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Saturday, January 28, 2012

I remember when I was quite young in the early 50's the Girl Scouts made these pomanders. They were oranges studded with whole cloves.

I made one for my parents for Christmas. Many years later while clearing out Moms' home when she went to the nursing home, I discovered this in a box that Dad had made for it in a closet. Even after all that time, some 45+ years it still eas intact with a fragnance. Then about 15-20 yrs. ago I made one for my husband. Ditto to this day.

However, I recently made one for our kitchen table with the idea of making some more for there. However, the orange is souring already. Am I forgetting how I did it, or what?

Does anyone recall this old-fashioned craft? I'd sure like to make more, also for gifts.

Be safe and have a terrific week-end!


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  • no profile photo CD1322168
    Hmm...I wonder if it may be due to the type of orange or even maybe sue type of pesticide they use these days. Not sure..but hope to hear what you find out.
    Sorry I couldn't help more!
    3040 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5178852
    I want to look into it too. I know it can't be too complicated.
    3040 days ago
    dont you just love the internet and how you can find stuff?
    3041 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4292560
    Yes please share a picture when finished. I kind of remember them from a long time ago.
    3041 days ago
    I have never made one but was glad to see that SHERYLDS found and shared a website with you. If you get a chance, please post a picture of one that you make.

    3041 days ago
    have fun
    3041 days ago
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