Christmas pomanders are an easy decoration to make that produce a lovely and subtle scent, which can be enjoyed long after Christmas is over. We have made pomanders with lemons and oranges. We found that the oranges produce a spicy scent, while lemons give off a lighter lemony scent.
Pomanders are so easy to make, Sola has been making with them since she was three. To make pomanders, you need:
- Oranges and/or lemons
- Whole cloves
- Toothpicks (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)
- Spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice
- Long needle
- I find it easiest to tie the ribbons around the fruit before I put the cloves in, but most people wait until afterwards.
- If you find it hard to put the cloves in the peel, use a toothpick to make a hole first
- Poke the cloves into the fruit to make a design of your choosing
- Mix 1 teaspoon of each of your spices together and roll the pomanders in spices afterwards if you desire
- If you want to hang your pomanders, run a needle and a doubled thread through the fruit, starting at the bottom.
- Tie a large knot using the two strands of the thread at the bottom of the fruit and hang from the loop formed at the top of the fruit.
- If you used ribbons, you will probably need to tie them tighter as the fruit dries.
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