We made pomander balls a few days ago. They smell divine. Every morning when I walk into the kitchen the smell of clove and orange greets me and I think I must remember to post this simple craft for all of you. I love crafts like this because everyone from mom down to Rebekah could participate (without help) and totally enjoy the process.
- citrus fruit - we used oranges and clementines, but I have seen lemons used as well
- whole cloves
- tooth pick
- embroidery floss
Next push a clove into the holes.
At this point, you could display your pomanders in a bowl. We chose to hand ours so we added a ribbon bow to the top which we held in place with a pin. To hand them we wrapped embroidery floss around the orange about three or four times making sure we crossed the floss at the top and bottom. Tied it in a knot close to the fruit and then another a few inches higher to create a loop. The bow hides the knot.
Here the girls are showing off their finished pomanders. I love their different expressions - so typical of their ages.