Get Christmassy with this super-scented orange and clove pomander. It’s easy to make with our quick instructions and they make cool pressies for friends and family!


How to make a pomander


What you’ll need:

One orange




Step 1

how-to-make-a-pomander-step-1Criss-cross a ribbon round your orange and tie in a bow.

Step 2

Christmas Crafts: How to make a Christmas pomanderUse an old biro or a toothpick to make a hole in your orange, then push in a clove. Then stud cloves all the way round.

Step 3

Christmas Crafts: How to make a Christmas pomander

Carry on pushing in cloves until your whole orange is covered. This may take a while, so if you”re short on time (or cloves!) try lines or star-shapes instead – see the picture at the top of this page!


Christmas Crafts: How to make a Christmas pomander


Top tip: Hang your pomander from a Christmas tree branch, your front door, or over a fireplace and let the festive fragrance waft through the house!

Did you know we have a a FREE downloadable Christmas crafts primary resource? Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike!


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  • Ella

    Cool ideas thank you for giving all these amazing inspirations

  • wow

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    that's so cool

  • Yaamini

    Wow this is cool

  • cool

  • love it

  • Amy

    sooooo cool !!!!!

  • cool!

  • Pajna

    That looks cool

  • Ellen

    I love nat geo kids

  • Haripriya

    thank you for all the nice most recipes

  • brayden b

    will defintly be making one of these for my mummy for chistmas. such a great idea.

  • brooke

    i like this idea its really smart #crismas craft!

  • Willow

    That looks amazing!Smells like a merry Christmas!Ha!Ha!

  • Amazing decoration

  • I love national geo kids. It’s so good.

  • Anamica

    wow !

  • Kelly

    sounds like fun,i would love to try!

  • Martin


  • DennisNip

    Well I really enjoyed reading it. This article offered by you is very helpful for accurate planning.

  • Hannah010709

    sounds like fun, I would love to try

  • cool

  • magiswann

    i think you need to dry these if you want them to last, otherwise they soon start to rot.

  • Gwen

    This is the best

  • Marion Whitaker

    So happy to find this. My mom used to help the children at Martha O'Brien center in Nashville,TN years ago. I'm going to try and revive this art. Thank You Marion Whitaker Calhoun, GA

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  • Hi

    I wonder how it will smell I haven’t made it yet it looks cool but I don’t know what a Clove is they look like some sort of stick that smells nice

  • Dahlia

    Smells great

  • Jasmine

    I'm definitely gonna make it I ❤ it

  • Jasmine

    I love the idea,so awesome!

  • mishi


  • Sahana

    I think this very useful amazing activity

  • Chloe

    I think its cool!!

  • firebug

    can't wait to show my mom!

  • hoppy

    I love pomanders. They have a really nice smell and are nice to make. I recommend this page to anyone or anyone who is or not interested in nature or geography. You can learn a lot from this website or only one of their pages!!!


    that's a pretty gr8 thing I will try dat

  • Not really in my christmas list, but cool!

  • ninja

    I can smell it all ready!

  • Mandy

    Haven’t tried it yet, but it looks excellent

  • ClareJose

    i have to try this! you are cool!!

  • Ellsa

    wow looks amazing !

  • lauren

    I love NG Kids

  • Maria Samuel

    Wow I didn't even recognise that was an orange in the picture

  • Eveliina

    I love it I tried it . It was so beautiful

  • Ellsa


  • Viyara

    So christmassy and has a beautiful fragrance

  • Genevieve Lawton

    that is super cool how they make chocolate!

  • Amyia


  • Ella Seagrave

    it is really good

  • dhwani

    nice! I will remember to try this idea when it is Christmas:)

  • Lauren

    Brill Can’t wait to try

  • Sophie

    I love doing arts and crafts and this is a great idea to try during the summer holidays (in South Africa it’s summer)!

  • Ava

    i'll definitely make one for Christmas!



  • ojaswini

    nice I love it

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