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Threaded Pomander Balls

Photography: James Merrell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2014/January 2015


  • Whole dried cloves

  • Oranges, grapefruits, and lemons

  • Beading cord, 0.5 mm


  1. Insert cloves into citrus at points of an arrow, diamond, or other shape, spacing them evenly around fruits’ circumference.

  2. Tie one end of cord around head of a clove, leaving a 2-inch tail.

  3. Wrap cord around each clove head to form desired shape. Some designs (like diamonds) may require tying off cord after a couple of shapes and retying cord to another clove.

  4. Continue wrapping cord around cloves until you reach starting point. Tie together end of cord and tail left at start. Trim off any excess.

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