Welcome shorter days and cooler temperatures with this traditional holiday arts and crafts activity. Pomander comes from the French word pomme d'ambre, meaning apple of amber. Pomanders were first worn by people in the Middle Ages to mask odors and help ward off infection and were often made of silver or gold. Today's pomanders are made with cloves and fresh oranges and give off a fragrant scent that fills the air and evokes comforting thoughts of crisp autumn days and warm Christmas cheer.
A few supplies from the grocery store are all you need to begin. Hang it up and revel in the scents of the season!
What You Need:
- Plump round orange with smooth, blemish-free skin
- Transparent or masking tape
- Pointed utensil such as a fork or knitting needle for making holes in the orange (optional)