How to Make Spiced Orange Pomander Candles for Holiday Decorating

November 29, 2016

How to Make Spiced Orange Pomander Candles for Holiday Decorating

Orange Pomader Balls and Pomander Candles
Orange Pomander candles are an easy and fun holiday DIY that look festive and smell AMAZING. These spiced gems are fantastic for holiday dinner parties or simply for adding a bright and fragrant touch to your home decor to lift spirits in the wintry months.

You will need:

  • Desired number of thick-skinned oranges
  • Desired amount of whole cloves
  • Tealights
  • Toothpick or skewer stick with sharp point
  • Sharp pairing knife
  • Small spoon
    Materials for making orange Pomander candles

Instructions:

  1. To create the perfect opening for your candle, place a tealight on top of the orange and trace the base of the tealight with your knife point. An X-Acto knife also works well for this.
    Trace the base of the tealight along the top of the orange with a knife point
  2. Remove the tealight and use your paring knife to make a diagonal cut toward the center of the orange and cut along the traced line until the circle can be removed.
    Cut diagonally toward the center for the orange along the traced circle
  3. Use a small spoon to remove the cone-shaped cutout from the top of the orange and press the tealight candle into the opening. it should be snug. If necessary, slice a small amount off the base of the fruit to create a flat surface for the Pomander to prevent it from tipping over.
    Remove the cutout from the top of the orange and place the tealight inside

    Press tealight into the cutout space
  4. Use your toothpick or skewer stick to poke holes into the skin of the orange in the design you would like for your cloves (don't make the puncture holes too big or your cloves will fall out!). Get creative!
    Use a sharp point to create the design for your cloves
  5. Insert the small end of the whole cloves into the holes you just created in the orange.
    Press the cloves into the holes you created on the surface of the orange
  6. Admire your creation; call your mother; brag about your creative genius on Facebook (don't forget to tag us!).
    Admire your orange Pomander candle

As a decorating alternative, Pomander balls can be made without the tealights and placed in a bowl for a festive and fragrant centerpiece or arranged among evergreen garland for a stunningly natural holiday look.

Pomander and apple cider Tip: extra oranges and cloves can be added to our favorite recipe for Crock Pot Spiced Citrus Apple Cider!

 




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