With pen, draw dots on skin of fruit to make design of your choice. With skewer, pierce fruit at marked points. Insert whole cloves into pierced points. If you like, hot-glue ribbon to fruit for festive look and use additional ribbon to make loop for hanging. Anchor ribbon loop with U-pin.
Choice of citrus fruits, such as navel oranges, lemons, or limes
Pen or fine-tip marker
thin wooden skewer or toothpicks
assorted ribbons, hot-glue gun, and U-pins (optional)
Place completed pomanders on wire rack in a cool place for about 2 weeks. Make these nonedible decorative pomanders at least 2 weeks before placing in gift basket--this will allow time for fruit to dry out. (If any pomanders should develop mold, discard them). Once they are dry, they keep for months. You can also use these freshly made on a ribbon and tie them to your belt for faire use. They often did this to cover the stench of the cities rank odors.