Recipe by MarieRynr

This simple project takes hardly any time at all, and the payoff is big: sweet smelling oranges to hang on the tree, place in a bowl, or basket as a centre piece, or hang in a closet, filling it with a fresh, spicy aroma. Other citrus fruits, like lemons, limes, tangerines and kumquats, can also be used.

Top Review by Audrey M

These are beautiful when made up and the smell brings wonderful memories of Christmas past. Great in gift baskets for friends and neighbors but also great in a basket filled with these and evergreens as a wonderful center piece.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use a push pin or darning needle to make holes in rind of orange.
  2. Insert a whole clove into each hole.
  3. Cover the whole fruit with cloves, or make a spiral, stripe, diamond or checkerboard pattern.
  4. Roll in cinnamon if desired.
  5. Tie a ribbon around the pomander and knot it securely; then tie a bow.
  6. Or to hang the pomander on a tree, use a heavy duty paper clip and open one end enough to pull a knotted ribbon through.
  7. Use the paper clip tohang the pomander over a branch.
  8. Can be made ahead; the more cloves used, the longer the pomander will keep.

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