12 Days of Christmas Decorating: Day Seven

Don't call me Martha.
This project, while it smells really, really good
didn't turn out like her perfect creations.

I found loads of instructions online to create pomanders.
It seemed easy enough -- pierce citrus fruit with a nail
in pretty patterns and then insert whole cloves.
The holes and patterns were messy and
the cloves had a hard time staying in place.

It might make a difference that I used whole allspice,
and maybe that was why it was so difficult on the kids.
They 'finished" three and had enough.

I will still dust them with other spices,
glue on star anise and let them dry before
wrapping and hanging them with pretty ribbon.
At least they smell divine.

If you want better instructions, learn from Martha.

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