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Why was I too dopey to work this out before?

(9 Posts)
Witzend Fri 18-Dec-20 14:09:15

...that if you decide to make a Christmassy pomander out of an orange that’s starting to look a wee bit dried up, and a jar of cloves that wouldn’t be used otherwise, it’s a lot easier pushing cloves into said orange if you make a little hole with a skewer first, instead of doing a third of it the hard way first!

(It does smell very nice BTW!)

tanith Fri 18-Dec-20 14:14:04


Callistemon Fri 18-Dec-20 14:19:11

They showed us how to do that at a NT house when they did Christmas craft (in the good old days ie last year). The DGD enjoyed making them too.
Mine lasted for ages in the airing cupboard.

I should have ordered more oranges, too late now for a Christmas order.

Parsley3 Fri 18-Dec-20 14:21:24

I’ve been caught out with doing the cloves the hard way but I love the result. Gorgeous smell.

EllanVannin Fri 18-Dec-20 14:27:22

I used to do these years ago around the house at Christmas along with bunches of cinnamon sticks.

Blinko Fri 18-Dec-20 22:12:10

Ooh, I've never tried this but will do so now. Oranges are on my last click and collect order.

Lucca Fri 18-Dec-20 22:17:56

Duh! I could do this when sticking cloves the onion for bread sauce - never thought of that !

nadateturbe Fri 18-Dec-20 22:38:25

Oh I must try this. Thanks 😊

Callistemon Fri 18-Dec-20 22:41:51

I was going to make lots of pomanders to give away about two Christmases ago but ran out of time.
I have three tubs of cloves (but not many oranges this year.)