Orange Clove Pomander Balls

What do you like to do on a snow day?

Me? I like to do fun projects!

Orange and clove is my favorite sent, so I LOVE making orange clove pomander balls to place around the house and in my room.  Cloves are a natural preservative, so the oranges are essentially preserved by the cloves.  These balls can be kept up to a year and smell amazing!


You just need two things to make these balls – an orange and some cloves!

They are relaxing and simple to make, I like to do a lot at once so I can give them to people or just place them everywhere in the house…and take a deep breath!


A mug of hot chocolate is always a must.


This is what your orange clove ball will look like once it is dried out.  I keep this one next to my bed.

Orange Clove Pomander Balls

  • Servings: 1 ball
  • Print


  • 1 small orange or clementine
  • about 1/3 cup cloves


  1. Starting in the center of the orange/clementine, start sticking the whole cloves through the peel.  Stick the pointy side in, and leave the ball side out.
  2. Continue sticking the cloves into the orange in a circular pattern.  (I find that going in circles around the orange/clementine looks best and is easiest to do).

*Make sure to cover the whole orange in cloves because the cloves will preserve the orange and allow it to keep for over a year without forming mold.

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