A Christmas weapon?

Toby (who has no sense of smell, so this is totally lost on him) had never seen a pomander before. He asked if I was making some kind of weapon. A Christmas bommy knocker perhaps?

This does smell amazing. I checked out some online tutorials- kind of googled a bunch and then did it the way I thought best, which is pretty much just tying on the ribbon first, use a skewer to poke holes in the orange and then push in your cloves. One tutorial did mention "you should do this over a tray, or you might lose cloves in the sheets." Good tip lady.


  1. It's true. In days before home and content insurance they were used to protect the haul of presents under the tree. You twirl it around your head and any would-be burglar gets a clove spike in the eyes. That's where the phrase 'sadder than a clove-eyed robber' comes from.

  2. Yum, I bet it smells amazing! I might whip one or two up today!