That one's not mine. That one comes from this post at instructables.com. I kind of like their method better.
My method yielded this:
Actually, that's a lie. Mine looks like this:
It hangs above the sink. But that's way uglier than hanging on the corner of the shelf so I adjusted the truth.
Before I saw the fancy pants pomander, when I thought it was a orange clove ball thing, I remembered that in girl scouts we wrapped ours in fabric. We used one big piece of fabric and tied it at the top but I had a long strip of fabric so mine is lovingly wrapped in string.
So, what you do is get an orange (or a clementine, I hear they work well). If you are fancy pants you tie a ribbon around the thing first; if not, just start sticking whole cloves in the orange. Some of the "how tos" tell you to poke holes first but I didn't have to do that. Then either wrap it in fabric and hang or hang with the ribbon. It smells amazing and supposedly will dry and last for a while.
I think I'll try the pretty version soon. Maybe clementine-size pomanders for the Christmas tree?
I have some garage sale finds to fix up! Behold...
Time for some projects! Sanding, painting, upholstering, oh my!