A great Advent activity to do is to make pomanders. We have made them out of oranges before.
|Have you ever made them out of lemons?|
|We found that if you make the whole first with a skewer, it makes putting the cloves in much easier. Last year we used toothpicks, but we found skewers worked even better.|
|Once you have pierced the fruit with the skewer, move it around in a circular movement to widen the hole a little.|
|and then push a whole clove in.|
Keep going in this manner.
|You can cover the whole fruit with cloves, but that is not necessary. Just make a few rows.|
Use the area that doesn't have the cloves to thread the ribbon to tie on so you can hang it on your Christmas tree.
Beth has a great tutorial at Acorn Pies on how to do a Pomander with a Clementine, a square of cloth and various spices. It sounds like a wonderful sachet.