Oct 24, 2011

DIY Orange Pomander Ball

 
A delicious smelling air freshener made from yummy ingredients you may already have in your kitchen!

You will need:

1. Ribbon
2. an Orange
3. Whole Cloves
4. Scissors

Go ahead and cut about a yard of ribbon. I used a wider wire ribbon. You can use whatever you want to. I did notice that the wire trimmed ribbon held it's shape a little bit better but it doesn't really matter.

I folded the ribbon in half

Lay ribbon flat and place the orange in the middle

Wrap ribbon around to the top of the orange

Crossover the ribbon on the bottom of the orange and bring back to the top. Should look something like this on the bottom:

On the other end, tie a knot

Start adding the cloves...this is the wonderful part because the smell of the orange zest mixes with the cloves...ahhhh



I hung mine on the floor lamp that is right by the front door hoping that the delicious orange clove smell would be the first thing a guest would experience



8 comments:

skippy haha said...

this looks so simple i might try it! brilliant! one question - won't the orange start to rot or drip? how long will this last? i might just have to try and see, i love these smells, it would really go a long way in covering up dog smell and get the place feeling more holiday-ish. thanks OG.

Learning said...

What a great idea!

One Girl said...

Hi Skippy! I let it sit in the cabinet for about 2 weeks before I used it but really what your suppose to do is put it in a paper bag for 3 weeks and let it get really hard and shriveled. But I just got too excited and couldn't wait any longer!But if you want one that will last years, then that's what you need to do. I might take mine back down and roll it in some cinnamon and nutmeg because I want it to be much more fragrant than it is. I thought it might be too strong for that but I think it would actually be ok.
Thanks! I probably should have mentioned to let the orange sit around for a bit.

One Girl said...

Oops - meant to say you're

Brian said...

Wonderful smell... now we just need a dozen more for every room in the house, and I might as well put one in the office too :)

skippy haha said...

got it! i'm going to try this. i put aside an orange yesterday. thanks for the sweet idea, OG!

One Girl said...

Skippy - yay! I hope you have great success....

Brian - do you need to place an order? I charge $900 for each ;)

crazycampchick said...

So remember making these in elementary school. Thanks for the memory.

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