Saturday, December 6, 2014

smells of christmas

This afternoon Everdeen and I made orange pomanders (which have been around since the middle ages-for all you history buffs) and wow our house has the most delicious aroma of orange-scented cloves! I've been trying to come up with some inexpensive, timeless, and natural ways to decorate for Christmas and this seemed perfect. Plus it gave Everdeen and I a chance to spend some sweet quality time together.  

You will need:
     Oranges (lemons and limes would be pretty too!)
     Whole Cloves
     Toothpick (you'll use this to pre-poke holes into the orange skin)

Let your imagination be free as you create beautiful designs! 


  1. What a sweet beginning for the holidays.

  2. My mom and I have done this a couple of times, back when I was a kid! Oh my goodness, yes! The house smelled fantastic. I would love to do it again in the future. I've been thinking that I'd like to do some sort of "natural" themed tree sometime.