Bring back a little of the past into your craft projects. Victorian ladies made sachet pillows and bags and filled them with potpourri.
Crush anise seed and whole cloves in a mortar. Crack nutmeg with a hammer. Break or cut vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks into 1/2 to 1/4 inch pieces. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
Place in tightly covered jar 1 or 2 weeks.
Spice Potpourri can be used in many ways. Place some of the mixture in an apothecary jar decorated with a ribbon to make a lovely gift. Fill brandy snifters, fancy dishes or baskets with Spice Potpourri to add fragrance around the house.