Notes before you start.
Choose unblemished fruit. Remember that the fruit will shrink about two-thirds of its original size. Cover the fruit with cloves in a random pattern or form a more controlled design by first carving a marked pattern with a grooving tool. Whichever you you choose, remember to leave space between each clove to allow for shrinkage.
Your pomander is ready when it sounds hollow when you tap it with your finger and it feels light. Shake off excess spices and it is ready use in your house or trim with decorations. Tie it with ribbon, lace or coloured net. Make a loop with ribbon and secure it to the top with either pins or strong glue.
Your aromatic pomander should last for months.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,