Pomander Orange Balls
We made these pomander orange balls when my children were little as they are easy, decorative and fun to make. They make your house smell good!
Pomanders have been around since the 14th century. Small ones were worn around the neck to ward off disease.
Technically these are not classed as Holiday Potpourri, but I felt that was a good place to put this craft.
These can be hung in closets, placed on the lower branches of the Christmas tree (but not if you have pets that will eat them) or displayed in glass bowls.
For a stronger scent, cover the fruit with cloves. You can then roll the pomander in a mixture of 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, t teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 tablespoon allspice and 1/4 cup orrisroot. Leave the orange in the mix, turning once a day.
1 medium orange, lemon or apple
Whole cloves – about 20-40 per orange depending on the size of the orange, and the cloves. If you are making more than one or two, you might buy the cloves in bulk rather than in the jars in the spice aisle.
A tool to pierce the orange. We always used nut picks, but an ice pick will work as well.
Paper Towels as juice will drip when you piece the oranges.
Tie the ribbon around the orange so that the ribbon divides the orange in quarters. Center the ribbon at the top of the orange. Tie the ends in a bow.
Piece the orange in each section. The cloves don’t need to be very close together as the orange will shrink as it dries.
A new home will give you ample space to display your new pomander balls. Give me a call when you are ready to expand.
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