...And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good...
-Genesis 1:11-12

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fun and Festive Decor: Clove Oranges | 12 Days of Crunchy Christmas Day 6

Welcome to day 6!
Today's post will be some really simple and easy festive decorations

Also known as pomander balls, Clove Oranges are classic, old fashioned, fun and festive. As a bonus, they also smell heavenly.  The orange will keep for a very long period because the clove acts as a preservative. Although these smell lovely, you can boost their scent even more by rolling them in citrus and clove bud oil before adding the cloves. Mmm! This is a great project to do with kids as well, Little Brother had a ball stabbing the cloves through the orange's skin.

I used clementine cuties because that's what I had on had, but I would definitley reccomend real oranges because they are more fragrant.

For this project You'll need 
Dried Whole Cloves
Essential Oils {optional}
I used Orange, Tangerine & Clove Bud Essential Oils
Roll your oranges to release Natural Oils
Drop essential oils onto a paper plate and roll oranges in oil.
I used waxed paper to avoid getting the oils all over my hands. 

Pierce orange skin with the long end of the cloves in whatever pattern you want

Tie a red ribbon around them to serve as a
door hanger or hanging decoration. 

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

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