Herb and Spice Christmas Ornaments

Pomanders from tangerines, lemons, small apple, and small pear

I have made Christmas ornaments with herbs including tiny wreaths made with a homemade woodsy potpourri, small balls covered with potpourri, fabric shapes stuffed with ground spices, and pomanders made from tangerines, small apples, small pears, and small lemons.   Applesauce mixed with ground cinnamon and/or cloves until it becomes like clay and rolled into balls or cut into shapes with cookie cutters are also fun ornaments to make.

This blog post from Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice has some other ideas for herbal ornaments you may want to make.  Making ornaments yourself can be less expensive especially if you use things from your pantry or your garden.  The scents of the herbs and spices are part of the holiday fun.  Consider making some herbal Christmas ornaments for gifts this year.

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About Beuna, Garden Inspire

As a garden coach, Beuna Tomalino has had the opportunity to help others grow their own food organically. Educated in Ornamental Horticultural from Utah State University and self taught in organic methods and multiple methods of gardening she helps others grow food no matter where they live. Beuna recently released the book Herbs to Know 2: Wild Medicinal & Edible Plants which she co authored with Kathy Wilson, Master Herbalist.

Posted on December 20, 2011, in spices and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. oooh, goodie! I’ve never thought to use herbs to make Christmas ornaments but that is a lovely idea. I bet the smell would be fantastic! What ingredients do you find make for the most fragrance and creates the most longevity?

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