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. 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?