We haven't made orange pomanders in a few years...and I just love the Christmassy smell these give off-it's one of my favorite smells.
Start with a good sized navel orange and whole cloves. Hopefully you can find a nice Amish store to pick up the cloves, because if not this is a VERY expensive craft. At Walmart I priced the whole cloves at almost $12.00 a jar.
Stick the cloves into the orange. We like to use a toothpick to make a little whole in the orange skin and then the clove slides in nice and easy.
The kids took a couple days of completing their oranges...it's kind of boring work after a little while, so it is a great thing to do while watching a a Christmas movie.
Once completed..(or as completed as the kids can manage) wrap the orange with pretty netting. I found this red netting at Hobby Lobby. It has nice large openings to let the yummy smell through.
I then tied a ribbon tightly around the ribbon.
At the same time I was putting the ribbon around the netting I strung a piece of ribbon for hanging the pomander.
I then hung the oranges in our front windows. It's gorgeous in our window in front of our many paper snowflakes.
Merry Christmas everyone!