Oranges, Lemons and ClovesFor the scent of Christmas you will need...
Oranges (I added a lemon to sharpen the fragrance)
A zesting tool
Skewer or kebab stick
Although a really easy and often done festive decoration, I have never actually made one before, so I thought that, in the spirit of all the crafting we have been doing, I would give it a try. I wish I had not waited so long, our lounge has gently filled with a heavenly scent - a mixture of sharp citrus and rich and warming cloves - yum.
1. Using your zesting knife, scour groves along or around your orange
2. Press your cloves into the grooves, if the pith is thick, then gently use the skewer to pierce holes first
3. How easy is that?
Place your decorated oranges into a bowl. I added a couple of cones to help fill out the bowl and then left it in the lounge ... it does smell lovely there :)
If you have been inspired by my tutorial,
please could you be so kind to link back to my blog
I would love to see your oranges and cloves :)