Potpourri Holders

Potpourri holders can be almost any shape, but are more commonly a shallow bowl. They have tops which allow the fragrance but not the bits to escape. So, this can be either a 1 or 2 piece project.

You could turn just the bottom vessel and then use a manufactured lid or you can make both pieces. I've seen lids turned then pierced and turned with a lattice effect. Both are very stunning and popular!


Potpourri BowlPotpourri Bowl
By: Alan Holtham
In this tutorial, hosted on the Record Power web site, Alan shows us how he turns a bowl shape and then turns a recess in the top to hold the potpourri lid. He shows a second small turning too.


Turn a Potpourri BoxTurn a Potpourri Box
By: Mike Grady
In this project, Mike Grady demonstrates how to turn a potpourri box. He also explains how he uses milk paint to embellish his boxes. We thank Robin McIntyre for documenting the process.


Turning a Potpourri Jar LidTurning a Potpourri Jar Lid
By: Joel Crabbe
In this tutorial, Joel shows us how to use a store bought jar and convert it into a new Potpourri jar. This is a good beginners project and one which can be used for potpourri or even a candy jar.


Turning a square potpourri containerTurning a square potpourri container
By: Bob Hamilton
In Bob's new photo tutorial, he uses many of the same clever techniques that he used in his round potpourri container. But this time, he leaves the corners to make a square container.

The results of this project are stunning and will have many people thinking, "How did he do that?"...


Turning a round potpourri containerTurning a round potpourri container
By: Bob Hamilton
In this wonderful photo tutorial, Bob shows how he makes a laminated potpourri container. It is designed to use a metal lid and many of the wood turning catalogs now sell various types.

In this project, Bob uses close-up photography to ensure that you understand each step along the way. So, this project is suitable for beginners too!


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