Clove Orange Ornaments

Have you made these before? I remember seeing them when I was a kid and reading about them in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.

We sat down to make them and had such a good time together!

Clove Orange Ornaments

Oranges
Whole Cloves (about 1/4 cup per orange)
Ribbon
Straight pins
Metal or wood skewer, meat thermometer, etc. to poke holes in the orange.

Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, about 12 inches each, make an “X”, placed the orange over it, wrapped the ribbon up around it and stick a straight pin in to hold the ribbon in place. Tie the remainder of the ribbon into a loop to hang the ornament.

Use something with a point, like a meat thermometer, to poke holes in the orange, about 1/4 inch deep. This makes it much easier to push the cloves in, especially for the little helpers.

These last about a month. If you wish for them to last longer, use more cloves and cover all the orange in cloves, it should last all winter making the house smell delicious!

For more fun things to do during the holidays check out these treats!

 

About the author, Rachel

Hi there! I’m the Joyful Space Specialist. it’s my desire help others create a joyful space of their own and enjoy their time spent at home.

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