The whole house smells wonderful because of the Christmas tree, the baking and cooking that has been going on, and the citrus pomander balls I made for my office. Have you made one? It’s citrus season. Grab an orange, lemon, or lime; a sharp object like a skewer or knitting needle; and some whole cloves (they might be cheaper in bulk).
Poke starter holes in your fruit with the skewer and then push a clove into each hole. The closer together the cloves, the longer the pomander will last. If it dries properly, it might even last for years.
You can tie a ribbon around the whole thing and secure it with more cloves at the ribbon’s edge and then hang your pomander. I took the lazy way out using lemons (they’re smaller) and parking them in little ramekins.