Christmas Craft Pomander Balls

Here's a great craft idea for the holidays! I'm making some this weekend so they will be ready for thanksgiving.
Making a Pomander Ball is easy, inexpensive and fun! Simply stick a clove directly into an orange (or any of the other fruits listed above). You may want to use a toothpick or pin to make the first punctures so that the cloves are easier to insert. It seems that everyone has his or her own method when it comes to filling a ball! You don't have to fill the entire ball though—try a pattern or design if you feel inspired.
Once the ball is completely studded with cloves, roll it in the spice mixture and set it aside for a couple of weeks in a cool dry spot so that it will dry. Once dried, tie a ribbon around the ball for hanging. Multiple pomander balls also look beautiful displayed together in a large decorative bowl. (If you want to retain the scent, roll the ball in orris root powder before letting dry).

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