Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pomander Inspiration

This picture sure stirred up memories of 
when my kids were little;
we made Pomanders almost every Christmas.

Holiday Fragrance 

To Make Them  
 Score the design on the orange
 (with a citrus striper or channel knife)
Make pilot holes with a nail,
 then stud the orange with whole cloves.
We would usually roll our pomanders in a bath of cinnamon
 and other spices after we had inserted all the cloves.
Smells So Good!

The kids loved this project!
 adults too..
One year our entire family ... Aunts Uncles Cousins etc... 
made them after our Thanksgiving dinner.
It was a nice take away for everyone!

Pomanders usually last for weeks, even months 
~ So ~
Let's get Started 
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  1. Hi Geneva! Oh, these are just so pretty and I know how good they smell. I need to make some this year!Thank you for popping in to see me and your kind words.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What a great idea! I never would have thought of something like this.. definitely something like that will be on our table at Christmas time! Lovely!

  3. Geneva, those look so pretty. I can almost smell them! I think I will be making some.
    Have a great day.

  4. Too bad blogs don't have smell...I have an award for you, Geneva. Hope you don't mind. Pop over and see.
    Audrey at eleganteconomies.blogspot.com

  5. Oh I love this...a couple years back I did this as a centerpiece! It does smell marvelous! Yours looks fantastic!

  6. Oh Geneva, I love pomanders. I can practically smell yours. Great designs.

  7. What a great idea for a holiday favor or gift. I can imagine how wonderful they smell. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek. I'm delighted to follow you back :)

  8. Hi Geneva, these are one of my favorite things to make for the holidays! They are so pretty and fragrant. I bought a bag of oranges at the market today...maybe I will make some tonight!

  9. I love pomanders too! They seem so old fashioned, and add so much to the fragrance of the holidays!

  10. We never did these as a child, but I am now. So simple, and elegant and great "natural" fragrance. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by and letting me know you like my French Coffee Lamp.

  11. Hi Geneva. I finally get around to visiting and following your blog! Live has been a bit looney around here so better late than never! Thanks for following my blog and looking forward to blogging together.


  12. Geneva, what a great idea! I love making these and never thought of making them at Thanksgiving to take home! You are right, they smell wonderful! Thanks for sharing such a great idea! I'm a new follower. I love your blog!

  13. What a nice reminder. I love the idea of making designs. I've only kind of put the cloves all over.

  14. Believe it or not, I still have the one from the long ago Christmas season dinner at your house. Pat was there, too, and you provided the oranges and cloves. It still smells nice, too.

    Beautiful photo.

  15. Such artistic designs on the pomanders. I can almost smell the oranges and cloves over here! Visiting from the Bunny Hop.


  16. Hi Geneva!

    I can't believe that I am So late in stopping by to thank you for coming to last weeks Party! What a week...

    Those oranges are such a classic craft project and kids just LOVE to make them. I bet they smell wonderful!

    I hop to see you again at more of my parties, you are welcome anytime :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!


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