Cloves in Orange (Christmas Pomander) is a very seasonal scented decoration for older children to make as a gift for aunts, grandmothers, etc, and they are very easy to make. They can follow a pattern, or make their own design, and each one made can be unique.
- A firm orange
- A toothpick
- Whole cloves
What you do :
- Trace out a design on the orange with the toothpick.
- Push a clove (pointed end inwards) into each hole made by the toothpick in the orange.
- You can cover the whole orange with cloves, but we prefer to make swirly designs with the cloves – it’s more creative and you use less cloves!
- You can tie a ribbon around the orange to dress it up, or leave it as is and it will make a lovely fragrant accent when placed on the festive table or sideboard.
Note : To prevent mould forming on orange, a good tip is to hang the orange in a cool closet, or dark place for a week or so, to allow the orange to dry out, before displaying.
Related : More craft and gift ideas in Christmas Craft Ideas
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