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.
-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)
-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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