragrance oil.
Seal the bag and shake gently to disperse the oil.
Leave sealed for a few hours for the oil to permeate.
Display in your chosen bowl.
Refresh with a drop or two more of oil as the fragrance fades.
[Avoid contact of the oil or potpourri with polished, painted or synthetic surfaces. Keep out of reach of children and pets. May mark textiles.]
Tips for making this potpourri recipe
To gauge how many dried flowers you will need, one litre will fill one small bowl. That’s very roughly 200g rose buds or 100g rose petals depending on variety.
I chose the above fragrance oil because it is sweet and floral. For a fruitier fragrance, try Claremont & May’s Pomegranate fragrance oil (no they’re not sponsoring my blog but I do think they produce some great fragrance blends!)
Of course you can make a more natural potpourri using essential oils and orris root powder in the traditional way – find out more about potpourri making here.