Clove and citrus pomanders are sweet-smelling, fruity decorations that also make cheery Christmas gifts.
What You'll Need:
Oranges or lemons
Make small holes in the orange skin with the thin nail, covering the entire orange with holes.
Stick a clove in each hole. If you don't want to cover the whole orange, you can make striped or heart designs on the orange.
When you have finished your design, temporarily tie a string around the orange, from the bottom to the top, with a loop at the top for hanging. Hang the pomander in a cool, dry place until the orange begins to shrink a bit.
Remove the string when the orange is dry; replace it with a colored ribbon, tied in the same way, with a loop at the top for hanging.
For a variation, use a lemon instead of an orange. Make a whole grove of fragrant pomanders for your family and friends!
Now it's time to ring in the holiday season with silver bell ornaments! With our step-by-step instructions, they're a cinch to make.
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