Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What I Made Wednesday {Citrus Pomanders}

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.


Mrs.Pear Tree said...

I've always wanted to try this! I really, really must!

Suzan Wood-Young said...

I can smell it already!

The Cheese Thief said...

Does it smell more like cloves or citrus? I want to try this but don't want to buy a whole jar of cloves :P Maybe I should find some recipes that use cloves too.

I am LOVD said...

The Cheese Thief,
I'd say it smells more like cloves. The big cloves jar you see was purchased years ago from a bulk foods warehouse. I use the cloves just for this project every year. Cloves are also good thrown in to apple cider simmering on the stove. Don't drink the cloves, though; for flavoring only.

Artsy VaVa said...

These are lovely! I wish I could smell them!!!

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

Mmm, I haven't done this for a long time. Thanks for reminding me. It would make a great gift!

Warmly, MIchelle

I am LOVD said...

Oh, it certainly would – tie it with a red, velvet ribbon so it can be hung – PERFECT gift for sure!

Anonymous said...

These always smell so beautiful, and the bandaid is a great idea!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

MMmmmm...I can almost smell it through my monitor!

Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday! Don't forget to add a link back to the party so others can join in (and I can feature you in the future).

Angie @ Knick of Time

danemi1 said...

I have seen these and always thought they looked lovely - so went for it this year and made one - I loved it totally - very therapeutic - thought it would be a lovely memory smell for the munchkins for when they grow up - Mum came to visit and said whats that awful smell - oh well cant please everyone - but we loved it - lol!


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