Orange & Clove Pomanders {A Pretty Life}

Orange & Clove Pomanders

Hello!  So, it’s December 1st.  Whoa.
There are so many things I want to make and bake this time of year, so I’ve been busy…
…and maybe just a teensy bit frazzled.
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Yesterday, amidst all the chaos and mess that is my home right now,
I decided that I needed to make these orange and clove pomanders!
Why not add more mess to mess…it’s all part of being creative right?  Right?
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Orange & Clove Pomanders {A Pretty Life}
I got the inspiration for these pretty pomanders from my lovely sister!
She spied some on an outing, and made some for her home, then passed along how lovely they are!
(She has an amazing sense of style & I admire her flair so much!)
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Aren’t they so pretty?!
And they smell amazing.
You’ve just got to love an easy, pretty and festive holiday decoration!
Chances are you have all the materials in your home already!
Love it!
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All you need:
oranges
cloves
pretty ribbon
toothpick
  • First I wrapped the oranges in some ribbon, and tied them up with a bow.  Just to make them pretty.
  • Then I added the cloves at evenly spaced intervals.  I started out just pushing the cloves themselves into the orange, but found it a little hard.  So then I decided to use a toothpick to make a hole first, then I pushed in the cloves.
  • Done.  Yes that’s it.

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Orange & Clove Pomanders {A Pretty Life}
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Mmmm, they smell so yummy!
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Orange & Clove Pomanders {A Pretty Life}
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And look so pretty!
 
Simple.  Inexpensive.  Gorgeous.  And so festive!
What are you making today?
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18 Comments

  • Reply The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ December 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous and smells soooo good!!! thank you for sharing! : )

  • Reply E @ Act Fast Chef December 1, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Love these! I remember making them in school 🙂

  • Reply Barb December 1, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Gorgeousness!! love the bright colour, the ribbons, your photos!! love!

  • Reply Mommy2five December 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    I made a pom pom garland. I bought an assortment of red, green and white pom poms and strung them along a thread. That’s it!!! And I love it

  • Reply Julie December 1, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Aw- thanks for the shoutout:) Yours look great! I didn’t realize it was a ‘thing’! who knew! i think it’s a really cool idea;)

  • Reply Erin Bradley December 1, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Those are SO cute! I love them!

  • Reply Amy December 1, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    How creative an great use to daily ingredients to make them so pretty. I bet they smell wonderful as well.

  • Reply Fotf December 2, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Yep now you’ve reminded me some of these are on the adgenda for the weekend i think and i must remember a tooth pick this time as the last time i tried like you i pushed and it hurts after a while 🙂

  • Reply Leslie's Garden December 3, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Can’t wait to make a few of these! They smell so good.

  • Reply Tenille December 3, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    These look so cute. Thanks for sharing. This is my type of project. Simple and cute. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://www.junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

  • Reply Trish@MomOnTimeout December 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Love them! I bet those smell amazing! If you have time, I’d love for you to share with my readers: http: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-6.html
    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Mary December 6, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I hadn’t thought of these in years! My mom made these for around the house every so often when I was growing up. (Yours look so much cuter though!) Have a fabulous afternoon!

  • Reply Imzadi December 7, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    I got this idea after reading your post, and decided to see if anyone one else had already done it. Why not make a pretty, aromatic candle holder to match you’re lovely decorations?

    http://cathiefilian.blogspot.com/2008/11/make-it-orange-clove-candle-holders.html

  • Reply Q @ JAQS December 7, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    These looks great. I could imagine how great these smell!

    When you get a chance – love for you to link up to my “Made by ME” linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

  • Reply folkhaven December 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    I used to make these as a child. I still remember the numb fingers from handling the cloves for long periods of time. They smell so wonderful! Thanks for sharing this little piece of nostalgia. Yours are very pretty 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous December 9, 2011 at 8:29 PM

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  • Reply Amy December 10, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Oh, I love these! I totally forgot about them…my friend made me one about 5 years ago and it smelled soooo fabulous! I have some cloves; I just may have to whip up a few! I would be thrilled if you’d link this to my party, going on now!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-5-and-some-fabulous.html

  • Reply Elizabeth December 10, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    I love these! Would you please link them up with the Christmas party I’m co-hosting with 17 other blogs? http://ejoym.blogspot.com/2011/12/creating-christmas-linky-party.html

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