It may have taken forever, and cost a small fortune, but I finally made my clove oranges. I Found a cute idea online to tie ribbon around the oranges so you could hang them, but i just tied them in to bows, and really liked how they turned out. They're a festive Holiday decoration, and smell so good!
What you'll need:
-Oranges (however many you'd like, I did 5)
-Whole Cloves (if you can find them in bulk, you'll save some money, the individual bottle were expensive, and it took me three bottles to do 5 oranges)
It's easiest to wrap the ribbon around the orange, cross and bring back up to the top and tie.
This also makes a great little outline to follow, then individually press each close in. Some people recommend using a toothpick or needle to make holes first, but i think its just as easy to just push the cloves in.
I love the look of a completely covered orange, but I knew I hadn't bought enough cloves to do that, so I left my pattern a little more open.
My little helpers, they loved making these
Proudly displaying their hard work