How to Make an Orange Pomander

How to make an orange pomander

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher brought in the supplies for you and your classmates to make a beautiful Orange Pomander? The craft was simple but, FUN! And, do you remember the smell? Mmmm…

Today I’ll show you the simple basics on how to make your own orange {or any citrus, really} pomander to fill your home with the spicy clean aroma of Fall!

You’ll need:

Citrus pomander craft tutorial for fall

Oranges {or any citrus}
Whole Cloves
a Toothpick
Ribbon {optional}

Fall craft idea for kids - Orange PomanderStep one: Using a toothpick, poke holes where you would like to put your cloves. Trust me when I say, your fingertips will thank you.

Kids craft for fall with fruit - Orange PomanderStep two: Continue poking holes and adding cloves.

Keep a child busy making a craft - Orange PomanderStep three: Just keep adding cloves until you feel you’ve achieved your ultimate design. You can fill the orange up with cloves, make a swirly design, add a monogram or make any design you’d like.

Fall citrus centerpiece - Orange PomanderWhen you’re finished adding all of the cloves that you’d like to add, you can pop your pomanders in with a multitude of gourds and pumpkins for an attractive Fall centerpiece. Or, add a ribbon and hang your pomander for both decoration and aroma. {just be sure to keep an eye on it, your fruit will eventually spoil}

Bonus: This craft kept my five-year-old busy for about an hour. Need to fold a load of laundry or catch up on a sink full of dishes? Give your child the supplies needed to create a pomander and you’re set!

Bonus to your bonus: you’re house will smell amazing when she’s finished!

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Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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