Pomanders are the perfect decoration for Tu B'Shevat, (this Friday night) the holiday in which we celebrate trees and their delicious and amazing fruits! And though the holiday is almost here, you still have time to make a few of these to grace your table. And while you may not have the time, (I choose crafts over sleep on a regular basis, but I certainly don't expect that of you!) your kids can certainly sit down with a bag of cloves and make some themselves, with very little help!My first experience with pomanders was using oranges (see that post here) which I honestly enjoyed more than making these pomanders with lemons because the orange peel was easier to work with and the fragrance was just delicious. That aside it certainly wold be nice to combine the two, and a lemon might be a better size for a small child with not too much patience. Just do try to pick lemons with the thickest skin you can find— don't attempt this on a thin skinned lemon as the project gets too juicy!
- thick skinned lemons or oranges
- the guts to display your creations on upside down wine glasses, a somewhat novel idea!
See complete tutorial here.