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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Making Holiday Clove Oranges

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To make a clove orange decoration you'll need:



  • an orange
  • thin coloured ribbon (enough to wrap around your orange twice and a bit more)
  • cloves

Clove Orange Instructions



Step 1.
Wrap the ribbon around the orange, twisting at the base, to divide the orange into quarters.



Step 2.
Feed the ends under the piece of ribbon at the top of the orange.



Step 3.
Tie a simple overhand knot to secure the ribbon in place.




Step 4, 5 & 6.
Now start pressing cloves into your orange. I like to outline the ribbon with cloves first, and then fill in the gaps.






You can also make pretty patterns on your orange with cloves. Try making stars, hearts and more!
Once you are finished, hang the clove orange on your tree by tying it on with the extra ribbon, and enjoy the spicy Christmas aroma!

Alternatively, decorate several oranges (or clementines, mandarins, etc) with cloves and display them in bowls around the house. This will add a beautiful aroma to your rooms at Christmas time, and looks great too!


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