Make Orange & Clove Pomander Balls, Easy Holiday Throwback Craft!
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Pierce oranges with cloves to make pomander balls as a fragrant and simple Christmas centerpiece idea!
Looking for an EASY Christmas craft idea everyone will enjoy making?!
Check out these gorgeous and fragrant pomander balls using just whole cloves and oranges! 🍊This stunning centerpiece is such a fun and frugal activity. This is a beautiful old-fashioned craft that is truly so simple to do with all ages, and the results smell so amazing!
Pomander balls are so simple, anyone can participate — no craft skills are required!
I love that everyone can come up with their own creative design and it’s a fun activity to do on your own, or as a chance to gather family or friends around the table for some quality time together. I found it almost therapeutic to just sit down, zone out, and do something creative!
To make these beautiful pomanders, simply pierce the orange with something sharp first like the end of a skewer or sharp nail, and then insert your cloves. It could not be easier!
As the orange dries, you’ll notice the beautiful spicy fragrance. The combo of citrus and clove smell quite heavenly. 🥰
Hip Tip: Reader Jules recommends brushing these pomander balls with Orris Root powder to have them last for up to a year! Add cinnamon to it for a festive kick.
Make pomander balls into a beautiful last-minute and inexpensive centerpiece.
For this simple arrangement, I picked up a few FREE Christmas tree trimmings I spotted by the Christmas tree lot of my Home Depot and placed them at the bottom of a large wooden dough bowl. I then added some flameless LED candles and arranged my pomander balls and some cinnamon sticks around the candles. So easy!
The festive table runner I am using here is just a plaid blanket scarf from my closet! I love when things can have dual uses like that.
Orange & Clove Pomander BallsPrint
Oh my goodness, I love this Christmas craft so much!
Not only do they look fancy and beautiful grouped in a bowl together, but the arrangement smells incredible too. I will for sure be including pomanders of our yearly holiday traditions moving forward! Next time, I look forward to trying this with other citrus fruits like maybe a lemon or grapefruit.
Turns out this pomander balls craft is a team favorite pastime:
“Oh, the memories… this craft brings me back to my childhood. I can literally smell the wonderful fragrance that these make. 😍 My mom and I would make these together during the Christmas season when I was little. Thanks for the reminder on these wonderful clove oranges, now I’m off to force my teens to make them with me! 😆” – Collin
“Like Collin, I grew up making these with my mom and it was one of my favorite Christmas time traditions. ❤️ I had actually forgotten about this simple and scented decor idea until this post and I am totally grabbing oranges and cloves next time I’m at the grocery store! The scent just embodies the holidays and adding some pine to the mix makes it even better!” –Emily
Do you enjoy making orange and clove pomanders, too?