MAKE POMANDERS WITH RIBBON oranges lemons and apples DIY these are the original version, where the fruit is dried. (we always baked it in the oven to speed the process). Recently Ive seen far prettier ones with oranges and other citrus that arent dried and use less cloves in beautiful designs. The only downside to these is they rot eventually. when completely covered (tho with spaced because the fruit shrinks) with cloves the fruit wont rot.
Kissing balls - Once a lovely Victorian tradition, kissing balls are now a favorite decoration in homes and for weddings. Hang them from aisle ways, archways, doors, chairs, curtains, tree branches …. Made from dried and silk flowers, paper roses, sea shells, pine cones, acorns, buttons…the choices are endless, along with a myriad of beautiful ribbons.