Holiday Craft: Pomander Balls

Assorted citrus fruits and cloves come together to make a beautiful centerpiece and fill the house with the smell of Christmas.

Pomander Balls

Pomander balls are a beautiful way to create a centerpiece for your holiday table or embellish a mantel. They also make the entire house smell like Christmas.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft, you will need: citrus fruit (grapefruits, oranges, limes or lemons) /toothpicks /whole cloves.

A Little Help

Use a toothpick to help you make a guide hole for the clove. Remove the toothpick and insert a clove. Repeat, creating the pattern of your choice.

Traditional Pomander Balls

Most traditional pomander balls have a pattern similar to this one. This is a simple craft that even the kids can enjoy!

Let It Snow

Try creating a snowflake like this one on a grapefruit.

Holiday Silhouettes

Try adding some silhouettes, like this tree, to your fruits.

Geometric Patterns

Stick with the basic shapes such as different sized circles, diamonds and triangles to create an eye-catching effect.

Add Rings

Sometimes less is more. Try adding single to multiple rings around the oranges for big impact.