Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What I Made Wednesday {A Christmas Project Worth Repeating}

Ahh, the sweet smell of the Christmas season; it really makes your senses come alive. These smells are the scents our children will remember when they become adults, thinking back on their childhood Christmases. These sweet smelling Citrus Pomanders help to create those ever-lasting memories and they are so easy to make, it's ridiculous!

What You'll Need
Whole Cloves (from a bulk foods store)
Clementines or tangerines (not Navel oranges as their rind is too hard)
Band-Aid in case your thumb gets sore

What You'll Do
Insert the tip of the clove into the clementine.
If your thumb gets sore after pushing in all those cloves, use a Band-Aid as protection.
What You'll Need to Know to Finish
I fill my crystal bowl with the pomanders, some freshly cut pine, and ribbon.
I hope you try these sweet-smelling citrus pomanders. It's an aroma from Christmas you won't soon forget.

8 comments:

Hubby said...

I recommend you put on the bandage at the start. Don't wait for the soreness.

jenclair said...

Lovely. I can almost smell the fragrance.

michele said...

i'm crazy bout this project because it's one from my childhood. we would hang these in our closets and enjoy the scent every time we opened the door! love it stil and am burning a pomander candle (diptyque) this season which offers the same scent.

hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

happy weekend to you!

michele

Ashley said...

I remember we made these in my sixth grade history class while studying the medieval picture. I remember how sore my thumbs were and how my mom was annoyed because I kept sending her out to buy more cloves. (I didn't realize I didn't have to cover the entire thing--that I could do a pattern.) I think I need to make some of these for our house soon!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Mmmm... I haven't made these in years, but love them! Thank you for a lovely reminder! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

This must smell amazing. I need to do these. I haven't thought about them forever.
Debi

Garrett Martin said...

That was a pretty neat idea. I would have never thought of these citrus do gooders as a source of decoration.

Garrett @TheGrowingPatch
www.growingpatch.com

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

 

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