Using a toothpick, prick holes into the clementines in a design of your liking (I like doing zig-zags and hearts)
After poking holes in the design you desire, place whole cloves inside planned holes
Place your pomanders where you desire for decoration (for up to 4-7 days) and enjoy their lovely scents!
For Supervised Young Kids
Place a table protector down to prevent markers from getting all over your table and place a bowl (or a few depending on how many kids you have) full of whole cloves out.
Give the kids a marker an a clemintine (or a few) and let them draw DOTTED designs on the clementines
When the kids are done with outlining their clementine design, using a toothpick, poke holes for them (following their dotted design)
Give the clementine(s) back and let them fill the holes with whole cloves
Place in a decorative bowl or thread a ribbon through it to hand on the Christmas Tree and enjoy their beautiful and practically mess-free creation.
Hacks for Decorating your Pomander:
Use the corner of a zester or a potato peeler to "etch" complementary designs into the orange peel.Place a rubber band on the clementine to get a perfect circle.Roll pomanders around in a plate of spices for extra beautiful and strong smells.
If you want to Hang your Pomander:
Thread a large needle with string or ribbon on it and run it through the orange center of the orange. Make a sturdy knot at the bottom and a loop at the top. Now it's ready to hang!
For Long-Lasting Pomanders
String completed pomanders on twine and let dry by hanging in a cool dark area for a few weeks (at least 2) and then hang around the house for beautiful and even more potent but delicious smelling decor!