I love both the look of these pomanders and their delicious scent. And as promised, burlap is making an appearance once again in this project — I told you I was obsessed!
I first heard the term “orange pomander” in a historical novel about a sweets shop in London during the plague, and last year I attempted to make them as one of our 101 projects. However, despite the mixture of orris root powder and spices that I kept them in for several weeks, they went bad.
Then, a couple of my blogging friends shared their own pomander posts, and neither of them used any extra spices or herbs to prepare theirs, so I decided to try again this year. This simpler method actually worked much better!
Pomanders are a beautiful addition to your holiday decor or a thoughtful gift for a friend. You can set them in a bowl or tray or add a ribbon to hang them like an ornament.
- whole cloves
- ribbon or burlap (optional)
Decide ahead of time whether you want to create a pattern or just add the cloves all over randomly. Then, begin sticking the cloves through the orange peel. If your orange peel is tough or you want to mark out a pattern before you start, use a toothpick to poke the holes first.
Tie a ribbon around the fruit (optional) as decoration or to hang it.
- Use other citrus fruit, like lemons or limes
- Add to spiced apple cider
- Use pomanders in drawers or closets as a natural air freshener
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