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DIY Swedish Clove and Clementine Pomander - Tayler Silfverduk DTR - Make these fun Christmas scented ornaments with just 2 ingredients! Super fun for kids to create their own designs! #swedishtradition #holidaytradition #healthyholidaytradition #DIYholidaydecor #pomander #sverige #cloves #clementine #DIYchristmasornaments #celiacdietitian #rd2be #dietetics #glutenfreeholidays #glutenfreeactivities #glutenfreetraditions #silfverduk
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DIY Swedish Clove and Clementine Pomander

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins



  • 1 bag clementines
  • toothpicks
  • whole cloves


  • lemon zester for etched designs
  • rubberbands for perfect circles
  • spices for extra scent
  • needle and thread for hanging


For Adults:

  • 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!