This fragrant holiday centerpiece is easy to make and will make your home smell wonderful this autumn and holiday season!
I love this time of year!
Our tree is up and there are garlands and white lights everywhere. Since we don’t use a real tree, though, we miss that wonderful smell of a freshly-cut Christmas tree. Instead, we fill the home with other wonderful scents with crafts and pretty decor.
This year, we decided to make some fragrant holiday decor pieces with mandarins and cloves.
Mandarins give off such a wonderful citrus fragrance, and when they’re combined with the unique scent of cloves, the result is an amazing holiday scent!
We always have plenty of mandarins around this time of year, so I used some for our holiday centerpieces. I used a bar tool to remove the peel in different designs, leaving some of the mandarins whole.
Then the kids and I took turns decorating some of the mandarins with whole cloves. The cloves have a sharp end so it was easy to pierce the peel and push the clove all the way in.
The results looked beautiful and smelled absolutely amazing!