Clove-Studded Oranges

One of our favorite and simplest holiday decorations are these clove-studded oranges or pomanders. They're easy to make,  require very few tools and make a beautiful and fragrant centerpiece when piled into a decorative bowl or platter. Clove-Studded Oranges A few tips to create these:
  • Buy bulk cloves (available on Amazon.com). Cloves can be a little pricey and you'll need a lot more that what's in those tiny, expensive containers the supermarket sells.
  • Wrap band-aids around your thumbs before getting started to prevent soreness from pressing the cloves into the oranges.
  • Use a fork or skewer to "poke" your design into the orange. This will make it easier to insert the cloves.
  • Lastly, have fun! These don't need to look perfect — how else will everyone know they're homemade?
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