How to make Pomanders for Christmas

I’m back from a busy Thanksgiving week with my first Christmas project!  This year I made pomanders… they smell so wonderful with the fresh orange and clove scent!

 They look pretty dang cute too!  They are really pretty easy to make.

Materials needed:
-a bag of oranges (I picked mine from one of our orange trees, love living in California!)
-a whole bunch of cloves (buy them in bulk, it is a LOT cheaper)
-pretty ribbon
-something to poke holes in the oranges (I used the end of a corn-on-the-cob holder, but the end of a fork or a tooth pick could work too)

1. Poke holes in the oranges and then put a clove in the hole. DONE.

helpful hints: put the cloves a little bit further away from each other otherwise the orange will split. Also, check routinely for mold and make sure the oranges stay dry!

 It’s fun thinking of different patterns… you can do whatever you think of!

 Tie some ribbon around them… you could easily hang these in a tree as ornaments!

 They are drying here on a plate… but I put them in my bread bowl! They can look pretty in a bowl, in an arrangement on the table, hanging as ornaments in a tree, nestled in a garland… wherever you want to put them!

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  1. November 30, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Excelente idea…me agrada mucho el olor de la naranja…provaré que tal con los clavos de olor. Saludos desde Costa Rica

  2. December 10, 2015 / 1:47 am

    I just love these! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  3. December 15, 2016 / 2:14 am

    I saw some of these online yesterday so thank you for teaching us how to make them. If I make some this weekend, will they keep until after Christmas? I'd like to take them to my girlfriend's house. Merry Christmas, Brenda

    • December 16, 2016 / 7:37 am

      Yes, I have read that some keep for years… I threw my own out after Christmas last year, they kept for at least a month!