Ken Wingard brings the fragrance into our home all season long with DIY Christmas Pomanders.
DIY Christmas Pomander
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:


  • Oranges and/or other citrus fruit
  • Whole cloves
  • Fruit carver or channel knife
  • Toothpick or nail
  • Pen
  • Display bowl
  • Optional:
    • Ribbon


1. Draw out the design you want to carve with a pen. PRO TIP: If you want to use ribbon in your design, tie it onto the fruit first, then design around it.

2. Carve out design with fruit carver or channel knife. PRO TIP: A fruit peeler or zester could work as well, they just make larger, messier channels.

3. Pre-poke the holes for each clove with a toothpick or knife. PRO TIP: this isn’t absolutely necessary but prevents hurting your fingers when inserting the cloves.

4. Insert the cloves.

5. Create as many pomanders as desired, arrange in a decorative bowl and enjoy!

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