I love making pomanders. The citrus and spicy aromas and the rich, bright colours make me feel quite festive.
For some reason I didn't make any last year and I missed having their evocative scent around the house.
I wrap the ribbon around the oranges securing at each end with a dressmaker's pin. Then I make holes in the orange skin with an old knitting needle.
Then I place the cloves in ground cinnamon and stick them in the holes. I dust the oranges again with the cinnamon. The oranges then need placing somewhere warm so they can dry out.